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Men's Tennis Prepares For ITA South Atlantic

Nov. 3, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, FL. - The Florida State men's tennis team travels to the University of North Carolina this weekend to face some of the top tennis players in the south region in the South Atlantic Championships. First year FSU head coach Dwayne Hultquist entered six players in the singles draw and three teams in the doubles portion. Competition will begin today and run through Monday, November 8th.

The top two seeds in the singles draw are Duke's Yorke Allen and Wake Forest's Raul Munoz. The top two finishers in both singles and doubles automatically qualify for the 2000 Rolex National Indoor Championships, which is the third leg of the ITA Grand Slam. FSU's Jeff Scarella will play the tournament's fourth seed, James Camerron, in the first round Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Other Noles in action Wednesday include freshman Joe Bassett, junior Jay Travis, senior Mike Ingham and sophomore Noah Schnell. Freshman Rodrigo Laub, the Division IV singles champion at the Roberta Alison Fall Classic in September, will play William and Mary's Brian Lubin Wednesday morning in a qualifying match to move into the field of 64.

The doubles field consists of 22 teams and three from Florida State. Bassett and junior Chad Mooney will face Old Dominion's Cancado and Laca at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Schnell and Travis will play North Carolina's Riley and Bownlowe at 6:30 p.m. and Scarella and Ingham will also play their first round match tonight at 6:30 p.m.

This year's tournament in Chapel Hill marks the eighth consecutive year that UNC has hosted the event.

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