Oct. 5, 2005
Tulsa, Okla. – Florida State freshman doubles tandem, Andrew Bailey and Maciek Sykut, advanced to the quarterfinals and main draw of the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships on Wednesday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on the Tulsa University campus after overpowering Erick Molner and Chad Tsuda (Colo.), 8-6.
The Seminoles also found three victories in the final qualifying singles round of 16 as junior Jonathas Sucupira upset 32nd-seeded Alex Schwizer of Auburn, 7-6(3), 6-4, and Sykut defeated Kai Schledorn (MTSU), 6-3, 4-6, 6-1. Florida State sophomore Sam Chang was back to his winning ways as he beat TCU’s Rafael Abreu, 7-6(2), 4-6, 6-3. Each of them will compete in the main draw beginning Thursday.
In doubles action, junior Ytai Abougzir and doubles partner Chris Westerhof were eliminated, 8-6, by Monte Tucker and Marc Spiciiaric of Illinois. Abougzir also fell in singles play to Treat Huey of Virginia, 1-6, 2-6.
The Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships offer the first national singles and doubles titles of the 2005-06 collegiate tennis season, and are followed by the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in November and the season-ending NCAA Championships in May. The Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships include 128-player and 64-doubles team qualifying tournaments this week (Oct. 3-5), which feed into the 64-player, 32-doubles team main draw which takes place Oct. 6-9.
Jonathas Sucupira def. Alex Schwerizer (Auburn) 7-6(3),6-4
Maciek Sykut def. Kai Schledor (MTSU) 6-3,4-6,6-1
Sam Chang def. Rafael Abreu (TC) 7-6(2),4-6,6-3
Treat Huey (UVa) def. Ytai Abougzir 6-1,6-2
Andrew Bailey/Maciek Sykut def. Molner/Tsuda (Colo.) 8-6
Tucker/Spiciiaric (Ill.) def. Abougzir/Westerhof 8-2