Nov. 2, 2000
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Florida State men's tennis team came out strong Thursday in the second day of tournament play at the ITA Regional Tournament.
Thursday morning in singles competition, Seminole senior Chad Mooney went up against UNC's Amine Elouazzani in the round of 32. Mooney defeated Elouazzani in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5. Mooney advanced to the round of 16 where he faced and fell to Trent Brendon of WFU. Sophomore Noah Schnell also competed in the singles round of 32 Thursday morning where he faced and fell to WFU's Brett Mauro, but not without a fight. Schnell lost to Mauro 6-7, 6-7. Jeff Scarella faced and defeated Erik Petterson of HU in the singles round of 32 in straight sets, 6-4, 6-0. Scarella advanced to the round of 16 where he fell to WFU's David Loewenthal.
In doubles play the Seminole tandem of sophomore Xavier Luscan and freshman Jerrod Owen faced UNC's Nicholas Monroe and Marcio Petrone in the round of 32, results for this match were not available. Romain Jurd and Joe Bassett teamed together in the round of 16 play where they fell to WFU's Brendon and Simpson.
Upcoming matches for the Noles will include Owen who will play in the singles round of 64 Friday at 8:00 a.m. No. 4 seed Luscan, who will face Clemson's Marko Gojanovic Friday morning. Mooney will play Florian Marquardt of VCU Friday afternoon for a chance to advance to the singles round of 32. Freshman Alex Herrera will see tournament play Friday afternoon where he faces Thomas Miho of CSU.
Tournament play at the ITA Regional will continue through to Sunday Nov.