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FGCU women’s tennis falls short of ASUN Championship

Making its third consecutive ASUN Women’s Tennis Championship Final appearance, the No. 1 FGCU women’s tennis team fell one point short of the program’s first ASUN Championship, falling to No. 2 UNF on Sunday. Due to the rain in the area, the match kicked off at 1 p.m., despite its original 9 a.m. scheduled time. The Eagles jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but the Ospreys came back and tallied the final four points of the match to claim a spot in the NCAA Tournament. “Of course we’re disappointed but UNF played a great match today,” said FGCU head...

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FGCU softball splits weekend series against Kennesaw State

Coming into its weekend series against Kennesaw State on a seven-game losing streak, the FGCU softball team split its doubleheader on Saturday to claim its first victory since April 2. Playing their fourth and fifth straight game on the road, the Eagles fell in game one, 4-3, before defeating the Owls 3-0 in game two on Saturday, April 22. With a 1-0 lead in the top of the fifth in the series finale on Sunday, the Eagles’ match against Kennesaw State was cancelled due to weather. In the circle for the Eagles in game one, Riley Randolph got the...

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Women’s golf finishes second at the ASUN Championship

After finishing in second a year ago at the ASUN Championships, the FGCU women’s golf team tied its program best second place finish at the 2017 ASUN Championship in Braselton, Georgia on Monday, April 17. Finishing with scores of 305 and 297 on Sunday before its final round score of 303, the Eagles finished seven points over UNF’s Championship winning score of 898. “We are clearly disappointed with the results today and expected to have a better round,” said FGCU head coach Sarah Trew in a recent FGCU Athletics press release. “We gave away too many shots on 8...

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FGCU women’s tennis claims first ASUN regular-season title

The FGCU women’s tennis team defeated UNF 4-3 in its regular-season finale at the FGCU Tennis Complex to claim the program’s first-ever ASUN regular-season championship. In a match that lasted over three hours on Saturday afternoon, Laura Falceto Font came back after dropping the first set and outlasted UNF’s Quetzali Vazquez to claim the regular-season crown for the Eagles. “The girls did amazing today,” FGCU head coach Courtney Vernon said to FGCU athletics. “They showed a lot of fight; they showed a lot of heart, and they were able to get the job done in the big moments. It...

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Preview: Women’s golf at ASUN Women’s Golf Championship

Following a fifth place finish at the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate, the FGCU women’s golf team heads to Braselton, Georgia to compete in the ASUN Women’s Golf Championship from Sunday, April 19 to Tuesday, April 18. Led by Kelsey Holbert, who finished eighth in the Eagles’ fourth top-five finish of the spring season, the Eagles come into the Championship fresh off of a two-week break from competition. Last year at the ASUN Women’s Golf Championship in Kissimmee, the Eagles put together a program-best second place finish. Propelling FGCU to a second place finish a year ago, Megan Blonien and...

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Preview: Men’s golf at ASUN Men’s Golf Championship

Following a fifth place finish at the East Carolina Invitational, the FGCU men’s golf team heads to Braselton, Georgia to compete in the ASUN Men’s Golf Championship from Sunday, April 19 to Tuesday, April 18. Led by Grant Renegar, who won the East Carolina Intercollegiate on April 4, the Eagles will take on conference foes on a course very similar to the layout of the course that hosted the East Carolina Invitational, Brooke’s valley. Last year at the ASUN Men’s Golf Championship, the Eagles’ fifth place finish was highlighted by Austin Schultz’s runner-up performance. With their campaign in their...

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Brandon Goodwin to give NBA Draft Evaluation process a shot

Following his record-setting year with the FGCU men’s basketball team, Brandon Goodwin has declared for the 2017 NBA Draft. Deciding not to hire an agent, Goodwin will be able to maintain his amateurism while he goes through the evaluation process. “It’s been my dream to play in the NBA, and this is a great opportunity for me to find out just where I stand,” Goodwin said in an FGCU Athletics press release. “Going through this evaluation process over the next month or so should provide me with a better understanding of that and allow me to make a more...

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FGCU softball swept by USC Upstate

Following a 2-1 series defeat to UNF, the FGCU softball team was swept by USC Upstate, giving the Eagles their second consecutive series loss to an Atlantic Sun Conference opponent. Opening a three game series at the FGCU Softball Complex with a double-header on Saturday, April 8, the Eagles lost the first two games of the series 5-4 and 3-0 before falling to the Spartans 5-0 in the series finale on Sunday, April 9. Kicking off game one of two on Friday, the Hatters put the Eagles in a tough spot with four runs in the second inning, but...

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Preview: Men’s tennis vs. Lipscomb

With ASUN play almost in its rearview mirror, the FGCU men’s tennis team takes on Lipscomb on Saturday, April 8 at 6 p.m. at the FGCU Tennis Complex. Before taking on the Bisons in their final ASUN match of the regular-season, the Eagles will face Kennesaw State on Thursday, April 6 at 6 p.m. The last time these two teams meet was in Nashville last season, where the Eagles defeated Lipscomb 4-3 behind a strong performance in doubles action. The Bisons come into their matchup against the Eagles with a 5-10 record on the year and a 1-3 record...

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Preview: Women’s tennis vs. Lipscomb

With ASUN play winding down, the FGCU women’s tennis team takes on Lipscomb on Saturday, April 8 at 5 p.m. at the FGCU Tennis Complex. Riding a four-game win streak defeating George Washington, Stetson, USC Upstate and NJIT along the way, the Eagles will take on Kennesaw State on Thursday, April 6 at the FGCU Tennis Complex. The last time these two teams meet was in Nashville, Tennessee, last season, where the Eagles defeated Lipscomb 5-2 behind strong play in singles action. The Bisons come into their matchup against the Eagles with a 5-15 record on the year and...

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