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Women’s Tennis Completes UNLV Invitational
Sunday, September 25, 2011

LAS VEGAS, N.V. – The FGCU women’s tennis team completed the final day at the UNLV Invitational at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on Sunday. FGCU picked up two singles wins and a doubles victory on the final day of the UNLV Invite.

In the flight three doubles final, Morgan Bechtel (Toledo, Ohio/St. Ursula Academy) and Bettina Botha (Cape Town, South Africa/De Kuilen HS) lost in a tough 9-7 doubles match against Annemieke Witte and Jody Williams from New Mexico State.

“There were some fantastic players at the UNLV Invite and our players learned a lot this weekend,” said head coach Jennifer Gabou. “They are excited to get back out on the practice courts and get ready for our next event at FIU. “Being invited to this tournament was an honor and shows that our program is improving.”

Bechtel earned a singles victory by outlasting Northern Arizona’s Nicole Perez in three sets, 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-6). Bechtel lost the first set before winning the second set, 7-5, and the super tiebreaker 10-6.

Sophomore Gyanna Mandic (Oshowa, Canada/Edison Academies) also picked up a straight sets victory against Denise Van Der Bem from New Mexico State, 6-4, 6-4.

Senior Jen Evans (Fort Myers, Fla./Evangelical Christian HS) and Mandic earned a doubles win against Northern Arizona’s Alice Pacaut and Nicole Perez, 8-6.

The women’s tennis team returns to action on Friday, October 14, in the FIU fall tournament in Miami.

SUNDAY ADDED SINGLES MATCHES

Josifoska (UNLV) def. Jen Evans (FGCU) 6-1, 6-1

Nguyen (MNSU) def. Bettina Botha (FGCU) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2

Morgan Bechtel (FGCU) def. Perez (NAU) 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-6)

Gyanna Mandic (FGCU) def. Van Der Bem (NMSU) 6-4, 6-4

Doballah (NAU) def. Zhoe Slaun (FGCU) 6-4, 6-4

Flight 3 -Doubles Final

Annemieke Witte/Jody Williams (NMSU) def. Morgan Bechtel/Bettina Botha (FGCU) 9-7

SUNDAY ADDED DOUBLES MATCHES

Jen Evans/Gyanna Mandic (FGCU) def. Nicole Perez/Alice Pacaut (NAU) 8-6