October 20, 2006 - by
Sykut Advances into the Round of 16 at the ITA Mideast Regional Championships

Oct. 20, 2006

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Sophomore Maciek Sykut (Marathon, Fla.) recorded two singles victories on Wednesday to advance into the round of 16 at the ITA Mideast Regional Championships. Sykut won his first match of the day defeating Andy Juc from Furman 6-4, 6-2. He followed that by winning a tight match over Colin O’Brien from William and Mary 7-6, 6-7, 7-5. Sykut will take on Martin Sayer from Radford in the round of 16 on Saturday at 9:00 a.m.

Also winning matches for Florida State Wednesday were freshman Jean-Yves Aubone (Miami, Fla.) and senior Ytai Abougzir (Boca Raton, Fla.). Both advanced into the round of 32. Aubone defeated George Guelesiani from Georgia Tech 6-1, 6-0 before losing to Dylan Arnold from Duke 7-5, 6-1. Abougzir won his opening match over Radek Pivonka from South Carolina State 6-2, 6-2 then lost to Henrique Cancado from Old Dominion 6-4, 6-3.

Three other Seminoles competed in the round of 64. Senior Jonatha Sucupira (Sao Paulo, Brazil) was edged out by Ryan Young from Clemson 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9). Junior Sam Chang (Young-Ming, Taiwan) was defeated by Pedro Campos from South Carolina 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 and sophomore Chris Cloer (Brevard, N.C.) was defeated by Joey Atas from Duke 6-4, 6-0.

The ITA Mideast Regional Championships will continue through Sunday, October 22.

Friday’s Results

Round of 64

Jean-Yves Aubone (FSU) d. George Guelesiani (GT) 6-1, 6-0

Ryan Young (CU) d. Jonatha Sucupira (FSU) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9)

Joey Atas (Duke) d. Chris Cloer (FSU) 6-4, 6-0

Ytai Abougzir (FSU) d. Radek Pivonka (SC State) 6-2, 6-2

Maciek Sykut (FSU) d. Andy Juc (Furman) 6-4, 6-2

Pedro Campos (South Carolina) d. Sam Chang (FSU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

Round of 32

Dylan Arnold (Duke) d. Jean-Yves Aubone (FSU) 7-5, 6-1

Henrique Cancado (ODU) d. Ytai Abougzir (FSU) 6-4, 6-3

Maciek Sykut (FSU) d. Colin O’Brien (W&M) 7-6, 6-7, 7-5

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