Jan. 25, 2006
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State head men’s tennis coach Dwayne Hultquist announced today that one of the 11th-ranked Seminoles top players, Jonathas Sucupira, will miss the next four weeks of tennis due to a hand fracture. The news comes as a bit of disappointment for the Seminoles who are scheduled to make their inaugural appearance at the 2006 USTA/ITA National Men’s Indoor Championships February 17 in Seattle.
Sucupira, a junior standout from Sao Paulo, Brazil, is the highest-ranked singles and doubles player on the men’s tennis team. He is No. 36 in the nation in singles and he and sophomore Sam Chang are ranked No. 29 as a pair.
“We will miss Jonathas,” Hultquist said. “Not only is he very talented on the court, but he also provides our team with a ton of energy. With the absence of Jon, it will allow other players to step up and contribute. It looks as though our freshmen will get a lot more playing time.” Florida State will return to court this weekend for a home match against Louisiana-Lafayette at 1pm.