In 1962, Lex Wood came to Florida State from South Africa and for the next three years he played number one singles and doubles for the Seminoles. In 1964, his singles' match record was 22-1 and his career mark was 51 victories in 54 singles matches. He defeated many great players over the course of his collegiate career including U.S. Davis Cup member Marty Riessen. After his playing career ended, he became FSU's coach, leading the team from 1965 through 1969. His last two teams went 19-3 and 23-5 in dual matches. A fine student, Lex Wood received his master's and doctoral degrees from FSU in Education. He became the first FSU tennis player inducted into the FSU Athletics Hall of Fame.