Sept. 20, 1997
FSU Tennis Players Battle into Second Round at Claycourt Championships
BALTIMORE, MD -- Florida State's Michael Ingham and Yvo Niks won their opening round matches in the pre-qualifying rounds at the ITA National Claycourt Championships at the Suburban Club in Baltimore, MD.
Ingham, a sophomore from England, defeated DePaul's Greg Tranquada in three sets 7-6 (5), 0-6, 6-4 to advance. He will face MTSU's Marshall Brown.
Niks, a junior from Holland, defeated Winthrop's Joao Leitie in a three-setter 7-6 (1), 2-6, 6-3 in his opening round match. He will face ACC-rival John Winter of Virginia in his next match.
Junior Ty Braswell of Umatilla will begin his opening rounds of the qualifying tournament later Saturday evening.