April 1, 2004
What you need to know: Who: #29 Florida State Men's Tennis What: Away Match At Clemson and Georgia Tech When: Fri.(April 2),2:30 p.m. & Sun.(April 4),1 p.m. Where: Clemson, S.C. (Hoke Sloan Tennis Center) & Atlanta, Ga. (Bill Moore Tennis Center)
FLORIDA STATE MAKES FINAL ROAD TRIP OF REGULAR SEASON: Following a four-match home stand, the Florida State University men’s tennis team goes on the road for its final away matches of the 2004 campaign. The #29 Seminoles (10-7 overall / 3-2 ACC) start a two-match conference swing on Friday (April 2) when they take on Clemson at 2:30 p.m. Two days later (April 4) the Tribe goes up against Georgia Tech in a 1 p.m. bout.
SEMINOLES LOOK FOR REDEMPTION AFTER TWO LOSSES IN ’03 TO CLEMSON: The last time Florida State and Clemson met on the court, the Tigers sent the Seminoles packing at the ACC Championships. Clemson (17-10 overall / 1-4 ACC) won both of last year’s meetings 4-3 to take a 10-7 advantage over the Tribe in the all-time series. Each team has taken three of the six meetings held at the Tigers’ Hoke Sloan Tennis Center.
SHOE IS ON THE OTHER FOOT WHEN FLORIDA STATE TRAVELS TO TECH: Just as FSU wants to get back at Clemson this week for knocking the Seminoles out of last year’s ACC Championships, Georgia Tech harbors the same feelings for the Tribe. Florida State broke a three-match slide against the Yellow Jackets last year with a pair of 4-3 wins, including one in the opening round of the league summit.
SEMINOLES HAVE CHANCE TO MAKE UP FOR EARLY SEASON LOSSES TO TECH: While this is the first meeting between the two teams, members of Florida State and Georgia Tech have faced one another already this season. Tech’s #65 Scott Schnugg beat Chip Webb (Chattanooga, Tenn.) at the ITA Mideast Championships. During the doubles portion of the event, #11 Schnugg and Marko Rajevac beat Jeff Groslimond (Atlanta, Ga.) and Chris Westerhof (Durban, South Africa). During the ACC Indoor Championships, #100 Josa Muguruza beat Mat Cloer (Brevard, N.C.) and Jonathas Sucupira (Sao Paulo, Brazil) on consecutive days. The only Seminole to post a win over a Yellow Jacket was Joao Paolo Bounassar (Maringa Parana, Brazil) as he beat Trevor McCLeod at the ITA Mideast.
GROSLIMOND AND WESTERHOF APPROACHING DOUBLES RECORD: With at least five matches remaining, the 41st-ranked doubles team of Jeff Groslimond and Chris Westerhof have a good chance of breaking the single-season doubles record. The duo stands in fifth-place with 23 wins this year, just two behind the tandems of Jason White-Antonio Prieto and Romain Jurd-Alex Herrera. Even though they are only seniors, both Groslimond and Westerhof are climbing the career charts. Groslimond sits ninth with his 45 triumphs, while Westerhof is 11th at 41 victories.
FSU DROPS 4-3 DECISION TO #48 WAKE FOREST: The tables were turned on the Seminoles Saturday as they dropped the last two matches on the court to lose a 4-3 decision to #48 Wake Forest. After sweeping the double points, FSU only picked up singles wins from Mat Cloer as he beat #37 Derrick Spice and Chip Webb won over Andrew Hamar at number five.