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Sept. 21, 1997

layer advances to Quarterfinals

BALTIMORE, MD - Florida State men's tennis player Yvo Niks, a junior from Holland, won two matches Sunday afternoon to advance to the quarterfinals of the pre-qualifying tournament of the ITA National Claycourt Championships at the Suburban Club. Niks defeated ACC-rival John Winter of Virginia in straight sets 6-2, 7-6 late Saturday and then defeated Mark Loughrin of Wisconsin 6-3, 6-1 and Alabama's Karim Zahir 6-2, 7-5 on Sunday. He will face Texas Christian's Esteban Carril in the quarterfinals.

FSU's Michael Ingham had a successful tournament but lost in the fourth round to Piotr Baranowski of Winthrop 6-0, 6-0. He earlier defeated Jason Moon of American 6-1, 6-0 and ACC-foe Hyon Yoo of Virginia 6-2, 6-4.

The top winners of the 120-player pre-qualifying tournament advance to the 64-player qualifying tournament that takes place this week. The top winners of the qualifying rounds advance to the main draw of players, where an actual champion is determined. FSU's Ty Braswell, ranked No. 81 in the preseason polls, is an entry in the secondary tournament.

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