2013-14 Women's Tennis News
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April 16, 2014
Backed by its 13-win regular season and five-match unbeaten streak, the third-seeded FGCU women’s tennis team enters the 2014 Atlantic Sun Championship ready to continue its most successful campaign in program history beginning with a quarterfinal matchup against No. 6 Lipscomb on Thursday at 5 p.m. at the North Florida Tennis Complex.
April 16, 2014
After the most successful season in the history of the FGCU women’s tennis program since joining the Division I ranks in 2007-08, four of the team’s members collected a total of six Atlantic Sun postseason honors, the league announced on Wednesday afternoon.
April 05, 2014
Ending the regular season on a high note, the FGCU women’s tennis team picked up its sixth Atlantic Sun Conference win by downing Lipscomb, 6-1, Saturday afternoon.
April 04, 2014
Notching a Division-I program record 12th victory of the season, the FGCU women’s tennis team picked up its fifth Atlantic Sun Conference win by downing Northern Kentucky, 5-2, Friday afternoon.
April 04, 2014
The FGCU Department of Athletics has become just the third school in the nation to partner with Australian-based calendar communication company ECAL to provide Eagles fans the ability to easily input every FGCU sporting event into their personal calendar on their favorite electronic device.
April 03, 2014
One win away from making the 2014 campaign the winningest in program history at the Division-I level, the FGCU women’s tennis team hits the road for its last dual matches of the regular season, facing Northern Kentucky, Friday at 11 a.m., and Lipscomb the following day at 10 a.m.
April 02, 2014
FGCU is pleased to invite the public to its 2nd Annual Golf Event at the private Hideout Golf Club on Tuesday, May 6. The event will be a friendly competition among players and a fundraiser to help benefit FGCU Athletics.
March 31, 2014
FGCU Athletics is pleased to unveil 'Birds Eye View' as the official blog of the Eagles, giving fans a unique perspective into news and information about each of the Green and Blue's 15 teams. Fans can access the blog by logging on to FGCUEaglesEye.com.
March 29, 2014
In its final home performance of the spring, the FGCU women’s tennis team left its opponent blank for the third time this season as the Eagles defeated Mercer, 7-0, after celebrating their two seniors, Saturday afternoon at the FGCU Tennis Complex.
March 28, 2014
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Originally scheduled for Mar. 29 at 6 p.m., the FGCU men’s and women’s tennis home matches against Mercer will now begin at noon on Saturday, Mar. 29 due to the prediction of afternoon storms in the area.
March 28, 2014
Backed by a spectacular performance in singles play, the FGCU women’s tennis team picked up its third win in the Atlantic Sun conference, downing Kennesaw State, 6-1, Friday morning at the FGCU Tennis Complex.
March 27, 2014
Originally scheduled for Mar. 28 at 11 a.m., the FGCU men’s and women’s tennis home matches against Kennesaw State will now begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, Mar. 28 due to the prediction of afternoon storms in the area.
March 27, 2014
Looking to protect The Nest for the last time this season, the FGCU women’s tennis team welcomes Kennesaw State on Friday at 11 a.m. and Mercer the next evening for Senior Night at 6 p.m. in the Eagles final weekend at the FGCU Tennis Complex for the 2014 season.
March 23, 2014
Completing a home stretch that included three matches in five days, the FGCU women’s tennis team took an impressive 6-1 victory from the University of Albany on Sunday afternoon at the FGCU Tennis Complex.
March 21, 2014
The FGCU women’s tennis team suffered its first home defeat to an Atlantic Sun member as it fell, 5-2, to No. 63 North Florida Friday Afternoon at the FGCU Tennis Complex.
March 19, 2014
Picking up its second-straight win in the Atlantic Sun Conference, the FGCU women’s tennis team topped Stetson, for just the second time in program history, with a 5-2 win over the Hatters on Wednesday afternoon at the FGCU Tennis Complex.
March 18, 2014
After welcoming eight non-conference opponents to The Nest earlier this season, the FGCU women’s tennis team will play host to two members of the Atlantic Sun Conference in a home stretch that includes three matches in five days.
March 17, 2014
With troubling winds and an overcast sky, the FGCU women’s tennis team fell 6-1 to Minnesota on Monday night at the FGCU Tennis Complex. The Eagles fall to 7-6 on the season, while the Golden Gophers improve to 11-3.
