Sept. 10, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State Seminole tennis program will host a pre-game party Saturday, September 10th at 3:30 p.m. in honor of former tennis great Joey Rive. Rive will be inducted into FSU’s Hall of Fame this weekend.
Rive was a star Seminole tennis player from 1981 to 1985. His senior year he won the 1985 Metro Conference singles championship and was named the conference’s Most Valuable Player. After compiling over 100 wins at FSU, Rive went on to play professionally, winning five singles titles on the ATP Tour and appearing in the Davis Cup for the United States in 1989 and Puerto Rico from 1992 to 1994.
Rive returned to Florida State in 1992 as an assistant coach. He held that position until 1994 before moving on to become the head men’s coach at the University of Alabama.
The celebration Saturday will have a tent with refreshments and a television that will be set up to watch the U.S. Open and college football. Current Florida State tennis players will be on hand to meet and to hit a few balls with guests. The football game against Georgia Tech will kickoff at 8:00 p.m.