In singles play, the 110th-ranked Pinto dropped a tight 6-4, 7-6(3) decision to Nick Lane of Auburn in the quarterfinals of Division I consolation Sunday morning.
In Division III main draw singles, Bulldog newcomer Jordan Jones was a 6-1, 6-4 victim of Mercer's Arya Vafaei in the quarterfinals of that field.
State's next fall competition will come Oct. 1-10 at the ITA All-American Hardcourt Championships in Chattanooga, Tenn. The tournament is the first major of the college tennis season.
MSU RESULTS AT THE SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Athens, Ga. - 9/26/04
SINGLES - DIVISION I CONSOLATION
Quarterfinals - Nick Lane (Auburn) def. #110 Jose-Carlos Pinto (MSU) 6-4, 7-6(3).
SINGLES - DIVISION III
Quarterfinals - Arya Vafaei (Mercer) def. Jordan Jones (MSU) 6-1, 6-4.
DOUBLES - DIVISION I
Quarterfinals - Ockie Oosthuizen/Ben Rogers (Tennessee) def. #13 Luiz Carvalho/Pinto (MSU) 8-6.
(numbers preceding names are current national rankings)