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Preview: Women’s tennis vs. Saint Leo

The FGCU women’s tennis team will be hosting Saint Leo University. Play is set to begin on Friday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. at the FGCU Tennis Complex. The team will be coming off playing in the Bedford Cup in Tampa. The Eagles are currently led by Sofia Perez, who is on a five-match win streak. Perez is 5-0 this season in singles play and is 5-1 in doubles play with Sofia Blanno. These two are currently on a four-game win streak. Next, FGCU will be participating in the five-day ITA Women’s Southeast Regional Championships beginning Thursday, Oct. 19...

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Preview: Men’s tennis at Bedford Cup

The FGCU men’s tennis team will be taking part in the three-day event Bedford Cup in Tallahassee. Play is set to begin on Thursday, Oct. 5 and wrap up on Saturday, Oct. 7. This event brings all Division I Florida tennis programs together and features the best of the state. The team will be coming off hosting the three-day FGCU Fall Invite. The Eagles participated in this event last year as a kick off to their 2016-17 season. The match was highlighted by Mateo Ruiz and veteran Sam Chaffin. Both individuals advanced deep into the singles draw. Next, FGCU...

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FGCU women’s tennis earns titles at Bedford Cup

The FGCU women’s tennis team finished play at the annual Bedford Cup. This three-day event hosted the best teams in the state of Florida. The men’s tennis team will head to Tallahassee next weekend to take part in the Bedford Cup hosted by FSU. The Eagles finished the weekend with three titles, earning two doubles wins and one singles win. Sofia Perez won the No. 6 main draw title for the only singles win of the weekend for FGCU. Perez paired up with Sofia Blanno, claiming the No. 4 doubles title. Along with Perez and Blanno, Bridget Forster and...

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Perez leads way for FGCU women’s tennis

The FGCU women’s tennis team competed in the Miami Fall Weekend Invite and fared well versus Pittsburgh, Miami and Auburn. Leading the way for FGCU was Sofia Perez, who combined to win four matches, including two matches in singles and two matches in doubles. Also for the Eagles, Maja Ornberg had the biggest upset of the weekend, as the sophomore defeated No. 9 Alizee Michaud of Auburn 7-6, 4-6 and 10-6. Other FGCU winners on the singles side was Bridget Forster, who only lost one game in a 6-0, 6-1 performance over Jovana Knezevic (Pittsburgh), and Laura Falceto Font,...

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FGCU men’s tennis, Alfonzo, earns spot on Winners for Life team

After excelling both on and off the court, FGCU men’s tennis player, Andres Alfonzo, has recently earned a spot on the ASUN Conference Spring 2017 Winners for Life team. In May, Alfonzo was named FGCU’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year and recently graduated from FGCU with a 3.5 GPA and a degree in Finance. His performance in the classroom earned him the co-ASUN Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Alfonzo was also a Dean’s List honoree, earning a place on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in each of his six semesters on campus. Beyond campus, Alfonzo gave back to the community, totaling...

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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 men’s tennis team claims ASUN Championship with victory over Lipscomb

In a weekend of multiple rain-delayed matches and a semifinal victory that ended at 3 a.m., the No. 4 FGCU men’s tennis team defeated No. 6 Lipscomb 4-2 to win the ASUN Championship. Defeating No. 5 USC Upstate and No. 1 UNF en route to claiming their second ASUN Championship in the last three seasons, the Eagles victory on Sunday secured their spot in the NCAA Tournament. “I knew today was going to be a really tough match,” said FGCU head coach CJ Webber. “I said that yesterday when they asked me about the matchup and Lipscomb got a...

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Preview: Women’s tennis hosts ASUN Championship

After claiming its first ASUN regular season title, the FGCU women’s tennis team gets set to host the ASUN Championship starting on Friday, April 21 at the FGCU Tennis Complex. Coming into the tournament as the No. 11 seed, the Eagles will face the winner of No. 4 Stetson and No. 5 Lipscomb on Saturday, April 22. FGCU defeated both the Hatters and the Bisons earlier on in the season with 6-1 victories over them. Laura Falceto Font and Breana Stampfli are unbeaten in conference play at 6-0, and they will look to lead the Eagles in the ASUN...

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Preview: Men’s tennis at ASUN Championship

The No. 4 FGCU men’s tennis team gets set to face off against No. 5 USC Upstate in the first round of the ASUN Championship at 5 p.m. Friday, April 21 at the FGCU Tennis Complex. One of the Eagles three conference wins came against the Spartans, as FGCU defeated USC Upstate 4-3 in Spartanburg, South Carolina on March 29. Felipe Ramirez and Javier Fernandez both come in with a team-best 5-1 record in conference play for the Eagles. The winner of this match will face unbeaten UNF on Saturday, April...

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FGCU men’s tennis suffers 2-4 loss to #34 Memphis

Finishing off their regular season, the FGCU men’s tennis team suffered a tough 2-4 loss to #34 Memphis after long-fought matches. The Eagles pushed four of the six singles matches to three sets and claimed two, but wasn’t able to finish with the win. “If we play like this next weekend we’ll be fine,” head coach CJ Weber said. “Hats off to Memphis for closing it out, but I was happy for how the guys fought today on Andy and Sam’s Senior Day.” After doubles and going down a set on five of six singles matches, the Eagles quickly...

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