FGCU Men's Tennis Ranked Third in NCAA Regional Rankings
Thursday, April 20, 2006
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Tennis Committee has released the NCAA Division II men’s tennis ranking today. Florida Gulf Coast University is ranked third in this week’s Southeast Region ranking. The Eagles finished the regular season with a 16-5 record, winning six of their last eight matches. In the final eight matches, FGCU faced seven teams that are currently ranked among the top-20 teams nationally in Division II play. The top 10 teams in each of eight NCAA Division II regions are included in each regional ranking. Championship selections for the 64-team national championship tournament will take place Wednesday, April 26. The regional tournaments are scheduled for May 4-6 at campus sites to be determined. In each region, the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams will host four teams each in a sub-regional. The Southeast Region has six of the top-18 ranked teams in Division II. Barry is first in the region while Lynn is second. The rest of the top eight ranked teams are Rollins, Eckerd, Florida Southern, Presbyterian and Carson-Newman. FGCU, which became a full-fledged member of the NCAA in 2004-05, is looking for its second consecutive NCAA tournament bid.