April 5, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 61st-ranked Florida State men’s tennis team took the doubles point, and then lost five out of six singles matches against #25 South Florida on Saturday. The 5-2 loss was only the second home loss of the season for the 11-8 Seminoles.
FSU took the doubles point as senior Davidson Kozlowski and freshman Jeff Scarella, playing in only their second match together, knocked off the nation’s 38th-ranked doubles team, USF’s Fabio Tintori and Matt Guyaux. Tintori would get revenge later, as he defeated Kozlowski at No.1 singles, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1. Guyaux also got revenge as he halted FSU’s Yvo Niks’ three-match winning streak, 6-3, 7-6.
The only singles winner for FSU was freshman Noah Schnell, who came back to defeat senior Silviu Nistor at No.6 singles, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. It was Schnell’s third straight victory for the Seminoles.
“Nistor has wreaked havoc on us for four years, it was a big win for Noah as a freshman,” said FSU head coach David Barron.
USF had lost to #28 LSU on Thursday, the Bulls bounced back against Florida State to improve their record to 15-4 with two matches remaining before their Conference USA tournament.
FSU returns to the courts on Friday, April 9th, against Florida Atlantic. Match time is scheduled for 3:30pm at FSU’s Scott Speicher Tennis Center.
No.1 Fabio Tintori (USF) d. Davidson Kozlowski (FSU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-1
No.2 Matt Guyaux (USF) d. Yvo Niks (FSU) 6-3, 7-6
No.3 Stephen Capriati (USF) d. Ty Braswell (FSU) 6-2, 7-5
No.4 Boris Babic (USF) d. Chad Mooney (FSU) 6-3, 6-4
No.5 Aleks Popovic (USF) d. Mike Ingham (FSU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
No.6 Noah Schnell (FSU) d. Silviu Nistor (USF) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
DoublesNo.1 Jeff Scarella/Kozlowski (FSU) d. Tintori/Guyaux (USF) 9-7 No.2 Capriati/Babic (USF) d. Niks/Ingham (FSU) 8-3 No.3 Braswell/Mooney (FSU) d. Nistor/Gildhorn (USF) 8-6