October 20, 2005 - by
Bailey And Hood Fall Short At ITA Mideast Regional Championships

Oct. 20, 2005

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.Freshman Andrew Bailey and junior Jason Hood of the Florida State men’s team failed to advance to the main singles draw of the 2005 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Mideast Regional Championships Wednesday at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center on the University of North Carolina.  Wednesday’s action included the qualifying singles phase of the tournament with a draw of 64 players. Those winning two matches and reaching the round of 16 automatically advanced to the main draw.

Bailey won his first outing of the day with a 6-4, 6-3 defeat over Faron Carter of Howard.  Despite putting up a tough fight, he dropped a three-set (7-5, 3-6, 6-3) decision to Radford’s Authur Vasakere during his second contest and saw his run to the main draw come to an end.  Meanwhile, fellow ACC foe Jay Weinekar (NC State) handed Hood a 6-3, 6-1 loss in the first round. 

The Seminole’s Ytai Abougzir, Sam Chang, Jonathas Sucupira, and Maciek Sykut automatically qualified for the main draw of singles which begins Thursday.  The main draw will consist of a 128-player singles bracket and doubles play starts with the Round of 64. The tournament is slated to run through Monday, Oct. 24.


The Bailey/Sykut and Chang/Sucupira tandems will represent Florida State in doubles play beginning tomorrow.



Drew Bailey (FSU) def. Faron Carter (Howard), 6-4, 6-3

Auther Vasakere (Radford) def. Drew Bailey (FSU), 7-5, 3-6, 6-3

Jay Weinekar (NC State) def. Jason Hood (FSU), 6-3, 6-1






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