Jan. 17, 2006
The Florida State men’s tennis doubles team of Ytai Abougzir and Chris Westerhof won their first doubles title of the year Monday, after posting a large victory in the finals of the prestigious Sherwood Collegiate Cup held at the Sherwood Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif. The tournament included 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams from six of the top-20 teams in the nation.
Abougzir, the 72nd-ranked player in the country, and Westerhof won their semifinals match 8-1 over Stanford’s Chris Rasmussen and James Wan. During the title match, the duo overcame the Matt Bruch and James Pade pair, 8-3.
“This was a great accomplishment for Ytai and Chris,” said Florida State Head Coach Dwayne Hultquist. “They went out to California and won four rounds of play, so we are definitely pleased with their performance over the weekend.”
Westerhof also won the back draw of singles action; as of press time, his results were not yet known.
Florida State sent just three players to the Sherwood Cup for the final tournament of the season.
The 2006 Florida State men’s tennis dual season gets underway on Saturday with a 1pm tilt versus Florida Atlantic.
Sherwood Collegiate Cup
Sherwood Country Club
James Pade-Matt Bruch (S) d. Abid-Surapol (UCLA), 9-7