No. 68 Women’s Tennis Earns No. 1 Seed In ASUN Championship

FORT MYERS, Fla. – No. 68 FGCU Women’s Tennis Award The 2022 ASUN Championship for 1 overall seed and a first-round bye.

The Eagles are set to host the FGCU Tennis Complex on April 22-24 at The ASUN Championships in Fort Myers, Florida.

On Friday, the Eagles (14-6, 8-1 ASUN) clinched a share of the ASUN regular-season crown with a 5-2 win over North Alabama. This season’s title marks the third regular-season ASUN crown in program history, dating back to 2017 and 2018.

A three-way tie atop the standings with FGCU, North Florida and Stetson each finishing 8-1 in the ASUN. ITA rankings were used as necessary tiebreakers.

As the No. No. 1 seed, FGCU will face the winner of the first-round match between the No. 1 seed. 4 Liberty and No. 5 Central Arkansas on Saturday, April 23 at 9 am The Green and Blue posted 4-3 wins over both Flames and the Bears this season.

Stetson enters the tournament as No. 2 seed, also receiving a bye to the semifinal matches. The Other Championship First-Round Match 3 North Florida take on No. 6 Kennesaw State on Friday, April 22, at 9 a.m. The full six-team, single-elimination bracket can be watched Here.

FGCU has advanced to the ASUN championship match five times, in 2015-17, 2019 and 2021, still seeking the first-ever ASUN Tournament title in school history.

Five Eagles have posted double-digit wins in singles action this season. Jordana Ossa 18 victories with leads the singles charge. Teammate Fanny Norin trails Ossa in singles victories by just one, posting an 8-1 mark in the ASUN.

In doubles, the FGCU holds an overall record of 38-33 with two Eagle doubles teams hitting a double-digit win column.

The Emma Bardet and Ida Ferding duo pace The Green and Blue with 13 doubles wins on court no. 1, accompanied by an 8-1 mark in the ASUN. Together, Ossa and Norin have recorded 12 doubles victories.

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HEAD COACH COURTNEY VERNON
FGCU’s women’s tennis team is led by a three-time ASUN Coach of the Year Courtney Vernon (9th season) Who led the Eagles to back-to-back ASUN regular-season crowns in her fifth season in 2018. She has mentored her student-athletes into earning 63 ASUN All-Conference and All-Academic honors, including 2014, 2016 , and the 2017 ASUN Freshman of the Year as well as the 2016, 2017 and 2019 Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the 2018 Player of the Year. Vernon has led the Green and Blue to a 97-66 overall record (.595) and a 44-10 conference record (.815).

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FGCU teams have combined to win an incredible 87 conference regular season and tournament titles in just 14+ seasons at the Division I level. Additionally, in just nine seasons of DI postseason eligibility, the Eagles have had a combined 43 teams or individuals compete in the NCAA Championships. Eight FGCU programs have earned a top-25 national ranking in their respective sport – including women’s basketball (No. 25, 2021-22), beach volleyball (No. 20, 2021) and both men’s soccer (2018, 2019) and women’s soccer. (2018) as the most recent of the three. In 2016-17, The Green and Blue posted a DIY-AAA Learfield Directors’ Cup and top-100 showing nationally, ahead of several Power-5 and FBS organizations. In 2018-19, the Eagles had an ASUN and the state’s Florida top seven teams earned the NCAA’s Public Recognition Award for their sport in the Academic Progress Rate. FGCU also collectively earned a record 3.50 GPA in the classroom in the fall 2020 semester and has outperformed the general university undergraduate population of 24 consecutive semesters. The 2019 Fall, 2020 Spring, 2020 Fall, and 2021 Spring Semesters each saw another milestone as all 15 programs achieved a 3.0-or-higher team GPA. The Eagles also served an all-time high of 7,200 volunteer hours in 2017 – recognized as one of two runners-up for the inaugural NACDA Community Service Award presented by the Fiesta Bowl.

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