March 15, 2014
The FGCU women’s tennis team bounced back from Friday’s loss to ETSU in the strongest way possible as it found a 7-0 triumph over USC Upstate Saturday afternoon at the Webb Tennis Complex. Leaving their opponent completely shutout, the Green and Blue came out on the winning end in each of the nine matches.
March 14, 2014
The FGCU women’s tennis team began play in the Atlantic Sun Conference falling at the hands of ETSU in Friday afternoon’s dual match at the Dave Mullins Tennis Complex. The Eagles move to 6-5 (0-1 A-Sun) on the season as the Bucs improve to 5-7 (1-0 A-Sun).
March 14, 2014
FGCU women’s tennis junior Sarah Means was named as one of 15 finalists for the 2014 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award, announced by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine on Thursday.
March 13, 2014
Riding a three-match win streak, the FGCU women’s tennis team begins play in the Atlantic Sun conference on the road against ETSU Friday in Johnson City and USC Upstate Saturday in Spartanburg, both at 10 a.m.
March 11, 2014
After 36 days without a match on its home court, the FGCU women’s tennis team picked up its third-straight victory with a 4-1 win over the University of Evansville on Tuesday afternoon at the FGCU Tennis Complex.
March 09, 2014
After a two-week break from competition, the FGCU women’s tennis team got back to the baseline posting a 5-2 win over Troy University Sunday afternoon at the Three Oaks Tennis Center.
March 07, 2014
After a two-week break from competition, the FGCU women’s tennis team continues action of the regular season playing host to Troy on Sunday at 2 p.m. Due to the sold-out men’s basketball Atlantic Sun Championship final, Sunday’s match will be played at the Three Oaks Tennis Center.
March 03, 2014
MACON, Ga. -- The Atlantic Sun is one of 15 college conferences to have its own branded destination on WatchESPN, the network announced today.
February 26, 2014
Under the umbrella of the FGCU Athletics Life Skills Program, the Fifth Annual Hillmyer-Tremont Foundation Academic Honors Luncheon was held on Wednesday, Feb. 26 in the Cohen Center Ballroom on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University.
February 22, 2014
Picking up its first road win of 2014, The FGCU women’s tennis team handed Florida Atlantic a 5-2 decision on Saturday afternoon in Boca Raton. The Eagles improve to 4-4 on the season while the Owls fall to 1-4.
February 21, 2014
After a two-and-a-half-week break from competitive action, the FGCU women’s tennis team looks to claim its first road win of the season against Florida Atlantic on Saturday at 11 a.m.
February 17, 2014
FGCU Athletics continues to epitomize what embodies a student-athlete as the Eagles extended their outstanding performance in the classroom with a record-tying 3.31 semester GPA and record-breaking 3.33 cumulative GPA for the fall of 2013.
February 05, 2014
The FGCU women’s tennis team fell at the hands of No. 62 USF 7-0 in Wednesday afternoon’s dual match on the USF Varsity Tennis Courts. The Eagles move to 3-4 on the season as the Bulls improve to 3-2.
February 05, 2014
Remaining undefeated in singles play this season, junior Candela Munoz picked up her first, and FGCU’s sixth, Atlantic Sun Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week award, as announced by the league office Wednesday morning.
February 04, 2014
Coming off a 7-0 shutout against Bethune-Cookman on Sunday, the FGCU women’s tennis team continues its spring campaign on Wednesday, Feb. 4, as it travels to Tampa for a dual match against No. 61 USF at 11 a.m.
February 02, 2014
Under blue skies and a crowd of over 300, the FGCU women’s tennis team bounced back from Saturday’s 4-3 loss to FIU with a 7-0 shutout over Bethune-Cookman Sunday afternoon at the FGCU Tennis Complex.
February 01, 2014
Backed by a never-say-die attitude, the FGCU women’s tennis team tried to turn things around with powerful singles play, but fell just short of a comeback as it dropped 4-3 to FIU on Saturday afternoon at the FGCU Tennis Complex. The Eagles move to 2-3 on the season.
January 31, 2014
In its first trip outside The Nest this season, the FGCU women’s tennis team fell 6-1 to No. 9 Miami Friday afternoon in Coral Gables. Candela Munoz (Alicante, Spain/Troy) picked up the Eagles’ sole win.
