Men’s Tennis Welcomes UAB, Buffalo for Weekend Matches

Brendan Hail

Story Links FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU men’s tennis team is back home this weekend for two matches against UAB and Buffalo. The Eagles will take on the Blazers, Friday evening at 5 p.m. before returning on Sunday at 12 p.m. for a match against the […]

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU men’s tennis team is back home this weekend for two matches against UAB and Buffalo. The Eagles will take on the Blazers, Friday evening at 5 p.m. before returning on Sunday at 12 p.m. for a match against the Bulls.

The Eagles are 3-2 this season after defeating Keiser, 4-3, last Friday.

Against the Seahawks, FGCU won the doubles point with redshirt-sophomore Magnus Johnson (Naples, Fla./Homeschool/UCF) and junior Max Damm (Bradenton, Fla./Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School) winning their match on court one along with redshirt-sophomores Randy Wilson (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic/Miami Palmetto/Louisville) and Eric Oncins (Orlando, Fla./Montverde Academy) winning their match on court two.

In singles action against Keiser, Wilson and Oncins each picked up 6-0, 6-4 wins on courts three and six, respectively. Redshirt-sophomore Marcelo Sepulveda (Monterrey, Mexico/Penn Foster/Alabama) clinched the match for the Eagles with a 6-1, 6-2 win on court two.

With Sepulveda’s win over the Seahawks, eight FGCU players now have at least one win this season. Johnson leads the way with four while Wilson is close behind with three.

In doubles, Johnson and Damm lead the Eagles with four wins at No. 1 while Wilson and Oncins have three after picking up the win against Keiser in their first match of the year on court two.

UAB comes into the weekend with a 1-3 record with its lone win coming against North Alabama while dropping matches to #21 Mississippi State, Alabama, and South Alabama. Vojtech Podzemny leads the Blazers with two wins this season.

Buffalo enters the weekend at 0-4 with three of their losses coming against Ivy League schools – Cornell, Yale, and Penn- one of the best conferences in men’s tennis. Simon Wibler leads the Bulls with a two combined wins this spring in singles and doubles.

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