Feb. 17, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State men’s tennis team suffered their first loss of the season Saturday to the 32nd ranked Commodores of Vanderbilt University. The Seminoles fall to 5-1 on the season, while the Commodores record moves to 4-1. The Seminoles still lead the all-time series with the Commodores, 2-1.
Vanderbilt took the doubles point by winning at the no. 1 and no. 2 doubles positions. Senior Xavier Luscan and freshman Mat Cloer won the Seminoles lone doubles match at the no. 3 doubles position, 8-6.
In singles action, Cloer remained undefeated in dual match play with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Scott Brown at the no. 3 singles position. Alex Herrera also won for the Seminoles at the no. 5 position. Herrera defeated Zach Dailey (3-6, 6-2, 6-3). At the no. 6 position, Jarrod Owen took the third point for the Seminoles with his win over Josh Tarkoff (6-3, 6-4).
Next, the Seminoles will take on no. 67 Furman in Atlanta, Ga. Sunday, February 17th at 2:30 p.m. The Seminoles match with Furman on January 27th was halted due to rain. The Seminoles return home Tuesday, February 19th to face Stetson University. Match time is at 3:00 p.m. at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.
#32 Vanderbilt: 4
#37 Florida State: 3
No. 1 Bobby Reynolds (Vandy) def. Xavier Luscan (FSU) 7-6, 6-3
No. 2 Chad Harris (Vandy) def. Romain Jurd (FSU) 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 Mat Cloer (FSU) def. Scott Brown (Vandy) 7-5, 6-4
No. 4 Jens Frederiksen (Vandy) def. Chip Webb (FSU) 6-2, 7-6
No. 5 Alex Herrera (FSU) def. Zach Dailey (Vandy) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
No. 6 Jarrod Owen (FSU) def. Josh Tarkoff (Vandy) 6-3, 6-4
No. 1 Brown/Reynolds (Vandy) def. Herrera/Owen (FSU) 8-5
No. 2 Harris/Smith (Vandy) def. Bucht/Jurd (FSU) 8-2
No. 3 Cloer/Luscan (FSU) def. Frederiksen/Tarkoff (Vandy) 8-6