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Ladies’s Tennis To Host Bedford Cup This Weekend

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – FGCU Ladies’s Tennis to host the Bedford Cup this weekend to start the 2022 fall slate.

The Bedford Cup is a three-day (Sept. 23-25), ladies’s people solely occasion open to Division I colleges in Florida. Fifty-two student-athletes from eight completely different Sunshine State establishments will participate within the occasion.

The event format consists of two 32-player singles attracts and two 16-team doubles attracts.

Singles important draw matches will likely be two out of three units with no benefits. In singles comfort matches, two out of three with a 10-point tiebreak in lieu of a 3rd set.

For doubles, matches will likely be a one six-game set and no benefit. The doubles finals will likely be a one eight-game professional set in format. Matches are scheduled to begin at 8 am each day.

BEDFORD CUP TEAMS
FAU
FGCU
FIU
Florida
Florida A&M
North Florida
Stetson
USF

EAGLE LINEUP
Flight A: Emma Bardet
Flight A: Isabella Colmenares
Flight A: Fanny Norin
Flight A: Jordana Ossa
Flight B: Lola Glantz
Flight B: Ida Ferding
Flight A: Gabriela Macias
Flight A: Alba Retortillo
Flight B: Ameila Kopel

EAGLES IN 2021-22

Now tenth-year head coach Courtney Vernon guided the Eagles to its third ASUN regular-season crown final season (2022), amassing a 14-7 total report and a 8-1 mark within the ASUN. FGCU additionally captured the No. 1 total seed for the ASUN Event.

The Inexperienced and Blue completed the 2021-22 season ranked No. 71 within the ultimate ITA staff rankings.

The Eagles soared to one of many ITA’s prime 75 ladies’s tennis squads final yr, highest at No. 62. FGCU sat among the many prime 75 in 9 out of the 12 weekly rankings, closing with its highest DI end in program historical past.

Three Eagles earned ASUN honors in 2022. Emma Bardet (France) was named to the ASUN All-Tutorial Staff, Fanny Norin (Sweden) was named All-Convention Second Staff and Isabella Colmenares (Venezuela) was named to the All-Freshman Staff.

All Eight members from the 2021-22 squad return for the 2022-23 marketing campaign.


HEAD COACH COURTNEY VERNON
FGCU’s ladies’s tennis staff is led by three-time ASUN Coach of the 12 months Courtney Vernon (tenth season) who led the Eagles to back-to-back ASUN regular-season crowns in her fifth season throughout 2018, including a 3rd regular-season title in 2022. She has mentored her student-athletes into incomes 66 ASUN All-Convention and All-Tutorial honors, together with 2014, 2016, and 2017 ASUN Freshman of the 12 months in addition to the 2016, 2017 and 2019 Scholar-Athlete of the 12 months and the 2018 Participant of the 12 months. Vernon has led the Inexperienced and Blue to an 99-73 total report (.575) and 44-11 convention report (.800).

EAGLE CAMPAIGN
IT TAKES A TEAM to attain our latest purpose – a $ 10 million marketing campaign to deal with student-athlete wants in continued educational success, life expertise, psychological well being, diet, and energy and conditioning in addition to departmental wants in facility enlargement and enchancment in addition to mentoring and management coaching for coaches and workers. The title embodies our mission and the aim of the EAGLE Marketing campaign – Eagle Athletics Producing Lifetime Excellence. Be part of Our Staff and pledge your present as we speak to assist the Eagles of tomorrow!

#FEEDFGCU
FGCU Athletics sponsors occasions in November and April to profit the FGCU Campus Meals Pantry (www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry) and the Harry Chapin Meals Financial institution (www.harrychapinfoodbank.org), FGCU Athletics’ charities of alternative. For extra data, together with easy methods to make a contribution, please go to www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry and make the most of the hashtag #FeedFGCU to assist increase consciousness.

ABOUT FGCU
FGCU groups have mixed to win an unbelievable 92 convention common season and event titles in simply 14+ seasons on the Division I degree. Moreover, in simply 10 seasons of DI postseason eligibility, the Eagles have had a mixed 44 groups or people compete in NCAA championships. Eight FGCU packages have earned a top-25 nationwide rating of their respective sport – together with ladies’s basketball (No. 20, 2021-22), seaside volleyball (No. 20, 2022) and each males’s soccer (2018, 2019) and ladies’s soccer (2018) as three of the newest. 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 Tutorial Progress Fee of their sport. FGCU additionally collectively earned a report 3.50 GPA within the classroom within the fall 2020 semester and has outperformed the overall College undergraduate inhabitants for 25 consecutive semesters. The previous 5 semesters (Fall 2019 – Fall 2021) every noticed one other milestone reached as all 15 packages achieved a 3.0-or-higher staff GPA in every. The Eagles additionally served an all-time excessive 7,200 volunteer hours in 2017 – being acknowledged as one in all two runners-up for the inaugural NACDA Neighborhood Service Award introduced by the Fiesta Bowl.

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