The regular season ended for the Florida Gulf Coast University women’s tennis team with a 5-0 defeat of Bethune-Cookman in Daytona Beach on Sunday.
The win snapped a four-match losing streak for the Eagles (11-7), who will open play in the Atlantic Sun tournament on Friday.
“I am very proud of our first winning season,” FGCU coach Jennifer Gabou said. “Five years ago I inherited a team that was transitioning to Division I and have been waiting for this moment for a while. If we can build on today’s match we could potentially reach our goal in the conference tournament.”
FGCU has secured the No. 5 seed, which will match them up with Stetson in the quarterfinals Friday in Johnson City, Tenn.
The victory over the Wildcats gives the Eagles a program-record 11 wins in Division I, marking the first time FGCU has eclipsed the 10-win mark, which was set during the 2012 dual match season.
The Eagles swept the three doubles matches, and won all four of the completed singles matches in straight sets.