Jan. 17, 2004
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. –
Without any competitions since early November, the Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Championships were a good opportunity for the Florida State University men’s team to knock off the rust before the dual match season begins. After a pair of victories to start the event, the Seminoles last entree, Mat Cloer, had his run ended in the quarterfinals.
Following a first round bye, Cloer (Brevard, N.C.) only had to play one match during the first day. Seeded number three in the event, he started day two with a 6-3, 6-2 triumph against Virginia’s Darrin Cohen. Unfortunately, sixth-seeded Josa Muguruza ended Cloer’s tournament in the quarters.
A 7-6 (5), 6-1 victory by the Yellow Jacket gave Muguruza his second victory over a Florida State player in as many days. On Friday, he ended Jonathas Sucupira’s (Sao Paulo, Brazil) run in the second round.
Florida State, ranked No. 32 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll, begins dual match play this week when it takes on Stetson on January 19. First serve is schedule for 1 p.m. at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center on the FSU campus.