FORT MYERS, Fla. – No. 68 FGCU women’s tennis will near out the regular time with highway matches at Central Arkansas and North Alabama on Thursday and Friday. Thursday’s 1st serve at Central Arkansas is set for 12 p.m., and the initially provide in opposition to North Alabama on Friday is scheduled for 11 a.m.
On Wednesday, the Eagles soared back again into the ITA rankings at the No. 68 position, the only ASUN women’s tennis squad to crack the rankings this 7 days. The optimum the Green and Blue have been ranked this period was No. 62 back again on March 9.
“We are searching ahead to competing this week,” head coach Courtney Vernon reported. “As we warp up our normal period on the road, the females are seeking forward to the privilege to travel and give their all this weekend.”
FGCU enters the remaining two matches of the common season at 12-6 total and 6-1 in ASUN. At 6-1 in the meeting, FGCU is tied for initially with Stetson, Liberty and North Florida in the hunt for its third ASUN typical-time crown. The comprehensive ASUN standings can be accessed in this article.
If a tie atop of the standings occurs, co-champions will be declared. For the applications of seeding in the ASUN Championship, head-to-head tiebreakers will consequence amongst groups involved in the tie and then the ITA rankings. FGCU holds the head-to-head tiebreaker more than both of those Stetson and Liberty.
Final weekend, the Eagles defeated Lipscomb 6-1 and Jacksonville Point out on Sunday. Friday’s gain above Lipscomb clinched a place in the forthcoming ASUN Championship. The ASUN Championship will be held in Fort Myers, Florida, on April 22-24 as the Eagles are set to host the meeting championship at the FGCU Tennis Intricate.
In singles, each Jordana Ossa and Fanny Norin speed the Eagles with double-digit singles wins, 16 apiece. 5 Eagles have posted double-digit singles wins this time.
Ossa went 3-1 very last weekend, publishing a 2- exertion in singles and 1-1 in doubles. Norin tallied her ninth-straight singles victory more than the weekend to keep on being undefeated in ASUN perform at 7-.
Isabella Colmenares enhanced to 5-1 in ASUN singles with a 6-1, 6-4 earn in excess of Lipscomb. Colmenares leads the league in conference acquire percentage this period among the all No. 2 singles leaders.
In weekend doubles, Emma Bardet and Ida Ferding improved to 11-7 in general and 6-1 in ASUN levels of competition. Bardet and Ferding are at the moment tied with Package Gulihur and Ana Paula Melilo of North Florida as the No. 1 doubles leaders in all round conference data.
Central Arkansas has also clinched a berth into the convention championship at 11-9 and 4-3 in the ASUN, fifth over-all in the conference standings. The Bears are on a a few-match dropping streak, dropping two matches by a single place to both equally Stetson and North Florida.
3 Bears have posted double-digit singles wins this year, courtesy of Maja Gledis (11), Sumomo Hamanaga (11) and Fuka Nonoyama (10). Nonoyama is a fantastic 5- in ASUN singles action. In doubles for the Bears, the Mei Ishimura and Yada Vasupongchai duo guide the squad with a 10-5 general record.
North Alabama will confront Kennesaw Condition on Thursday right before web hosting FGCU Friday early morning. North Alabama is 3-17 and 1-6 in the ASUN.
In singles, 6-foot-2 sophomore Juliette Talieu potential customers the Lions in singles wins with 6. The Lions have rolled out 16 unique doubles teams this season, submitting a 14-35 all round document throughout the board.
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HEAD Coach COURTNEY VERNON
FGCU’s women’s tennis workforce is led by three-time ASUN Coach of the Year Courtney Vernon (9th time) who led the Eagles to back again-to-again ASUN regular-time crowns in her fifth season in 2018. She has mentored her college student-athletes into earning 63 ASUN All-Convention and All-Academic honors, which include 2014, 2016, and 2017 ASUN Freshman of the Year as properly as the 2016, 2017 and 2019 Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the 2018 Player of the Yr. Vernon has led the Inexperienced and Blue to an 95-66 overall document (.590) and 42-10 meeting record (.807).
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