FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU males’s tennis crew (2-1) battled for 4 hours Saturday earlier than falling 5-2 to South Florida (1-3) on the FGCU Tennis Complicated.
“This was a superb match for us. Hat’s off to USF, as I felt they stayed powerful within the singles to earn the win,” stated FGCU head males’s tennis coach C.J. Weber. “We did our job within the doubles. As for singles, this crew may be very shut. We’re off to a superb begin with the issues we’re specializing in … we simply want to remain on prime of it and never have any let -oops. We’re trying ahead to FAU.”
redshirt juniors randy wilson (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic/Miami Palmetto/Louisville) and Marcelo Sepúlveda (Monterrey, Mexico/Penn Foster/Alabama) bought straight to work, profitable 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.
crimson shirt junior magnus johnson (Naples, Fla./Homeschool/UCF) and senior max damm (Bradenton, Fla./Saint Stephens Episcopal College) clinched the doubles level, profitable 6-3 at No. 1.
In singles, Wilson fell 6-4, 6-0 at No. 3 to even the match 1-1, however Sepulveda dropped his match 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2 and Damm absorbed a 7-5, 6- 3 loss at No. 6.
Johnson would safe the Eagles’ closing level by defeating No. 69 Davide Tortora 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1.
crimson shirt junior Guglielmo Stefanacci (Prato, Italy/Worldwide College of Florence) received the primary set of his match 7-6 (7) earlier than ultimately dropping the deciding units 6-7 (7) and 3-6 at No. 4 to clinch the win for the Bulls. Junior eric oncins (Orlando, Fla./Montverde Academy) additionally misplaced his match at No. 5.
FGCU stays at dwelling subsequent week, internet hosting FAU (2-1) at 5 pm Wednesday.
1. JOHNSON, Magnus (FGCU) def. Davide Tortora (69/-) [USFM] 6-3, 0-6, 6-3
2. Erik Grevelius [USFM] def. SEPULVEDA, Marcelo (FGCU) 6-2, 6-4
3. Alvin Tudorica (67/-) [USFM] def. WILSON, Randy (FGCU) 6-4, 6-0
4. Bruno Oliveira [USFM] def. STEFANACCI, Guglielmo (FGCU) 7-6 (7), 6-7 (7), 6-3
5. Thomas Palvekovich-S [USFM] def. ONCINS, Eric (FGCU) 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7)
6. Elijah Cham [USFM] def. DAMM, Max (FGCU) 7-5, 6-3
1. JOHNSON, Magnus / DAMM, Max (FGCU) def. Erik Grevelius / Thomas Palvekovich-Smith [USFM] 6-3
2. SEPULVEDA, Marcelo / WILSON, Randy (FGCU) def. def. Alvin Tudorica / Bruno Oliveira [USFM] 6-2
3. Oncins, Eric / Stefanacci, Guglielmo [FGCU] vs. Davide Tortora / Samuel Frizelle [USFM] PHEW
Order of end: Doubles (2,1); Singles (3, 2, 6, 1, 4)
FGCU is led by three-time ASUN Coach of the YrC.J. Weber, who has coached 32 ASUN All-Convention alternatives since becoming a member of the Inexperienced and Blue in 2011. In his twelfth yr, Weber has compiled a 125-96 (.568) total file and a 52-19 (.732) file in ASUN play . In 2014-15, Weber guided the Eagles to their first-ever ASUN Championship and first-ever ASUN Common Season title after a program-best 17 wins. In his third season, Weber led Jordi Vives to a No. 35 nationwide rating, a nation-leading 14-match unbeaten streak and the spherical of 32 within the 2014 NCAA Match – this system’s first look. The Eagles accomplished an ideal ASUN common season in each 2015 and 2016, ending with convention titles in addition to a Coach of the Yr honor for Weber. FGCU once more received the 2017 ASUN Championship and made its second NCAA look. The Eagles returned to the mountaintop by claiming the 2019 common season and match championships. Weber earned his third ASUN Coach of the Yr honor and led the Inexperienced and Blue to their third journey to the NCAA Match. In 2022, Weber led the Eagles to a different ASUN regular-season title whereas reaching #65 within the ITA rankings, the best in program historical past.
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