FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU males’s tennis workforce opens up its 2022 spring season this weekend as they welcome Binghamton and Troy to southwest Florida.The weekend will get began on Friday night when the Eagles will play the Bearcats earlier than coming again on Saturday evening to face the Trojans. Each matches will start at 5 p.m.Within the ASUN preseason ballot, FGCU was picked second, simply behind defending champion Liberty. Final yr, the Eagles completed second within the ASUN and sixty fifth within the remaining ITA rankings, the best this system has ever been.9 gamers return from final yr’s squad, led by redshirt-sophomore Magnus Johnson (Naples, Fla./Homeschool/UCF) who went 9-3 at No. 1 final yr and certified for the NCAA Singles Championship. He additionally went 4-2 in singles motion this previous fall, together with a win on the ITA All-American Championships.Graduate pupil Juan Montes (Pereira, Colombia/Colegio Lujan) and redshirt-sophomores Randy Wilson (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic/Miami Palmetto/Louisville) and Guglielmo Stefanacci (Prato, Italy/Worldwide Faculty of Florence) additionally all return for the Eagles after selecting up a mixed 21 wins between the three of them.The one newcomer for the Inexperienced and Blue is Alabama-transfer Marcelo Sepulveda who will look to construct on a powerful fall season which noticed him go 3-1 in singles whereas additionally selecting up two doubles wins.Binghamton is led by sophomore Shourya Verma who picked up seven singles wins and 6 doubles wins within the fall. Junior Adi Ben Ari additionally had a strong fall season as he collected six singles victories.Main the pack for Troy is sophomore Carles Anton and senior Pelayo Antuna who every had seven singles wins final season on the No. 1 place. Anton additionally collected 17 doubles wins final season as effectively.
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FGCU is led by three-time ASUN Coach of the 12 months CJ Weber, who has coached 32 ASUN All-Convention alternatives since becoming a member of the Inexperienced and Blue in 2011. In his seventh yr, Weber has compiled a 103-87 (.541) general file and a 43-19 (.672) 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 Event – 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 12 months honor for Weber. FGCU once more gained 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 12 months honor and led the Inexperienced and Blue to their third journey to the NCAA Event. E.A.G.L.E. CAMPAIGNIT TAKES A TEAM to attain our latest purpose – a $10 million marketing campaign to deal with student-athlete wants in continued tutorial success, life abilities, psychological well being, vitamin, and power and conditioning in addition to departmental wants in facility growth and enchancment in addition to mentoring and management coaching for coaches and workers. The title embodies our mission and the aim of the E.A.G.L.E. Marketing campaign – Eagle Athletics Producing Lifetime Excellence. Be part of Our Workforce and pledge your present in the present day to assist the Eagles of tomorrow!
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FGCU groups have mixed to win an unbelievable 87 convention common season and match titles in simply 14+ seasons on the Division I stage. Moreover, in simply 9 seasons of D-I postseason eligibility, the Eagles have had a mixed 43 groups or people compete in NCAA championships. Eight FGCU applications have earned a top-25 nationwide rating of their respective sport – together with girls’s basketball (No. 25, 2021-22), seaside volleyball (No. 20, 2021) and each males’s soccer (2018, 2019) and girls’s soccer (2018) as three of the latest. In 2016-17, the Inexperienced and Blue posted a department-best sixth-place end within the DI-AAA Learfield Administrators’ Cup and top-100 exhibiting nationally, forward of a number of Energy-5 and FBS establishments. In 2018-19, the Eagles had an ASUN and state of Florida finest seven groups earn the NCAA’s Public Recognition Award for his or her Educational Progress Fee of their sport. FGCU additionally collectively earned a file 3.50 GPA within the classroom within the fall 2020 semester and has outperformed the final College undergraduate inhabitants for twenty-four consecutive semesters. The 2019 Fall, 2020 Spring, 2020 Fall, and 2021 Spring semesters every noticed one other milestone reached as all 15 applications achieved a 3.0-or-higher workforce GPA in every. The Eagles additionally served an all-time excessive 7,200 volunteer hours in 2017 – being acknowledged as considered one of two runners-up for the inaugural NACDA Group Service Award introduced by the Fiesta Bowl.