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Atlantic Sun's Women's Tennis Season Starts Up this Weekend

Friday, January 13, 2012

MACON, Ga. - Four Atlantic Sun teams begin play this weekend with FGCU hosting the FGCU Invitational and Lipscomb at 15th-ranked Vanderbilt.

ETSU, the defending A-Sun Champions, are also ready to begin play, opening their season on Monday Jan. 16 at 14th-ranked Clemson. The Lady Bucs have claimed two of the last three A-Sun Championships. Last season's A-Sun Championship Runner-up, North Florida, begins its season this weekend at the FGCU Invitational as well.

This year, 10 of the 29 members of last year's All-Conference Team are set to return. ETSU hosts the 2012 Atlantic Sun Tennis Championships from April 20-22 in Johnson City, Tenn.

Belmont Bruins Tennis Preview
2011 Overall Record (A-Sun): 8-12 (3-7; 8th)
2011-12 Schedule // 2011-12 Roster
Top Returning Student-Athlete: Fabiana Mersan, 7-13 Overall

ETSU Lady Bucs Tennis Preview
2011 Overall Record (A-Sun): 15-6 (9-1; 1st)
2011-12 Schedule // 2011-12 Roster
Returning All-Conference: Karina Kedzo, 14-6 (All-Tournament Team) Paula Jaime, 10-10 Overall (All-Tournament Team)

FGCU Eagles Tennis Preview
2011 Overall Record (A-Sun): 9-9 (4-6; 7th)
2011-12 Schedule // 2011-12 Roster
Top Returning Student-Athlete: Morgan Betchel, 10-8 Overall

Jacksonville Dolphins Tennis Preview
2011 Overall Record (A-Sun): 15-7 (6-4; 6th)
2011-12 Schedule // 2011-12 Roster
Returning All-Conference: Gabriela Bartos, 13-8 Overall

Kennesaw State Owls Tennis Preview
2011 Overall Record (A-Sun): 18-6 (7-3; 4th)
2011-12 Schedule // 2011-12 Roster
Returning All-Conference: Vera Shkundina, 18-4 Overall; Alexandra Apostu, 16-6 Overall

Lipscomb Bison Tennis Preview
2011 Overall Record (A-Sun): 4-15 (1-9; 10th)
2011-12 Schedule // 2011-12 Roster
Top Returning Student-Athlete: Alyssa Bellini, 5-10 Overall

Mercer Bears Tennis Preview
2011 Overall Record (A-Sun): 9-12 (5-5; 6th)
2011-12 Schedule // 2011-12 Roster
Returning All-Conference: Lucie Payrat, 14-5 Overall

North Florida Ospreys Tennis Preview
2011 Overall Record (A-Sun): 15-7 (8-2; 2nd)
2011-12 Schedule // 2011-12 Roster
Returning All-Conference: Simona Weymar,16-5 Overall; Danielle Day, 14-7 Overall (All-Tournament Team; Melanie Aguirre, 13-9 Overall; Aline Berkenbrock, 6-8 Overall

USC Upstate Spartans Tennis Preview
2011 Overall Record (A-Sun): 0-18 (0-10; 11th)
2011-12 Schedule // 2011-12 Roster
Top Returning Student-Athletes: Ana-Sofia Camberos, 6-12 Overall

Stetson Hatters Tennis Preview
2011 Overall Record (A-Sun): 17-6 (7-3; 5th)
2011-12 Schedule // 2011-12 Roster
Returning All-Conference: Lindsey Cable, 17-3 Overall

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