January 29, 2014
After hosting three matches and a tournament to start the year, the FGCU women’s tennis team gets its first taste of competition outside The Nest as it travels to Coral Gables for a contest against No. 9 Miami on Thursday at 5 p.m. After their match against the Hurricanes, the Eagles will return home to host FIU on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Bethune-Cookman Sunday at 1 p.m.
January 25, 2014
The FGCU women’s tennis team picked up its first loss of the 2014 regular season as it fell 4-3 to UCF on Saturday afternoon at the FGCU Tennis Complex. The Eagles move to 2-1 on the season as the Knights improve to 1-0.
January 24, 2014
Coming off a successful opening weekend, the FGCU women’s tennis team continued its unbeaten streak with a 5-2 win over Louisiana Tech, Friday afternoon at the FGCU Tennis Complex.
January 23, 2014
The undefeated FGCU women’s tennis team looks to continue its successful start to the 2014 dual-match season as it welcomes Louisiana Tech and UCF to The Nest for a weekend of head-to-head competition. The Green and Blue will take on LA Tech Friday at 1:30 p.m. and return Saturday to face UCF at 11:00 a.m.
January 22, 2014
After compiling a 5-0 record in the first weekend of the 2014 regular season, junior Sarah Means (Wesley Chapel, Fla./Wiregrass Ranch HS) picked up FGCU’s fifth Atlantic Sun Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week award, as announced by the league office Wednesday morning.
January 20, 2014
The FGCU women’s tennis team opened up play of the 2014 regular season with a dominating force as the Eagles were the last ones standing in all three singles brackets of the FGCU Spring Invite. If this weekend’s shutouts are any indication of what’s to come under first-year head coach Courtney Vernon FGCU tennis fans should get their brooms ready, because it’s going to be a season of sweeps.
January 19, 2014
With day two of the FGCU Spring Invite drawing to a close the FGCU women’s tennis team exits the courts with five of its members still alive in the hunt for a main draw title. The Eagles racked up seven wins in day two bringing their total up to 19 for the weekend.
January 18, 2014
Riding Friday’s 6-1 victory over Iowa State, the FGCU women’s tennis team picked up a phenomenal 12 wins in day one of the FGCU Spring Invite. After the first round of doubles and two rounds of singles six Eagles are still alive in the main draws.
January 17, 2014
Making its home debut under first-year head coach Courtney Vernon, the FGCU women’s tennis team started its spring campaign with a dominant 6-1 win over Big XII Conference member Iowa State Friday afternoon at the FGCU Tennis Complex.
January 16, 2014
After adapting to a new system during the fall tournament circuit, the FGCU women’s tennis team makes its home debut under first-year head coach Courtney Vernon this weekend as it welcomes four opponents to The Nest for a fast-paced entrance to the 2014 regular season.
December 20, 2013
FGCU Athletics raised a gross figure of $377,000 thanks to generous support of the FGCU community. The Athletics department extends its most sincere thank you to all the volunteers and supporters that made this event such a huge success.
December 05, 2013
FGCU Athletics has named men's basketball player Chase Fieler (Parkersburg, W. Va., Parkersburg South HS) and women's tennis player Bettina Botha (Cape Town, South Africa, De Kuilen HS) as recipients of the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athletes of the Month Award for the month of November.
December 03, 2013
The FGCU Athletics Development Office is pleased to announce that the 4th Annual "Night at the Nest" gala that will be held this coming Sunday, Dec. 8, at Alico Arena is sold out.
November 03, 2013
The FGCU women’s tennis team ended its fourth and final tournament of the fall season in Miami at day three of the FIU Panther Invitational. Unfortunately for the Eagles, Sunday’s results were not the high note in which they hoped to end the season on as they fell in all four matches.
November 02, 2013
After winning less than half of its matches in day one of the FIU Panther Invitational, the FGCU women’s tennis team did just the opposite in day two as it picked up wins in five of its eight matches. Highlighting the day were singles wins from Sarah Means (Wesley Chapel, Fla./Wiregrass Ranch HS) and Bettina Botha (Cape Town, South Africa/De Kuilen HS) advancing them into tomorrow morning’s finals.
