Feb. 16, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fl. - The Florida State men's tennis team is hosting the Seminole Spring Tournament this weekend at the Scott Speicher tennis Center. This afternoon the No. 59 Seminoles fell to Tennessee Tech 4-3, moving them to 3-1 against the Golden Eagles in the all-time series record.
The Noles took two of three doubles matches over Tech, giving them the doubles point for the afternoon. The tandem of Gustav Bucht and Alex Herrera teamed together to take an 8-3 win over Gernot Fischer and Marco Schmidt at the No. 1 position. At No. 3 doubles, Jeff Scarella and Bartos Koldej defeated Razvan Ilie and Jorge Ascencio 8-4. However, the doubles point was just not enough for the Noles as they fell to the Golden Eagles by one match in singles competition.
Romain Jurd, who played at the No. 1 position for the Seminoles, defeated Piotr Wawrzyniak in straight sets 6-1, 6-3. Junior Jeff Scarella collected a 6-2, 6-2 win for the Noles against Tennessee Tech's Razvan Ilie at the No. 5 position. In the deciding singles match, Rodrigo Laub fought till the end against Simon Tremblay-Larouche to avoid the upset, but fell in the third set, (4-6, 7-5, 6-3).
Florida State rebounded with a 4-1 win over Furman, a team that just recently defeated No. 26 North Carolina in dual match play, and the Seminoles are hoping to add another win tomorrow against a strong Troy State team. Against Furman, Xavier Luscan at No. 1, Gustav Bucht at No. 2, Romain Jurd at No. 3, and Jeff Scarella at No. 6 collected singles wins for Florida State. Jurd and Scarella both won their second match of the day.
Other matches of the day consisted of Central Florida winning in an upset match over No. 45 Alabama-Birmingham 4-3 in the first round, and also defeating FAMU with a score of 4-1 in the semi final round. FAMU had defeated Troy State 4-3 earlier in the morning. In another first round match No. 63 Georgia State defeated Furman 4-3 and later went on to win over Tennessee Tech 4-0.
The final of the Seminole Spring Tourney between Central Florida and Georgia State will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. Florida State and Troy State also square off at 2:00 p.m. in the finals of the back draw.
Tenn. Tech 4
# 55 Florida State 3
No.1 Romain Jurd (FSU) d. Piotr Wawrzyniak (Tenn. Tech) 6-3, 6-1
No. 2 Marco Schmidt (Tenn. Tech) d. Alex Herrera (FSU) 6-3, 6-2
No. 3 Gernot Fischer (Tenn. Tech) d. Jarrod Owen (FSU) 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 Simon Tremblay-Larouche (Tenn. Tech) d. Rodrigo Laub (FSU) 7-5, 6-3
No. 5 Jeff Scarella (FSU) d. Razvan Ilie (Tenn. Tech) 6-2, 6-2
No. 6 Luis Aguerrevere (Tenn. Tech) d. Chad Mooney (FSU) 6-3, 7-5
No. 1 Bucht / Herrera (FSU) d. Fischer / Schmidt (Tenn. Tech) 8-3
No. 2 Tremblay-Larouche / Wawrzyniak (Tenn. Tech) d. Schnell / Laub (FSU) 8-5
No. 3 Scarella / Koldej (FSU) d. Ilie / Ascencio (Tenn. Tech) 8-4
#55 Florida State 4
No. 1 Xavier Luscan (FSU) d. Lee Nickel (FU) 6-3, 6-1
No. 2 Gustav Bucht (FSU) d. James Cameron (FU) 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 Romain Jurd (FSU) d. John Chesworth (FU) 6-3, 6-3
No. 4 Alex Herrera (FSU) vs Chris Henderson (FU) DNF
No. 5 Jarrod Owen (FSU) vs Eric Ward (FU) DNF
No. 6 Jeff Scarella (FSU) d. Patrick Fillnow (FU) 6-3, 6-4
No. 1 Bucht/Herrera (FSU) d. Cameron/Chesworth (FU) 8-6
No. 2 Fillnow/Andrew Rodgers (FU) d. Luscan/Jurd (FSU) 8-5
No. 3 Charlie Lloyd/Henderson (FU) d. Bartos Koldej/Scarella (FSU) 8-3