Lex Wood
Lex Wood
Full Name:  Alexander Thomas Wood


FSU Career
Tennis
Year  Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1963  5-10 145  Jr   *   King Williams Town, South Africa        
1964  5-9  145  Sr   *   King Williams Town, South Africa        
Coaches & Administrators

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Awards
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1982
In 1962, Lex Wood came to Florida State from South Africa. For the next three years Wood, once placed in the top 20 in world rankings, played number 1 singles and doubles. In 1964, his singles match record was 22-1 and his career marks was 51 victories in 54 singles matches. In the course of his Florida State career Lex Wood defeated many great collegiate players including U.S. Davis Cupper Marty Riessen.

After his playing career ended Wood remained as Seminoles coach. From 1965 through 1969, his squads amassed a winning record of 89-33. His last two teams went 19-3 and 23-5 in dual matches. A fine student, Lex Wood received his masters and doctoral degrees from FSU in Education. For the past twelve years he has taught and coached at the University of Central Florida.

The finest tennis player in Florida State history, Lex Wood has brought honor to his alma mater both on and off the court.



FSU Statistics
Tennis
Singles Results
      Highest   vs          3    Fall/Spring
Year    Rank   Rank  ACC   Sets  Tournaments   1     2     3     4     5     6    NCAA Total
---- -------- ----- ----- -----  ----------- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
1963            1-0         4-1       5-0     17-1                                      22-1
Tot             1-0         4-1       5-0     17-1                                      22-1