November 01, 2013
After day one of the FIU Panther Invitational, the FGCU women’s tennis team left the courts having added two more wins to its fall record.
October 31, 2013
With three tournaments in the books, the FGCU women’s tennis team looks for a solid finish to the 2013 fall season as it travels to Miami for the annual FIU Invitational. The tournament is slated to run Friday through Sunday and will feature four singles and two doubles draws composed of players from FGCU, FIU, Liberty and Barry.
October 24, 2013
The FGCU Department of Athletics has announced the promotion of Denise Da Silveira to Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing & Sales, as appointed by Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh this week.
October 20, 2013
After a rainy morning canceled singles consolation play on Saturday, the FGCU women’s tennis team returned to the baseline on Sunday for its final day at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships.
October 18, 2013
Facing top opponents from around the Southeast, the FGCU women’s tennis team has closed out day one of the ITA Southeast Regional Championships. After losing first-round matches to end play in both main draws, the Eagles will return to the competition on Saturday in the consolation draw.
October 17, 2013
Two tournaments into a fall season marked by a program-first Bedford Cup semifinals doubles appearance, an inaugural win as an Eagle and one singles back draw champion title, the FGCU women’s tennis team looks to extend the success of its fall campaign at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships held at the University of Georgia Friday through Monday.
October 13, 2013
After four days of rigorous play at the Bedford Cup – the annual battle between Florida’s Division I programs – the FGCU women’s tennis team returns to The Nest with one of its members crowned a champion.
October 12, 2013
As day three of the Bedford Cup began in The Swamp, Johanna Sterkel (Schwetzingen, Germany/Carl-Theodor-Schule HS) and Bettina Botha (Cape Town, South Africa/De Kuilen HS) prepared to take to the baseline for their doubles Quaterfinals match. If the duo was able to secure a win it would make them the all-time furthest-advancing FGCU players in the tournament filled with Florida’s best.
October 11, 2013
Marked by a second-round doubles victory and two consolation singles wins, day two of the battle for state glory at the Bedford Cup has come to a close.
October 10, 2013
Highlighted by one doubles and three singles wins, the FGCU women's tennis team completed the second step of the fall season as day one of the Bedford Cup came to an end in The Swamp Thursday.
October 09, 2013
With three weeks and one tournament under the belt of head coach Courtney Vernon, the FGCU women's tennis team looks to lay the groundwork for a successful season as it continues the 2013 fall campaign this weekend at the Bedford Cup hosted by the University of Florida. The tournament is slated to run Thursday through Sunday with all matches played at the Ring Tennis Complex in The Swamp.
October 01, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles Club Advisory Board has announced the creation of the Naples Advisory Committee (NAC) in order to reach a larger audience and stretch awareness and support for FGCU Athletics.
September 29, 2013
The FGCU women’s tennis team exited the final day of the UCF Knights Invitational by taking home two doubles and two singles wins, marking its first day receiving victories in both draws.
September 28, 2013
The FGCU women’s tennis team returned for day two of the UCF Knights Invitational looking to improve after falling in all five singles matches during day one. Fortunately for the Eagles, Friday’s performance motivated them to pick up three singles wins over Florida Atlantic Saturday in Orlando.
September 27, 2013
The FGCU women's tennis team kicked off the fall 2013 season with a pair of doubles victories over UCF during the opening day of the UCF Knights Invitational Friday in Orlando.
September 26, 2013
After the most successful season in program history, highlighted by a program Division-I record 11 victories and another trip to the Atlantic Sun Conference postseason, the FGCU women's tennis team starts its 2013 Fall campaign on Friday at the three-day UCF Invitational.
September 20, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast University Department of Athletics has announced the addition of Jamie Church to the athletics communication staff, as released by Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh.
September 16, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Courtney Vernon has been appointed head coach of the FGCU women's tennis program, Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh announced on Monday, Sept.16.
August 19, 2013
A recap of Eagle Revolution built exclusively from tweets.
August 16, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. - With the 2013-14 year about to commence, FGCU student-athletes will look to build off a record-setting academic performance during the 2012-13 year in which they posted a 3.31 term GPA for the Spring Semester and 3.29 cumulative GPA.
July 17, 2013
FGCU Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh announced on Wednesday that Jen Gabou will step away from her position as women’s tennis head coach.