Oct. 21, 2001
The Florida State men’s tennis teams completed action at the annual Seminole Fall Classic. FSU send two doubles teams to face off in the final round of competition in Owen-Herrera and Bucht-Jurd.
The No. 4 seed of the singles flight A competition, Matias Ormaza of Georgia State defeated the No. 2 seed of Georgia State Pablo Perez Gras for the championship win. In consolation action Seminole junior Rodrigo Laub would win the first set of his finals match against South Florida’s Jorge Escallon, 4-6. It would not be enough however, as Escallon would come back for the win.
In singles flight B UCF’s Johan Westin defeated North Florida’s Miguel Angelo in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2 for the championship. In consolation action Wake Forests Stephen Paulos defeated Furman’s Brandon Futch 6-2, 6-1. In finals competition Poulos was to face teammate Vitor Souza, however the two did not play the match.
In doubles competition North Florida’s Olave-Angelo defeated Lisac-Magnone of Georgia State to advance into the semi-finals. There North Florida was met by FSU’s Owen-Herrera. Owen -Herrera would take the win, 8-3 advancing into the finals. In finals action Owen-Herrera were set to face teammates Bucht-Laub who had defeated South Florida’s Meier-Escallon, 8-3. In the final round of action it would be the Seminole duo of Owen-Herrera who would take the win, 8-1. In doubles consolation FAMU would take the win in finals competition over Wake Forests Poulos-Souza, 8-4.
FSU will return to action on Tuesday, Oct. 23, as they will head to Chapel Hill, N.C. for the Rolex Regional.