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Men’s Tennis Soars Over Lipscomb, Wins 5-2

In a rematch from the ASUN Conference Tournament Championship last year, the FGCU men’s tennis team (6-9, 1-1 ASUN) claimed their first conference win as they defeated Lipscomb (6-9, 1-1 ASUN) by a score of 5-2. With the win, the Eagles are now 9-3 against the Bison. In addition, the Eagles are currently in a four-way tie with Lipscomb, NJIT and Stetson for second place in the ASUN Conference standings. “Today was a great college match,” said head coach CJ Weber. “Lipscomb competed well, but we did a great job of getting on top and not letting go. We...

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FGCU Men’s Tennis Clips Illinois State 4-3

After falling to Grand Canyon, the FGCU men’s tennis team (5-8) bounced back with a 4-3 win over visiting Illinois State (9-5). “We’ve got a tough schedule this year, so we’re not having any pushover matches,” said FGCU head coach CJ Weber. “We’ve lost some close matches already this season, but we’ve tried to just not allow that to affect us and who we are. I was proud of the guys to come through after a tough loss yesterday.” Beginning with doubles, the duo of juniors Ezequiel Cerrini and Mateo Ruiz defeated senior Andreas Boers and Pol Botifoll Ruis...

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FGCU Men’s Tennis Clips Illinois State 4-3

After falling to Grand Canyon, the FGCU men’s tennis team (5-8) bounced back with a 4-3 win over visiting Illinois State (9-5). “We’ve got a tough schedule this year, so we’re not having any pushover matches,” said FGCU head coach CJ Weber. “We’ve lost some close matches already this season, but we’ve tried to just not allow that to affect us and who we are. I was proud of the guys to come through after a tough loss yesterday.” Beginning with doubles, the duo of juniors Ezequiel Cerrini and Mateo Ruiz defeated senior Andreas Boers and Pol Botifoll Ruis...

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Landert earns ASUN Player of the Week

Following a pair of wins in singles and one in doubles, Oliver Landert was recently named ASUN Player of the Week. He helped the Eagles defeat William and Mary for their lone win last week, but helped FGCU nearly defeat UAB. In the win, Landert eased to a 6-3 win in No. 1 doubles to help his team earn the doubles point and then easily won his singles match 6-3, 6-0 to put the Eagles up 3-0 as they went on to win 4-3, their fourth win of the season. On Monday, Landert lost his doubles match despite his...

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Women’s Tennis Fall 6-1 to Notre Dame

Despite capturing the doubles point, the FGCU women’s tennis team (4-6) lost 1-6 to Power Five team Notre Dame. “Notre Dame is a very solid team,” said head coach Courtney Vernon. “We will continue to work on the opportunity moments in singles. We are growing stronger from each of these matches. I am grateful for the commitment that this team shows to growth and getting better.” The duo of sophomore Maja Ornberg and junior Julia Ascua fell 4-6 to seniors Brooke Broda and Allison Miller. The Eagles would fight back as junior Patricia Villar and freshman Madison Gallegos won...

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Men’s Tennis Suffers First Loss at Home, Falls 4-3 to UAB

The FGCU men’s tennis team (4-7) faltered in their first loss at home 3-4 to UAB (8-6). “We played with unbelievable commitment in doubles today,” said head coach CJ Weber. “That was an important doubles point even though we weren’t playing our best. But UAB took the match from us in singles. We need to figure out how that happened and never let it happen again. The next two days will be very important for this team.” In the doubles portion, the duo of senior Oliver Landert and sophomore Marcelo Tebet fell 1-6 to senior Stefan Gonzalez and sophomore...

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FGCU Women’s Tennis lassos Western Michigan 6-1

The FGCU women’s tennis team (3-4) earned their second win at home as they defeated Western Michigan 6-1. “The girls are growing every day,” said head coach Courtney Vernon. “We have a lot to continue to work on and I am thankful for their commitment to the plan and the way they challenge themselves each day. Tonight was special as our Bonita Bay family came out to support and tailgate before the match. This group of special people gave a scholarship to our ladies and we love having them at our matches and interacting with the team!” Starting with...

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Men’s Tennis Clipped by UNF in Conference Opener

The FGCU men’s tennis team (3-6, 0-1 ASUN) dropped their conference opener on the road against UNF (6-6, 1-0), losing 5-2. With the loss, the Eagles are now 5-11 against the Ospreys. “UNF was the better team today,” said head coach CJ Weber. “They got on top of us heavily at some positions and it made it really difficult for us. I’m looking forward to this spring break so we can reflect on what we need to do the rest of the season.” The Eagles would fall in the doubles portion. The duo of juniors Mateo Ruiz and Ezequiel...

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Men’s Tennis Clipped by UNF in Conference Opener

The FGCU men’s tennis team (3-6, 0-1 ASUN) dropped their conference opener on the road against UNF (6-6, 1-0), losing 5-2. With the loss, the Eagles are now 5-11 against the Ospreys.  “UNF was the better team today,” said head coach CJ Weber. “They got on top of us heavily at some positions and it made it really difficult for us. I’m looking forward to this spring break so we can reflect on what we need to do the rest of the season.”  The Eagles would fall in the doubles portion. The duo of juniors Mateo Ruiz and Ezequiel Cerrini at No. 3 got FGCU off to a fast start with a 6-1 win over redshirt junior Albert De Meo and freshman Nilo Duarte. However, UNF pulled even with a doubles win of its own at No. 1 as seniors Jefta Kecic and Lasse Mucheites defeated senior Oliver Landert and sophomore Felipe Ramirez by a score of 6-3. In the decisive match at No. 2, senior Austin Bates and junior Felipe Escobar fell in a tiebreak7-6 to juniors Till Von Winning and Sahil Deshmukh.  In the singles portion, Ramirez would fall 1-6, 1-6 to Kecic. Cerrini would fall next with a 1-6, 3-6 loss to Muscheites.   With the score 3-0 in favor of UNF, the Eagles attempted to comeback after Landert won 6-1, 7-5 over Von Winning but was cut short after Escobar fell 6-7, 3-6 to Deshmukh.  Both teams continued playing the rest of the matches. Junior Javier Fernandez would win 6-3, 3-6, 10-6 over freshman Joe Ellis before Bates fell 6-4, 3-6, 3-6 to Duarte.  The Eagles return home to play against William and Mary on Thursday, Mar. 8 as part of...

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Eagles fall to # 18 Tennessee 4-1

Facing the number ranked 18 team in the country, the FGCU women’s tennis team fell 4-1 to Tennessee. The Eagles dropped the doubles point despite winning one match but got an impressive 6-0, 6-0 from Maya Ornberg at #1 singles. Although Tennessee was able to earn their four points to win, Julia Ascúa was up a break in the third set in her match and Bridget Foster was tied 5-5 in the third set. Lara Falceto Font and Julianna Curtis won the first doubles match, but Bridget Forster and Madison Gallegos dropped theirs 4-6. The doubles point came down...

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