November 4, 1999 - by
Men’s Tennis Moves Forward At Indoor Championships

Nov. 4, 1999

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Florida State men’s tennis team continued
to travel the long road to qualifying for the main draw of the Region II
Indoor Championships on Wednesday. Two FSU doubles teams are one match
away from entering the main draw and three Noles are two wins away from
qualifying for the singles tournament, which will begin on Friday.

This afternoon, FSU’s Jay Travis and Noah Schnell will play
Hampton’s Ibler and Lee for the right to advance to the 32-team field, main
doubles draw. FSU’s Jeff Scarella and Mike Ingham also won two doubles
matches on Wednesday to put themselves in a position to advance to the main
draw. The duo will face East Carolina’s Girard and Thalen on Thursday.
One Seminole doubles tandem already sits in the 32-team main draw. The
freshmen combination of Rodrigo Laub and Deni Franulovic will face
Navawengse and Nagle from Elon in the first round when the main competition
gets underway.

In the singles portion of the tournament, FSU junior Chad Mooney
was the only Seminole to receive an automatic bid into the main draw.
Three Noles are two wins away from joining Mooney in the 64-man field.
Ingham won his first qualifying round match against North
Carolina-Greensboro’s Marico Torres 7-5, 6-3. Schnell kept his chances of
playing in the main draw alive Wednesday by defeating UVA’s Tom Duquette
6-3, 6-4. Scarella advanced in the qualifying bracket when Furman’s James
Cameron withdrew.

FSU’s Laub and Travis failed to advance on Wednesday, the two
remain alive in the doubles portion of the tournament. Action begins
Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m. on the campus of North Carolina.

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