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Men's Tennis Drops Close Match to Duke



March 18, 1998

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The #35 Florida State men's tennis team dropped a rain shortened match to Duke University 4-2 Wednesday at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center in Tallahassee. FSU's record now stands at 10-3 on the season and 1-2 in the ACC.

In singles action five of the six matches went to three sets. Florida State was led by No. 2 Ty Braswell who defeated Dmitry Muzyka 6-3, 3-6, 7-6. The other winner for FSU was Michael Ingham at No. 4 singles who beat Jordan Wile 3-6, 6-4, 7-6. No. 3 Yvo Niks, who hadn't lost a match this spring, lost to Alberto Brause to drop his record to 12-1 in dual match play.

Florida State take the court again on March 21st when they face N.C. State at the Speicher Center at 2:00 p.m.

Duke 4  Florida State 2
FSU - (10-3)

Singles:  

No. 1 Root (DU) d. Golub (FSU) 6-3, 6-4; 
No. 2 Braswell (FSU) d. Muzyka (DU) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6; 
No. 3 Brause (DU) d. Niks (FSU) 6-7, 6-3, 6-3;
No. 4 Ingham (FSU) d. Wile (DU) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6; 
No. 5 Smith (DU) d. Travis (FSU) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4; 
No. 6 Cerenko (DU) d. Kozlowski (FSU) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

Doubles:  

Did not play -- rained out
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