Lakeland, Fla. – Florida National University men’s tennis team defeated the Southeastern University Fire at the Beerman Family Tennis Complex in their 2020 season opener.. The Conquistadors men’s tennis start off winning the doubles 3-0 and Singles and 5-1 in Singles. Conquistadors women’s tennis got 0-8 loss in the first game of the season. The women’s Conquistadors Lost 8-1 against the the Southeastern University in its home opener.
MEN’S RECAP – Florida National University 8-1 Southeastern University
Doubles: (FNU 3, SEU 0)
#1: Rebaud/De La Selle (FNU) def. Barbosa/Ortega (SEU) (6-4)
#2 Villanueva/Lee (FNU) def. D’aboville/Lichter (SEU) (7-6, 7-3)
#3 Fougerit/Makela (FNU) def. Haas/Martinez (SEU) (6-2)
Singles: (FNU 5, SEU 1)
#1: Rodriguez (FNU) defeated D’aboville (SEU) (7-5, 6-4)
#2: Villanueva (FNU) defeated Haas (SEU) (6-4, 6-2)
#3: Barbosa (SEU) defeated Fougerit (FNU) (6-1, 6-4, 10-2)
#4: Rebaud (FNU) defeated Martinez (SEU) (6-3, 6-2)
#5: Lee (FNU) defeated Fiorenzato (SEU) (6-3, 2-6, 10-6)
#6: Makela (FNU) defeated. Lichter (SEU) (6-2, 6-1)
WOMEN’S RECAP – Florida National University 1-8 Southeastern University
Doubles: (FNU 0, SEU 3)
#1: Letizia/Myrtil (SEU) def. Bonivardi/Pera 6-4 (FNU)
#2 Vivas Gomez/Guzman (FNU) def. Bijelic/Ricardo (SEU) 7-5
#3 Baptista/Romain (SEU) def. FNU (forfeit)
Singles: (FNU 1, SEU 5)
#1 Ricardo (SEU) def. Bonivardi (FNU) (1-6, 6-4, 10-5)
#2 Letizia (SEU) def. Vivas Gomez (6-2, 6-2)
#3 Pera (FNU) def. Bijelic (SEU) (6-4, 6-3)
#4 Myrtil (SEU) def. Guzman (5-7, 6-2, 10-4)
#5 Baptista (SEU) def. Ardanal (6-0, 6-0)
#6 Romain (SEU) def. FNU (forfeit)
Florida National University men and women’s tennis team will now face Warner University on Saturday, January 18th at 12:00 pm. The game will take place at Lake Wales, Florida.
Ruy Castelo Branco – FNU – Sports Information Director
About FNU: Florida National University opened its first class on January 4th, 1988, in the city of Hialeah, Florida, as Florida International Institute under the administration of Dr. José Regueiro, Dr. María C. Regueiro and Mr. Omar Sánchez. FNU Athletic Department has more than 250 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 2013, FNU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).
The mission of the Florida National University Athletic Department is to provide assistance within an athletic structure that promotes the development of a well rounded education through structured sport and competition, to develop life skills of discipline, integrity, leadership, philanthropy and social responsibility, to elevate ethnic and cultural diversity within the athletic programs, to assure equitable opportunity for all staff and student-athletes, and to make the athletic program a durable source of pride for the student population, student-athletes, alumni, university, and community of FNU.