March 18, 2006
The Florida State men’s tennis team snapped No. 5 Clemson’s 13-match win streak with a thrilling 4-3 victory Saturday afternoon at Scott Speicher Tennis Center. FSU earned a triumph over its first top-10 team of the season and improved to 9-8 on the year and 2-1 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Tigers dropped to 17-3 overall and 2-1 in league action.
“We have lost a lot of close decisions this season,” junior Ytai Abougzir said. “We have been waiting for that one guy to step up and our senior Chris [Westerhof] did that today. As a team, we feel like it’s a great accomplishment to beat a top-10 team and even more to get to another ACC victory.”
With the team score tied at 3-3, Westerhof came-from-behind in the third set to defeat the Tigers’ Clint Boling 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.
“Chris was down 4-3 in the third set,” an elated Florida State head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. “He held serve to make it 4-all…and then he went on to win the next to games for the 6-4 win.”
More to come!