Sept. 18, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s tennis team is set to host its first event of the 2002 fall season in the annual Seminole Fall Classic. The tournament is being held at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center from Thursday, Sept. 19th through Saturday, Sept. 21st with a few matches being played at Florida A&M.
The first round will begin at approximately 2 p.m. on Thursday and finish at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday’s matches will begin at 9 a.m. and will go on throughout the day. Championship Saturday is expected to finish around 6 p.m.
The Seminoles welcome 13 teams from around the south region for some fall tournament action. Players from Florida, Miami, FAMU, Jacksonville, Stetson, Central Florida, Bethune-Cookman, Eckerd, Southern Miss., Georgia Southern, Troy State, Valdosta State and Mercer. Overall, 80 athletes will be competing in one of the toughest draws ever in the Seminole Fall Classic.
In the Singles A draw, four Seminoles will be in action. At 2 p.m., Rodrigo Laub, Alex Herrera and Chip Webb will all be in action to start the day for FSU. Romain Jurd will face Jacksonville’s Martin Hehensteiger at 3 p.m. to close out the Seminole portion of the first round.
The Singles B draw will showcase two newcomers to the Seminole tennis program. Hagen Endler, a transfer from the University of North Florida, will play Andres Rojas of Jacksonville at 2 p.m. and freshman Jeff Groslimond will be in action versus Miloslav Medricky from Bethune-Cookman at 4 p.m.
In doubles competition, the Seminoles will have three teams in competition in the A-draw. The tandems of Webb/Endler, Herrera/Jurd and Laub/Groslimond will represent the Seminoles. Doubles action will begin no later than 5:30 p.m.
Complete brackets are available in PDF format and will be updated at the end of each day’s action.