Feb. 2, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– Florida State men’s tennis team, 1-1 for the season, will return home to host Georgia Southern on Sunday February 4th at noon at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. This will be the 31st meeting between the two teams as the Seminoles lead the all-time series against the Eagles 26-5.
“We are excited about getting this year’s home season started and playing on our own courts. Georgia Southern is a very tough and talented team and we have to play very well to beat them,” head coach Dwayne Hultquist said.
Last season’s meeting between the two teams was a real battle with the Seminoles taking the victory after a heroic effort by senior Chad Mooney at the No. 3 singles position. Mooney rallied from behind to take the third set and clinch the match for the Seminoles.
In the absence of nationally ranked Xavier Luscan, who is rehabilitating an injury, the newcomers have really stepped up for Florida State. Freshman Alex Herrera from Gadsden, Alabama, played at the No. 1 position for the Seminoles in the season opener and got his first collegiate win against West Virginia in the second match of the year.
After this weekends match against Georgia Southern, the men’s tennis team will prepare to host the No. 9 ranked University of Florida on February 9th at 5:30 PM.