FNU Tennis player Geronimo Vivero in action in the gameAVE MARIA, Fla. – The Florida National University tennis teams played their second game of the season on Tuesday afternoon, as the Conquistadors faced off with Ave Maria University Gyrenes. The Conquistadors men’s claimed a 4-1 victory over the Gyrenes, while the women’s team suffered a 4-1 defeat. The matches were scored using the new scoring system previously adopted at the NCAA Division II and III levels, where the three doubles matches are combined into one team point.

MEN’S RECAP – Florida National University 4-1 Ave Maria University

Florida National earned the doubles point on the men’s side with victories at the number one and number three positions. The number two doubles match, was tied 4-4 when the doubles point was decided. FNU earned victories at numbers two, three, and four, including a marathon win at number three by Geronimo Vivero over Viedma in a match that took nearly three hours.


Doubles: (FNU 1, AMU 0)

#1: Rebaud/De La Selle (FNU) def.Hofmeister/Bousquet (AMU) (6-0)
#2 Villanueva/Lee (FNU) def. Thireau/Viedma (AMU) (4-3)
#3 Fougerit/Makela (FNU) def. Pruner/Amorin (AMU) (6-2)

Singles: (FNU 3, AMU 1)

#1: Hofmeister (AMU) defeated Rodriguez (FNU) (6-4, 6-4)
#2: Villanueva (FNU) defeated Thireau (AMU) (6-2, 6-3)
#3: Vivero (FNU) defeated Viedma (AMU) (5-7, 6-3, 7-6)
#4: Rebaud (FNU) defeated Leivo (AMU) (6-1, 6-2)
#5: Lee (FNU) defeated Amorin (AMU)
#6: Makela (FNU) defeated. Myrtil (AMU)

WOMEN’S RECAP – Florida National University 1-4 Ave Maria University – The Gyrenes women won the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead on the day. The Gyrenes earned victories at numbers one, three, and four.


Doubles: (FNU 0, AMU 1)

#1: Teordoro/Candiotto (AMU) def. Bonivardi/Pera 4-4 (FNU) Forfeit
#2 Fuller/Kelkboom (AMU) def. Vivas Gomez/Guzman (FNU) 6-3

Singles: (FNU 1, AMU 3)

#1 Ricardo (AMU) def. Bonivardi (FNU) (6-3, 4-6, 6-4)
#2 Sofia Pera (FNU) def. G. Benn (4-6, 6-2, 7-6)
#3 Kelkboom (AMU)def. Vivas(FNU) (3-6, 6-0, 6-4)
#4 Benn (AMU) def. Andrea Guzman (FNU) Forfeit


Florida National University men and women’s tennis team will now face Saint Leo University on Saturday, January 25th at 2:00 pm. The game will take place at Saint Leo, Florida.

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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.

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