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Osprey Sports: Weekend Recap

Joslyn Simmons

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 The Ospreys took to the road to compete in a variety of sports during a busy Easter weekend.

 

Men’s Tennis

In the USF Quad Tourney, the Ospreys won one of their two matches in rainy Tampa, Florida.

UNF faced Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) on Friday, but the match was postponed forcing them to finish it Saturday and cancel their scheduled match against the University of South Florida.  The Ospreys held a 1-0 lead when the match was suspended and clinched a 4-3 victory the next day.

Men's tennis battled the weather to win one of two games this weekend Photo by Ashley Saldana

Men’s tennis battled the weather to win one of two games this weekend. Photo by Ashley Saldana

 When the match picked up Saturday, the two teams went back and forth before UNF doubles pair Julian Bradley and Yannick Zuern closed out the win with a 7-5 victory. The singles match ended 3-3.

On Sunday, the Ospreys fell to No. 53 Pepperdine 1-6. UNF took home two wins in doubles, while Pepperdine controlled the singles.

Next the Ospreys face Lipscomb at the UNF Tennis Complex on March 31 at 6 p.m.

 

Women’s Tennis

The Ospreys took to the road for the start of Atlantic Sun play.

On Thursday, UNF defeated the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) 6-1 in Newark, New Jersey.

During the doubles, Michelle Valdez and Mariella Calderon completed the shutout of the Highlanders. In the singles, North Florida won five of their six matches with Noemi Hemmerich closing it out.

On Saturday, the Ospreys traveled to Spartanburg, South Carolina to face USC Upstate. North Florida shutout the Spartans 7-0.

The women's tennis team is now 2-0 in Atlantic Sun play after a winning weekend. Photo courtesy of UNF Athletics

The women’s tennis team is now 2-0 in Atlantic Sun play after a winning weekend. Photo courtesy of UNF Athletics

The Spartans were no match for the Ospreys in doubles or singles play.

UNF is now 7-5 overall, and 2-0 in the A-Sun.

Next the Ospreys will face Lipscomb at the UNF Tennis Complex on March 31 at 2 p.m.

 

Beach Volleyball

North Florida Beach Volleyball came home with four wins from their road trip against Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and Mercer University in Estero, Florida.

The Ospreys are now 14-3 overall and 5-1 in the A-Sun

On day one, UNF defeated FGCU 4-1 and Mercer 3-2.

Courtney Miller and Katarina Raicevic sealed the victory for the Ospreys against FGCU. UNF battled all match to take a lead after being tied 1-1 early.

Against Mercer, Miller and Raicevic helped grab the win again with 21-14, 21-19 victories after leading 2-0 coming into the day.

On day two, UNF defeated Mercer once again 3-2, then shut out FGCU 5-0 that afternoon.

In the match against Mercer, Lauren Ford and Kimberly Ferguson grabbed the win with 24-22, 21-12 victories. The Ospreys were tied one-all, when Miller and Raicevic won their match and created breathing room for their teammates.

Next the Ospreys will face cross-town rival Jacksonville University at Dolphin Beach on April 6 at 2 p.m.

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