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Men's Tennis Tops Southern Miss



Feb. 14, 1998

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The No. 36-ranked Florida State Seminole tennis team defeated visiting Southern Mississippi, 6-1, this afternoon at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. With the win, the Seminoles improve their record to 6-0.

Four of FSU's five singles victories saw two-set matches including Yvo Niks, who remains perfect with a 6-0 record with his 6-2, 6-0 win over USM's Mark Fulmer. Number 2 singles player Alex Golub rebounded from a 3-6 start to take the next two sets 6-3, 6-2. FSU's only loss of the day was Michael Ingham's three-set loss to Toby Simpson. It was Ingham's first defeat of the season.

Florida State's number one doubles team of Ty Braswell and Niks, ranked 12th regionally, improved to 6-0 with their 9-8 victory. Davidson Kozlowski/Golub and Ingham/Jay Travis each recorded 8-4 wins.

Florida State 6 - Southern Miss 1

Singles
Braswell (FSU) d. Reinhardt (USM) 6-3, 6-4; Golub (FSU) d. Tiltscher (USM) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2; Simpson (USM) d. Ingham (USM) 2-6, 6-1, 2-6; Niks (FSU) d. Fulmer (USM) 6-2, 6-0; Kozlowski (FSU) d. Balstat (USM) 6-3, 6-4; Weinsten (FSU) d. Reidler (USM) 6-4, 6-1.

Doubles
Niks/Braswell (FSU) d. Reinhardt/Tiltscher 9-8; Kozlowski/Golub d. Simpson/Balstat 8-4; Ingham/Travis (FSU) d. Fulmer/Reidler 8-4.

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