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No. 45 Florida State Defeats No. 40 Wake Forest, 5-2

March 5, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s tennis team improved
their record to 9-1 as they defeated Wake Forest University at the Scott
Speicher Tennis Center Sunday, March 3, 2000. The 29th-ranked player in
the country, Xavier Luscan, Mike Ingam, Rodrigo Laub, and Noah Schnell
helped the Noles claim their eighth win over Wake Forest in the past nine
years.

The No. 1 doubles match against Wake Forest’s Munoz/Murray produced
a Florida State loss. The Demon Deacons defeated the Seminoles by a score
of 8-3. Clinching the doubles point for the Seminoles were the No. 2 and
No. 3 double’s teams. Travis/Schnell defeated Hansen/Mauro by a score of
8-4 to grasp the first doubles point at No. 2, and the tandem of
Mooney/Ingham defeated Kaufman/Berger by a score of 9-8 to grasp the second
doubles point and give FSU a 1-0 lead heading into the single’s portion of
the match.

At No. 1 singles, FSU junior Xavier Luscan defeated senior Mike
Berger by a score of 6-1, 6-2. Luscan increased his winning streak to
eight as a result of this win. Increasing his record to 5-2 at the No. 2
position, senior Mike Ingham defeated freshman Mike Murray by a score of
6-3, 6-4.

Two singles matches were dropped by Florida State in the singles
portion. First, at the No. 3 position, junior Jay Travis was defeated by
Wake Forest’s John Hansen by a score of 6-4, 6-4. The second Wake Forest
victory of the singles portion was at the No. 4 position where junior Chad
Mooney was defeated by freshman Raul Munoz by a score of 7-6, 7-6.

The last two singles matches stretched the limits by going three
sets each. First at the No. 5 position, sophomore Noah Schnell defeated
Demon Deacon David Bere by a score of 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 and at the No. 6
position, freahman Rodrigo Laub’s winning streak went to nine with a win
over freshman Trent Brendan by a score of 3-6, 6-4, 6-0.

“This was a big win for us,” said FSU assistant coach John Roddick.
“The guys kept asking me during the match how everyone was doing. I kept
telling them, it could go either way. But in the end,we pulled it off. It
would be great for us to keep beating teams who are on the same level as us
so that we can gain some confidence.”


BOX SCORE

#45  FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY    5
#40  WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY      2


SINGLES

NO. 1(#29) Xavier Luscan (FSU) d Mike Berger (WF) – 6-1, 6-2
NO. 2Mike Ingham (FSU) d Mike Murray (WF) – 6-3, 6-4
NO. 3John Hansen (WF) d Jay Travis (FSU) – 6-4, 6-4
NO. 4Raul Munoz (WF) d Chad Mooney (FSU) – 7-6, 7-6
NO. 5Noah Schnell (FSU)d David Bere (WF) – 7-5, 3-6, 6-1
NO. 6Rodrigo Laub (FSU)d Trent Brendan (WF) – 3-6, 6-4, 6-0


DOUBLES

NO. 1Munoz/Murray (WF) d Luscan/Laub (FSU) – 8-3
NO. 2Travis/Schnell (FSU) d Hansen/Mauro (WF) – 8-4
NO. 3Mooney/Ingham (FSU) d Kaufman/Berger (WF) – 9-8
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