April 28, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, FL. -- The Florida State men's tennis team learned hours before their match against FAMU on Friday that two teammates had been awarded all-conference honors. Senior Mike Ingham and sophomore Xavier Luscan were selected to the All-ACC team which is voted on by the nine head coaches in the league.
Ingham and Luscan are the first Seminoles since 1996 to be named All-ACC. Ingham is ranked 97th in the nation by the ITA and has won 10 of 19 matches at the No. 2 singles position this season for the 'Noles. Ingham went 3-1 against fellow All-ACC members this dual match season.
Luscan, who is currently ranked No. 50 in the country by the ITA, went 15-8 at No. 1 singles this spring including wins over the 10th, the 18th and the 44th-ranked players in the nation. Luscan transferred to Florida State after playing a year at UCLA.
Luscan and Ingham have led the Seminoles to a 13-10 record and a national ranking of No. 54. The Seminoles finished in fifth place in the ACC in 2000 and will host Florida A&M in their final regular season match this evening, April 28th, before hearing from the NCAA if they have been selected into the tournament. The field of 64 will be announced on May 4th.
THE 2000 ALL-ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE MEN'S TENNIS TEAM
Tomasz Boniecki Clemson Josh Goffi Clemson Mike Ingham Florida State Eric Jackson NC State Xavier Luscan Florida State Huntley Montgomery Virginia Andres Pedroso Duke Marcio Petrone North Carolina Tripp Phillips North Carolina Doug Root Duke Ramsey Smith Duke Brian Vahaly VirginiaPLAYER OF THE YEAR
Brian Vahaly, Virginia
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Roger Anderson, Georgia Tech
COACH OF THE YEAR
Sam Paul, North Carolina