Nov. 26, 2001
Florida State men’s tennis received something to be thankful for when Matt Cloer of Knoxville, Tenn. signed a letter of intent to play for the Seminoles on Wed. Nov. 21 in the upcoming season. Since Wednesday head coach Dwayne Hultquist has also received a letter of intent from Jeff Groslimand of Atlanta, Ga.
Cloer finished the 2000 season ranked No. 3 in the nation in the USTA Boy’s 16 and under division. Cloer who previously lived in North Carolina was also named the state high school champion of North Carolina. He qualified as a semifinalist in the National Hardcourts competition held in Kalamazoo. Cloer’s father is a tennis pro at Knoxville Racquet Club and his grandfather is a former graduate of Florida State. Cloer chose the Seminoles over Tennessee, Clemson, North Carolina, Kentucky and Wake Forest.
“Matt has been a top ranked national player for several years and will have an immediate impact here at Florida State,” said head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “He is very quick around the court and hits a very clean ball. You can tell he really enjoys playing tennis.”
Groslimand who hails from Atlanta, Ga. has been ranked in the top 30 in the nation in the USTA Boy’s 16 and under division. His father played tennis at Stanford. Groslimand chose FSU over ACC schools Virginia, Clemson and Wake Forest.
“Jeff is extremely athletic and technically sound,” said Hultquist. “You can tell he has been taught well by his coaches and his father. He is an outstanding doubles player.”