Feb. 2, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s tennis team took on the University of Central Florida and Georgia Southern University in back-to-back matches Saturday, February 2nd at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. The Seminoles defeated the Golden Knights of UCF, 5-2, in the 11:00 a.m. match and the Eagles of Georgia Southern, 6-1, in the 4:00 p.m. match.
In the early match, the Seminoles and the Knights split the first two doubles matches, leaving the decision of the doubles point up to the No. 1 doubles position. The tandem of Alex Herrera and Jarrod Owen finally won the point for the Seminoles, by defeating Gabriel Strangberg and Augusto Sanabria of UCF 9-8 (5).
In singles play, Xavier Luscan easily won the second point for the Seminoles by defeating Strangberg, 6-1, 6-2. Soon after, Mat Cloer won the third point for the Seminoles with a win (6-4, 6-2) over Antonio Sierra of UCF. Chip Webb and Jarrod Owen had wins in the third set solidifying the victory for the Seminoles.
In the second match of the day, the Seminoles took all three of the doubles matches to gain the first point. Later in singles play, Romain Jurd led the Seminoles with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Darren Clark of Georgia Southern. Mat Cloer also had an impressive win, 6-1, 6-0, over Rohan Williams. Jeff Scarella, ChipWebb and Xavier Luscan also had wins in that match.
The Seminoles have the rest of the weekend off due to the cancellation of the Southern Methodist University match originally scheduled for tomorrow, February 3rd. The Seminoles next face Miami on Saturday, February 9th at 2 p.m. at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.
Florida State: 5
Central Florida: 2
No. 1 Xavier Luscan (FSU) d. Gabriel Strangberg (UCF) 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 Catalin Bradu (UCF) d. Romain Jurd (FSU) 6-2, 6-7, 6-3
No. 3 Mat Cloer (FSU) d. Antonio Sierra (UCF) 6-4, 6-2
No. 4 Chip Webb (FSU) d. Augusto Sanabria (UCF) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1
No. 5 Johan Westin (UCF) d. Alex Herrera (FSU) 6-3, 6-4
No. 6 Jarrod Owen (FSU) d. Paul Ramy (UCF) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
No. 1 Herrera/Owen (FSU) d. Strangberg/Sanabria (UCF) 9-8 (5)
No. 2 Sierra/Bradu (UCF) d. Bucht/Jurd (FSU) 8-6
No. 3 Luscan/Cloer (FSU) d. Kanaan/Jaeger (UCF) 8-4
Florida State: 6
Georgia Southern: 1
No. 1 Xavier Luscan (FSU) d. Wojciech Nowak (GSU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
No. 2 Romain Jurd (FSU) d. Darren Clark (GSU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 3 Chip Webb (FSU) d. Uli Ebensperger (GSU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 Mat Cloer (FSU) d. Rohan Williams (GSU) 6-1, 6-0
No. 5 Mark Finnegan (GSU) d. Jarrod Owen (FSU ) 7-6, 6-4
No. 6 Jeff Scarella (FSU) d. Paul Ramy (GSU) 6-3, 6-2
No. 1 Herrera/Owen (FSU) d. Nowak/Clark (GSU) 8-6
No. 2 Bucht/Jurd (FSU) d. Ebensperger/Williams (GSU) 8-3
No. 3 Webb/Scarella (FSU) d. Van Der Heaver/Tyler (GSU) 9-8 (5)