Doubles Results Highest vs Tie Fall/Spring Partner Year Rank Rank ACC Break Tournaments 1 2 3 NCAA Total --------------------------- ---- ------- ----- ----- ----- ----------- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- Paul Bennett 1963 2-0 15-1 15-1 Don Caton 1963 2-2 3-2 1-1 4-3 Totals 4-2 3-2 16-2 19-4
Singles Opp Date Rank Rank Pos Opponent School W-L Score Record ---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ 03/06/1963 1 Norm Perry FORT EUSTIS W 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 1- 0 03/07/1963 1 Norm Perry FORT EUSTIS L 5-7, 6-0, 6-2 1- 1 03/14/1963 1 Charles Gaston GEORGIA W 6-1, 6-2 2- 1 03/15/1963 1 Carleton Fuller GEORGIA W 6-2, 6-2 3- 1 03/16/1963 1 Graham Primrose MISSISSIPPI STATE W 6-2, 6-2 4- 1 03/18/1963 1 George Dickinson GEORGIA TECH W 6-2, 6-1 5- 1 03/23/1963 9 1 Marty Riessen NORTHWESTERN W 5-7, 6-0, 6-3 6- 1 03/26/1963 1 Bill Tym FLORIDA W 6-4, 12-10 7- 1 03/28/1963 1 Tom Anderson VALDOSTA STATE COLL W 6-0, 6-1 8- 1 03/30/1963 1 Tom Anderson VALDOSTA STATE COLL W 6-1, 6-0 9- 1 04/01/1963 1 Ken Cousons AMHERST COLLEGE W 6-1, 6-0 10- 1 04/02/1963 1 Norm Hess HOPE COLLEGE W 6-1, 6-2 11- 1 04/05/1963 1 Harley Fronkel COLUMBIA W 6-0, 6-1 12- 1 04/06/1963 1 Jim Braziller COLUMBIA W 6-0, 6-0 13- 1 04/11/1963 1 Tommy Wilson PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE W 6-2, 6-2 14- 1 04/19/1963 1 John Hare CINCINNATI W 6-0, 6-1 15- 1 04/22/1963 1 George Dickenson GEORGIA TECH W 6-2, 6-4 16- 1 04/26/1963 T Dick Woltmann ROLLINS COLLEGE W 6-2, 6-2 17- 1 04/29/1963 1 Ralph Grieco ROLLINS COLLEGE W 6-0, 6-1 18- 1 06/12/1963 T Lou Albert LOYOLA COLLEGE-MD W 6-0, 6-0 19- 1 06/13/1963 T Paul Kantrowich ARMY W 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 20- 1 06/14/1963 T Dick Oehrlein ARMY W 6-0, 6-2 21- 1 06/15/1963 T John Harrison NORTH CAROLINA W 6-4, 8-6, 6-0 22- 1 03/07/1964 1 Bill Tym FLORIDA W 8-6, 7-5 23- 1 03/13/1964 1 Chuck Blecklinger TULANE W 8-6, 6-0 24- 1 03/19/1964 1 Henry Frild GEORGIA W 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 25- 1 03/24/1964 1 Marty Riessen NORTHWESTERN L 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 25- 2 03/25/1964 2 Clark Groebner NORTHWESTERN W 6-0, 6-0 26- 2 03/26/1964 1 Pedro Rossello NOTRE DAME W 6-2, 6-0 27- 2 03/27/1964 1 Tom Long CLEMSON W 6-2, 6-2 28- 2 03/28/1964 1 Walter Johnson GEORGIA TECH W 4-6, 8-6, 6-1 29- 2 03/30/1964 1 Butch Hopman HOPE COLLEGE W 6-0, 6-1 30- 2 03/30/1964 1 Ken Cousens AMHERST COLLEGE W 6-0, 6-0 31- 2 04/01/1964 1 Tom Anderson VALDOSTA STATE COLL W 6-1, 6-1 32- 2 04/20/1964 1 Doug Stewart CLEMSON W 6-1, 6-0 33- 2 04/21/1964 1 Bob Harris PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE W 6-1, 6-0 34- 2 04/22/1964 1 Walter Johnson GEORGIA TECH W 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 35- 2 04/24/1964 T Juan Rubio MIAMI W 6-3, 6-4 36- 2 04/26/1964 T Rodney Mandelstam MIAMI W 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 37- 2 04/27/1964 1 Rod Mandelstam MIAMI W 38- 2 04/28/1964 2 John Hammill MIAMI W 39- 2
Doubles Opp Date Rank Rank Pos Partner Opponent School W-L Score Record ---------- ---- ---- --- ------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------------------- --- -------------------- ------ 03/06/1963 1 Don Caton Pete Herb/Norm Perry FORT EUSTIS W 6-2, 6-3 1- 0 03/07/1963 1 Paul Bennett Pete Herb/Norm Perry FORT EUSTIS W 6-2, 6-4 2- 0 03/14/1963 1 Paul Bennett Charles Gaston/Chuck Harris GEORGIA W 6-2, 6-4 3- 0 03/15/1963 1 Paul Bennett Chuck Gaston/Chuck Harris GEORGIA W 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 4- 0 03/16/1963 1 Paul Bennett Orlando Bracamonte/Graham Primrose MISSISSIPPI STATE L 7-5, 7-5 4- 1 03/18/1963 1 Paul Bennett George Dickinson/Bill Mallory GEORGIA TECH W 6-1, 7-5 5- 1 03/23/1963 1 Don Caton Clark Groebner/Marty Riessen NORTHWESTERN L 6-2, 3-6, 9-7 5- 2 03/26/1963 1 Paul Bennett Jerry Pfeiffer/Bill Tym FLORIDA W 7-5, 8-6 6- 2 03/28/1963 1 Paul Bennett Bill Altman/Tom Anderson VALDOSTA STATE COLL W 6-0, 6-0 7- 2 03/30/1963 1 Paul Bennett Tom Anderson/Earl Willis VALDOSTA STATE COLL W 6-4, 6-3 8- 2 04/01/1963 1 Paul Bennett Ken Cousens/Jack Levice AMHERST COLLEGE W 6-1, 6-1 9- 2 04/02/1963 1 Paul Bennett Norm Hess/Butch Hotma HOPE COLLEGE W 6-1, 6-1 10- 2 04/05/1963 1 Paul Bennett Harley Frankel/Hank Kaplan COLUMBIA W 6-2, 6-0 11- 2 04/06/1963 1 Paul Bennett Harley Frankel/Hank Kaplan COLUMBIA W 6-4, 6-1 12- 2 04/11/1963 1 Paul Bennett Dodge Frederick/Tommy Wilson PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE W 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 13- 2 04/19/1963 1 Paul Bennett Tom Jenike/Loren Warburg CINCINNATI W 6-0, 6-1 14- 2 04/22/1963 1 Paul Bennett George Dickenson/Duke Douglas GEORGIA TECH W 6-3, 7-5 15- 2 04/27/1963 T Don Caton John Karabasz/Hugh Quinn MIAMI W 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 16- 2 04/28/1963 T Don Caton John Hammill/Rodney Mandelstam MIAMI L 6-4, 6-4 16- 3 04/29/1963 1 Paul Bennett Stuart Bruner/John Lawrence ROLLINS COLLEGE W 6-3, 6-3 17- 3 06/12/1963 T Don Caton Bill Fay/Tom Vandecarr GEORGETOWN W 18- 3 06/14/1963 T Don Caton Charlie Shaffer/Keith Stoneman NORTH CAROLINA W 7-9, 6-3, 11-9 19- 3 06/15/1963 T Don Caton John Harrison/Ted Hoehn NORTH CAROLINA L 10-8,2-6,9-7,2-6,6-3 19- 4 03/07/1964 1 Steve Guse Dave Bonner/Bill Tym FLORIDA W 6-3, 7-5 20- 4 03/13/1964 1 Paul Bennett Chuck Blecklinger/Frank Lamouthe TULANE dnf 8-6, 5-6, dnf 20- 4 03/19/1964 1 Paul Bennett Carlton Fuller/Chuck Harris GEORGIA W 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 21- 4 03/24/1964 1 Don Caton Clark Graebner/Marty Riessen NORTHWESTERN L 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 21- 5 03/25/1964 1 Don Caton Clark Groebner/Marty Riessen NORTHWESTERN L 6-2, 6-2 21- 6 03/26/1964 1 Paul Bennett Ruben Carriedo/Pedro Rossello NOTRE DAME W 6-4, 6-1 22- 6 03/27/1964 1 Paul Bennett Malloy Evans/Doug Stewart CLEMSON W 9-7, 6-4 23- 6 03/28/1964 1 Steve Guse Walter Johnson/Paul Speicher GEORGIA TECH W 6-4, 6-4 24- 6 03/30/1964 1 Paul Bennett Butch Hopman/Craig Workman HOPE COLLEGE W 6-0, 6-1 25- 6 03/30/1964 1 Paul Bennett Tom Poor/Ramsmeir AMHERST COLLEGE W 6-3, 6-2 26- 6 04/01/1964 1 Don Caton Tom Anderson/Bill Roberts VALDOSTA STATE COLL W 6-3, 6-2 27- 6 04/20/1964 1 Steve Guse Malloy Evans/Doug Stewart CLEMSON W 8-10, 10-8, 10-8 28- 6 04/21/1964 1 Steve Guse Bob Harris/Howard Lutzring PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE W 6-3, 6-4 29- 6 04/22/1964 1 Steve Guse Walter Johnson/Paul Speicher GEORGIA TECH W 5-7, 8-6, 10-8 30- 6 04/26/1964 T Don Caton Rodney Mandelstam/John Hammill MIAMI W 2-6, 8-6, 6-2 31- 6