Oct. 24, 2004
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. –
When the Wilson / ITA Mideast Regional began, the best shot Florida State University seemed to have at advancing someone to the National Indoor Tournament was in its tenth-ranked doubles team of Jeff Groslimond and Chris Westerhof.
While Groslimond (Atlanta, Ga.) was expected to have a shot in doubles, few outside of the Seminole camp thought he might have a chance in singles. The junior played some of the best tennis of his career over the weekend at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center on the University of North Carolina campus and almost snuck in the finals to earn an automatic bid to the national tournament, November 4-7, at the University of Michigan.
After three wins on Friday and Saturday, including a straight-set triumph over the No. 54 player in the country, Groslimond had his run ended on Sunday (October 24). He was stopped in the quarterfinals by Ludovic Walter of Duke, the No. 16 player in the country, 6-4, 6-2.
With the conclusion of the ITA Mideast Regional, Florida State has finished the fall portion of its schedule. The Seminoles are back in action on January 14 when they begin the dual match season against Oregon in Honolulu, Hawaii.