FGCU women win 5-0 in season finale

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.

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