Jan. 25, 2008
DUE TO INCLIMATE WEATHER THE MATCH BETWEEN FLORIDA STATE AND FURMAN WILL NOT BEGIN BEFORE 3:00 P.M. THE WEATHER WILL BE REEVALUATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
Tallahassee, Fla.- The Florida State men’s tennis team is back in action in Tallahassee as they host No. 64-ranked Furman at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning January 26 and Florida A&M at 3:00 p.m. at Scott Speicher Tennis Center.
“Furman is always a team that is very well coached, especially in the doubles,” FSU men’s tennis coach Dwayne Hutlquist said. “They’re in the Southern Conference so they get especially excited to play any of the ACC teams they get on their schedule.”
The Paladins are coached by former FSU tennis player Paul Scarpa. Scarpa played for the Seminoles from 1960-62 and coached the team for one year in 1964 compiling a 12-10 record.
“I think Paul does a great job of coaching the doubles and they always play tough and he really gets them ready,” said Hultquist. “I really admire what he’s done there and he’s one of the winningest coaches in college tennis history.”
In the afternoon match Florida State (4-0) will take on cross-town rivals Florida A&M. The Rattlers are coming off their first win of the season, a 4-3 victory over Georgia Southern and look to capitalize on a tired Seminole team.
“I think when you play a double header, sometimes you’ll hold a guy out in the second match and give someone else a chance to play,” said Hultquist. “We know their guys pretty well and they play our fall tournaments and we’ve had some good matches with them.”
Admission is free for both matches, for results visit www.seminoles.com.