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FGCU continues A-Sun Conference play against Lipscomb and Northern Kentucky


Men’s tennis

The Florida Gulf Coast University men’s tennis team (11-5) has another week of conference matches. After a week of away matches, the team will play Lipscomb (9-7) and Northern Kentucky (4-6) at home.

The Eagles will face Lipscomb on Thursday. Lipscomb is coming off a 4-1 loss to the University of North Florida last Thursday. The team is led by sophomore Rob Mitchell in the No. 1 spot.

On Saturday, FGCU will play Northern Kentucky. NKU is coming off of a 7-0 loss to UNF. The team is led by senior Christopher Angulo with a 7-6 singles record for the season. He is backed by sophomore Mate Virag in the No. 2 spot.

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The Eagles are coming off of two 5-2 wins against Kennesaw State and USC Upstate. In the match against Kennesaw, the Eagles lost the doubles point, but fired back in singles play to get the win. They were led by a strong performance from Ricky Ventura. He defeated his competitor 6-2, 6-2. Senior Jordi Vives, senior Tianyu Bao, junior Eduardo Alfonzo and redshirt-junior Michael Beiler also won their matches.

In the match against USC Upstate, the Eagles secured the doubles point and kept the momentum going into singles play. Vives, Ventura, Bao and Beiler won their matches to secure the win for the team.

Women’s tennis

The Florida Gulf Coast University women’s tennis team (4-9) has a trio of matches this weekend at home after a week of being on the road. They compete against Lipscomb (8-7), NKU (5-7) and the University of Texas at San Antonio (9-9).

On Thursday, the Eagles will play Lipscomb. Lipscomb is coming off of a 5-2 win against Evansville. They are led by Hannah Gamage and Deahna Welcher in the No. 1 and 2 spots, respectfully.

FGCU will play NKU on Saturday. NKU is coming off of a week of mixed results. They defeated Wisconsin-Green Bay 6-1, but then lost to UNF 5-0. They are led by freshman Sydney Power who is 6-7 in singles play.

The Eagles will conclude the week with a non-conference match against the University of Texas at San Antonio.  The Roadrunners are coming off of a 2-5 loss to Middle Tennessee. They are led by Jacobea Junger and Miriam Rosell Canudas that have been fighting for the No. 1 spot.

FGCU comes off two 6-1 wins last week against Lipscomb and USC Upstate. Against Lipscomb, the Eagles clinched the doubles point and then continued to dominate in singles play. Four out of the six players won their singles matches. Sophomore Breana Stampfli battled in her match to come out with a 6-4, 4-6 (10-4) victory.

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