Jan. 19, 2002
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Ten members of the Florida State men’s tennis team are competing in the ACC Indoor Championships this weekend hosted by Wake Forest University. Seven ACC schools have players competing in the tournament. Clemson and N.C. State are the only schools not participating.
After the first day of action, the Seminoles have three players still alive. Sophomore Romain Jurd and senior Bartosz Koldej have advanced to the third round of action, which will be played today. Jurd, who entered the tournament as the fourth seed will face Andy Metzler of North Carolina. Newcomer Mat Cloer advanced to the fourth round due to the withdrawal of no. 1 seed David Loewenthal of Wake Forest, whom Cloer would have faced this morning in the third round.
Three other Seminoles advanced past the first round, only to fall in the second round of play on Friday. Senior Xavier Luscan, who was the Seminoles highest seed (3rd) in the tournament, fell in the second round to unseeded Justin Kauffman of Wake Forest. Both freshman Chip Webb and senior Jeff Scarella advanced to the second round as well. Sophomore Jarrod Owen, senior Gustav Bucht, sophomore Alex Herrera and junior Rodrigo Laub all succumbed in the first round. These seven Seminoles will compete in the consolation round, which begins today.
Two Seminoles doubles teams have advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament. The tandem of Mat Cloer and Bartosz Koldej will play the second seeded team, Geoff Boyd and Nicholas Munroe of North Carolina, this afternoon. The other Seminole team still alive is Rodrigo Laub and Xavier Luscan, who will face Jonathan Janda and Trystan Menaine also of North Carolina in the third round of play.