Women’s tennis in running for Atlantic Sun title

Scott Kunath

All photos by Josh Brangenberg.

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The women’s tennis team clinched the top seed in the upcoming Atlantic Sun tournament with a 7-0 sweep of Northern Kentucky today at the UNF Tennis Complex.

The women got off to a quick start when Marina Cunningham defeated her opponent 6-0, 6-0 to start the day, and they never let their foot off the pedal. The Ospreys won all six singles matches in straight sets and won all three doubles matches as well to complete a clean sweep of NKU.

UNF’s Athletic Director Lee Moon was at the match on Friday cheering along with the other fans for the Ospreys. He said the women’s tennis team doesn’t get the exposure or recognition they deserve. “They’re ranked in the top 60 or so in the country.” Moon said. “Not enough people know about them — they’ve played unbelievable all season long.”

Up next for the Ospreys women’s team is tough A-Sun opponent Lipscomb University, but they should be ready to go as a match win against the Bison will clinch the regular season conference title. The women will serve up the final match of the regular season Saturday at 10:00 a.m.

The women have nothing but good things ahead as they’ll face Lipscomb on Saturday with a chance to win the A-Sun regular season title. Following the final home match of the season will be the A-Sun Championship which is being hosted at UNF’s Tennis Complex next weekend for the first time in the program’s history.

Moon also talked about his excitement for the school to be hosting the program’s first conference championship next weekend. He said it’s going to be something students won’t want to miss. “We’re excited to showcase all of our young talents here at UNF,” Moon said. “They’re amazing young athletes and it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

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