Feb. 27, 2005
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. –
The Florida State University men’s tennis match that was slated for Sunday against Furman, has been rescheduled for Tuesday (March 1) at 2 p.m.
The Seminoles are coming off a convincing 6-1 victory over No. 25 Rice on February 19 that jumped them 11 spots in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll. In addition, Florida State’s No. 1 singles player Mat Cloer (Brevard, N.C.) entered the rankings at No. 17.
The two-time ACC Player of the Year and his doubles partner Ytai Abougzir (Boca Raton, Fla.) made their debut in the national ratings at No. 29 after posting a 7-1 record with a victory over the number four team in the country from Illinois. Occupying the No. 89 spot in the singles rankings is junior Jeff Groslimond (Atlanta, Ga.), while he and his doubles partner Chris Westerhof (Durban, South Africa) are 57th.
Playing host to Furman is a homecoming for former Florida State player and coach Paul Scarpa. A three-year letterwinner for the Seminoles from 1960-62, he coached the Tribe for one season before starting the program at Furman. Currently, Scarpa is the active leader in career coaching victories with 717 triumphs.