May 27, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida State men's tennis team continues to receive good news, although its season is officially over. Assistant coach Ty Braswell received regional and national honors from the ITA at the completion of the season. ACC Player of the Year Mat Cloer also was honored by the ITA.
Under the leadership of Braswell and Cloer, the Seminoles finished the season with a record of 15-11. The 15 wins accumulated during the 2003 season were the most wins by a Seminole team since 1997, when Florida State finished the season 16-12. After a successful season, the Tribe was awarded with a berth in the NCAA tournament. This was the first NCAA appearance for the Seminoles since 1998.
Braswell, a former Seminole tennis player, was named the ITA Assistant Coach of the Year. The Umatilla, Fla. native also received Mideast Region Assistant Coach of the Year honors from the ITA. Braswell, in his third season at Florida State, accepted the position as assistant coach in July of 2000 after playing for the Seminoles during the late 90's.
Although he is only a sophomore, Cloer continues to receive recognition for his ability on the court. The ITA named Cloer the Mideast Region Player to Watch. Earlier this season, the Brevard, N.C. native was name ACC Player of the Week after leading his team to victory against Wake Forest and NC State. Cloer was named ACC Player of the Year after finishing the season with an overall record of 29-12, and a record of 9-1 against conference opponents. He finished the season ranked 34th in the nation.