Jan. 3, 2002
Florida State men’s tennis signee, Mat Cloer, who signed his letter of intent in November, has enrolled at Florida State and will begin taking classes Monday, January 7, the first day of the Spring semester. The Seminoles look for Cloer to make a contribution to the team immediately. Head Coach Dwayne Hultquist hopes that Cloer will be cleared to play for the team before the ACC Indoor Championships later in the month.
Cloer finished the 2000 season ranked No. 3 in the nation in the USTA Boy’s 16 and under division. Cloer, who grew up in North Carolina but now lives in Knoxville, Tenn., 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 graduate of Florida State. Cloer chose the Seminoles over Tennessee, Clemson, North Carolina, Kentucky and Wake Forest.
“Mat 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.”