October 20, 2005 - by
FSU Tennis Continues Strong Play At ITA Mideast Regional Championships

Oct. 20, 2005

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Florida State men’s tennis pair of sophomore Sam Chang and junior Jonathas Sucupira won two doubles matches and advanced to the Round of 16 of the 2005 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Mideast Regional Championships Thursday at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis.  The tandem will face James Lloyd and Martin Sayer of Radford on Friday.


In the first match of the day, Chang/Sucupira defeated Charles Sartor and Liron Strauss of Wake Forest with ease, 8-1.  They followed with an 8-4 decision against Sebastian Geujman and Derek Porter of UNC. 


The FSU freshman doubles team of Andrew Bailey and Maciek Sykut failed to advance in the tournament after William and Mary’s Billy Mulligan and Colin O’Brian upset them, 8-6, in the Round of 32.  Bailey and Sykut won their first outing of the day with a strong 8-2 victory over Quincy Hawley and Vitas Hawley of NC A&T.


The Seminole’s Ytai Abougzir, Chang, Sucupira, and Sykut automatically qualified for the main draw of singles and they received a first round bye.  The four of them are set to play at 8:30 and 10:30 in the morning.  The main draw consists of a 128-player singles bracket. The tournament is slated to run through Monday, Oct. 24.



Round of 64

Chang/Sucupira (FSU) def. Sartor/Strauss (WF), 8-1

Bailey/Sykut (FSU) def. Hawley/Hawley (NC A&T), 8-2

Round of 32

Chang/Sucupira (FSU) def. Geujman/Porter (UNC), 8-4

Mulligan/O’Brian (W&M) def. Bailey/Sykut, 8-6




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