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FGCU men’s tennis loses to UCF

FGCU men’s tennis loses to UCF
Ricky Ventura returns the ball. (Photo by Linwood Ferguson)

This weekend was bittersweet for the FGCU men’s tennis team, starting off the weekend with a loss against UCF.

Up first was UCF. The Eagles struggled in the doubles matches. Oliver Landert and Eduardo Alfonzo lost in the first match up; Andres Alfonzo and Javier Fernandez evened up the doubles points, but UCF went on to claim the doubles points by taking down Lucas Vaz and Ezequiel Cerrini.

“UCF played a great overall match today in singles and doubles,” head coach CJ Weber said.

Early in singles play, the Eagles had the lead after Fernandez’s 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 6 singles. Ricky Ventura won at No. 2 singles, giving the Eagles a 2-1 lead. Andres Alfonzo lost 6-4, 7-5 at No. 1 singles. UCF was able to even out the matches 2-2 and then win overall.

The Eagles will be staying in Fort Myers to face Florida A&M at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27.

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