Nov. 3, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, FL. – The Florida State men’s tennis team travels to
the University of North Carolina this weekend to face some of the top
tennis players in the south region in the South Atlantic Championships.
First year FSU head coach Dwayne Hultquist entered six players in the
singles draw and three teams in the doubles portion. Competition will
begin today and run through Monday, November 8th.
The top two seeds in the singles draw are Duke’s Yorke Allen and
Wake Forest’s Raul Munoz. The top two finishers in both singles and
doubles automatically qualify for the 2000 Rolex National Indoor
Championships, which is the third leg of the ITA Grand Slam. FSU’s Jeff
Scarella will play the tournament’s fourth seed, James Camerron, in the
first round Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Other Noles in action Wednesday
include freshman Joe Bassett, junior Jay Travis, senior Mike Ingham and
sophomore Noah Schnell. Freshman Rodrigo Laub, the Division IV singles
champion at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic in September, will play William
and Mary’s Brian Lubin Wednesday morning in a qualifying match to move into
the field of 64.
The doubles field consists of 22 teams and three from Florida
State. Bassett and junior Chad Mooney will face Old Dominion’s Cancado and
Laca at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Schnell and Travis will play North
Carolina’s Riley and Bownlowe at 6:30 p.m. and Scarella and Ingham will
also play their first round match tonight at 6:30 p.m.
This year’s tournament in Chapel Hill marks the eighth consecutive
year that UNC has hosted the event.