March 23, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, FL.–The Florida State men’s tennis team continues to be successful against ACC opponents this season, adding another win to the record by defeating Clemson, 4-3. The win brings FSU to 8-8 overall (4-1 in the ACC), while the Tigers drop to 3-13 (0-2 in the ACC).
Florida State took the first point of the match by winning all three doubles matches. Xavier Luscan and Bartosz Koldej teamed to take an impressive 8-6 win at No. 1 over Clemson’s 23rd-ranked doubles team of Eric Cohn and Darren Knight. The Seminole tandem of Gustav Bucht and Rodrigo Laub got the 8-3 win over Demiisa Robinson and Marko Gojanovic at No. 2, while Jeff Scarella and Alex Herrera at No. 3 defeated Clemson’s Lee Taylor Walker and Jamin Thompson, 8-4, to complete the sweep.
FSU carried the momentum with them into the singles portion of the match, needing three more points for the win. First to add a point on the board for the Noles was Gustav Bucht, who won 6-0, 6-4 over Darren Knight at No. 2. The Tigers got a win at No. 3 singles where Marko Gojanovic defeated Romain Jurd, 6-4, 6-3.
Xavier Luscan put Florida State ahead 3-1 with a straight set win over Brad Emendorfer at the No. 1 position, 6-2, 6-3. FSU’s Rodrigo Laub won the first set against Joe Hopke at No. 5 singles but was down 1-4 in the second set before turning things around, winning 6-3, 6-4 to clinch the match for the Seminoles.
The Tigers then rallied to take the remaining two singles matches with Lee Taylor Walker defeating Jeff Scarella at No. 6 by a score of 7-5, 6-1, while Micah Thompson at No. 4 won 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 over Jarrod Owen.
The men will now have one day to prepare for their next match as they are scheduled to host Brown University on Sunday, March 25th at 1:00 p.m.
#59 Florida St. 4
#47 Clemson 3
No. 1 Xavier Luscan (FSU) def. Brad Emendorfer (CU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 2 Gustav Bucht (FSU) def. Darren Knight (CU) 6-0, 6-4
No. 3 Marko Gojanovic (CU) def. Romain Jurd (FSU) 6-4, 6-3
No. 4 Micah Thompson (CU) def. Jarrod Owen (FSU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
No. 5 Rodrigo Laub (FSU) def. Joe Hopke (CU) 6-3, 6-4
No. 6 Lee Taylor Walker (CU) def. Jeff Scarella (FSU) 7-5, 6-1
No. 1 Luscan/Bartosz Koldej (FSU) def. Knight/Cohn 8-6
No. 2 Bucht/Laub (FSU) def. Demiisa Robinson/Gojanovic 8-3
No. 3 Scarella/Alex Herrera (FSU) def. Walker/Jamin Thompson 8-4