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You should have received a copy of the answer and counterclaim by certified mail or fax or by a process server. You also should have received a notice of hearing on you claim as well as their counterclaim. The notice could have been combined in one document. If you did not, then that would be likely be a grounds for appealing the judgment against you.
Before filing an appeal, you may be able to file a motion for rehearing/ motion to vacate default judgment and have the judge reconsider his own ruling. If he denies that, then you can file an appeal and your time to appeal will start to run after that motion for rehearing is ruled upon.
Rule 1.1012 Grounds for vacating or modifying judgment
Rule 1.1013 Procedure for vacating or modifying judgment
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