Men’s tennis dominates Lipscomb on senior night to win the ASUN Championship quay

FORT MYERS, Fla. – It was a clean sheet for the 72nd ranked FGCU men’s tennis team on Senior Night when the Eagles took down Lipscomb 7-0. The Greens and Blues improve to 12-6 overall and 5-1 in ASUN, while Bisons fall to 4-12 and 1-5 in league games. With the victory, the Eagles also got a place in the ASUN Championship, which will host the FGCU from 22-24. April.

In between doubles and singles, the Eagles honored their two seniors, Juan Montes and Pedro Maciel. Montes is a five-year member of Green and Blue and is a two-time All-ASUN selection. Maciel has been with the Eagles for four years and has contributed to the Eagles’ success with solid play in both singles and doubles.

“Today was another great match for us,” the head coach said CJ Weber. “Lipscomb came out shooting in doubles, but luckily we were able to cope with the storm and still take the double point. And then in singles we just took care of business. It was a great senior day for Montes and Pedro! I enjoyed “really to celebrate them today and it was great to get a good win for both of them. Montes played incredibly today! His family was here in town so it was a really special day for him!”

In doubles, second class Eric Oncins (Orlando, Fla./Montverde Academy) and red-shirt sophomore Randy Wilson (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic / Miami Palmetto / Louisville) got a few breaks early and held on to win 6-4 on lane three. On lane 1, junior Max Damm (Bradenton, Fla./Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School) and red-shirt sophomore Magnus Johnson (Napoli, Fla./Homeschool/UCF) fell behind 4-1, but won the last five games in the set to win the double point for the Eagles.

With the Eagles now up 1-0, Montes quickly doubled the lead with a 6-0, 6-0 victory on lane four. Oncins followed on lane six with a 6-2, 6-1 victory to make it 3-0.

Red shirt-other Guglielmo Stefanacci (Prato, Italy / International School of Florence) managed the match for the Eagles and won 6-2, 6-2 on lane five.

Wilson and Johnson each added straight-set wins on lanes three and one, respectively, before redshirt-second second Marcelo Sepulveda (Monterrey, Mexico / Penn Foster / Alabama) finished the night with a 7-6 (1), 6-2 victory on lane two.

# 72 FGCU 7, Lipscomb 0
Single Action

1. JOHNSON, Magnus (FGCU) def. BOGDANOVICH, Maxim (LIP) 6-2, 6-2
2. SEPULVEDA, Marcelo (FGCU) def. MESQUIDA, Alex (LIP) 7-6 (7-1), 6-2
3. WILSON, Randy (FGCU) def. URIBE, Pedro (LIP) 6-3, 6-0
4. MONTES, Juan (FGCU) def. GARCIA-NIETO, Gon. (LIP) 6-0, 6-0
5. STEFANACCI, Gugli (FGCU) def. FISCHER, Sam (LIP) 6-2, 6-2
6. ONCINS, Eric (FGCU) def. PENNY, Jake (LIP) 6-2, 6-1

Double Action
1. DAMM, Max / JOHNSON, Magnus (FGCU) def. GARCIA-NIETO, Gon./URIBE, Pedro (LIP) 6-4
2. SEPULVEDA, Marcelo / MONTES, Juan (FGCU) vs. FISCHER, Sam / MESQUIDA, Alex (LIP) 4-5, unfinished
3. WILSON, Randy / ONCINS, Eric (FGCU) def. SKRABUT, David / STOJANOVIC, Luka (LIP) 6-4

Order of finish: Double (3.1); Singles (4,6,5,3,1,2)

The Eagles will look to close out the regular-season home program on high pressure on Sunday when they host Jacksonville State at 6 p.m.

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CJ WEBER
FGCU is led by three times ASUN Coach of the Year CJ Weber, who has coached 32 ASUN All-Conference committees since joining Green and Blue in 2011. In his seventh year, Weber has a 115-83 (.577) overall record and a 48-19 (.707) record. in ASUN games. In 2014-15, the Weber Eagles guided to their first ever ASUN Championship and first ASUN Regular Season title ever after 17 victories in the program. In his third season, Weber led Jordi Vives to a No. 35 national ranking, a nationwide 14-game unbeaten streak and the quarterfinals of the 2014 NCAA Tournament – the program’s first appearance. The Eagles completed a perfectly regular ASUN season in both 2015 and 2016, concluding with conference titles as well as an honor for Coach of the Year for Weber. FGCU again won the 2017 ASUN Championship and made its second NCAA appearance. The Eagles returned to the top of the mountain by claiming the 2019 regular season and tournament championships. Weber received his third honor for ASUN Coach of the Year and led Green and Blue to their third trip to the NCAA Tournament.

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