April 16, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, FL – The 46th-ranked Florida State Seminoles sealed
their fourth ACC match of the 2000 season against the 70th-ranked Georgia
Tech Yellow Jackets on Sunday, April 16th. The Florida State win increased
their overall season record to 13-9 while improving their ACC record to
4-4. Meanwhile, the Georgia Tech loss dropped their season record to 10-12
and to 4-4 in the ACC.
Florida State won one of the the three doubles matches to open the
match, with that win coming from the duo of Travis/Schnell at the No. 2
position by a score of 8-6. The Noles headed into the singles portion of
the match down by one point.
Rebounding from the lost doubles point, the Seminoles evened up the
match with a win at No. 1 singles. Florida State’s 50th-ranked player in
the country, Xavier Luscan, defeated the Yellow Jacket’s Sergio Aguirre in
three sets, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, to increase his ACC record to 5-3 on the season.
The Seminoles ripped off three other singles matches to accumulate
their four points. At No. 4, junior Chad Mooney defeated Romain Coirault
in a hard fought match, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 to increase his dual record to 10-10
while junior Jay Travis completed his second win at the No. 5 position by
defeating Jason Jeong by a score of 6-3, 6-4.
Notching the final Nole victory of the singles portion of the
match and completing his 20th win of the year, freshman Rodrigo Laub
increased his ACC record to 5-2 by defeating Fabio Campos at the No. 6
singles position by a score of 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(5). Laub is the first FSU
freshman to win 20 matches since Mike Ingham in the 1996-97 season. In
that season, Ingham went 26-7. The No. 2 and No. 3 FSU singles players went
the distance during their matches but in the end were defeated by the
Yellow Jackets. Senior Mike Ingham completed his career at FSU with a 2000
dual record of 11-10 with his loss to Roger Anderson, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 2
singles. At No. 3 singles, sophomore Noah Schnell dropped his match to
David Wright by a close score of 7-6(4), 6-3.
Florida State will return home to prepare for the ACC tournament
next weekend in Atlanta, Georgia.
No. 46 FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY 4
No. 70 GEORGIA TECH 3
No. 1 No. 50 Xavier Luscan (FSU) d Sergio Aguirre (GT) – 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
No. 2 Roger Anderson (GT) d No. 97 Mike Ingham (FSU) – 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 David Wright (GT) d Noah Schnell (FSU) – 7-6(4), 6-3
No. 4 Chad Mooney (FSU) d Romain Coirault (GT) – 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
No. 5 Jay Travis (FSU) d Jason Jeong (GT) – 6-3, 6-4
No. 6 Rodrigo Laub (FSU) d Fabio Campos (GT) – 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(5)
No. 1 Tim Bibby/Coirault (GT) d Luscan/Laub(FSU) – 8-6
No. 2 Travis/Schnell (FSU) d D. Wright/Anderson (GT) – 8-6
No. 3 Aguirre/Jeong (GT) d Ingham/Scarella (FSU) – 8-3