Feb. 9, 2003
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida State Seminoles suffered their first loss of the season to the hands of the sixth-ranked Florida Gators. The Gators defeated the Seminoles, 6-1 at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center on the campus of Florida State University Sunday, February 9th.
The Seminoles battled in doubles action, but lost two of three, allowing the Gators the first point of the day. Freshmen Chris Westerhoff and Jeff Groslimond earned a victory in No. 3 doubles, as they defeated Troy Hahn and Matt Behrmann of Florida by a score of 8-5. Florida State's Mat Cloer and Rodrigo Laub fell to Chris McDonald and Hamid Mirzadeh, 6-8. In No. 2 doubles, Olivier Levant and Eleazar Magallan of Florida beat Romain Jurd and Alex Herrera by a score of 8-4.
The Seminoles hoped to get back on track in singles action. Cloer, playing at the No. 1 position earned the only Seminole victory in singles action as he defeated Mirzadeh, 6-4, 6-3. In No. 2 singles, Jurd battled with Janne Holmia of Florida, but lost 4-6, 3-6. Florida's Troy Hahn beat Heiner Tadault at the No. 3 position by scores of 6-4, 6-4. At the No. 4 position, Florida State's Herrera fell to Levant, 2-6, 3-6. Westerhoff fell to Magallan, 1-6, 4-6, in No. 5 singles. Behrmann of Florida defeated Chip Webb in No. 6 singles by a score of 6-3, 6-4.
The Seminoles will return to action Friday, February 14th, when they host the Rice Owls. The match is scheduled to take place at 4:00 pm and be held at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center.
Final Box Score:
#41 Florida State 1
#6 Florida 6
No. 1 Mat Cloer (FSU) d. Hamid Mirzadeh (UF) 6-4, 6-3
No. 2 Janne Holmia (UF) d. Romain Jurd (FSU) 6-4, 6-3
No. 3 Troy Hahn (UF) d. Heiner Tadault (FSU) 6-4, 6-4
No. 4 Olivier Levant (UF) d. Alex Herrera (FSU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 Eleazar Magallan (UF) d. Chris Westerhoff (FSU) 6-1, 6-4
No. 6 Matt Behrmann (UF) d. Chip Webb (FSU) 6-3, 6-4
No. 1 Chris McDonald/Mirzadeh (UF) d. Cloer/Rodrigo Laub (FSU) 8-6
No. 2 Levant/Magallan (UF) d. Jurd/Herrera (FSU) 8-4
No. 3 Westerhoff/Jeff Groslimond (FSU) d. Hahn/Behrmann (UF) 8-5