Women’s Tennis Heads South For Two Matches This Week

Women’s Tennis Heads South For Two Matches This Week

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland State women's tennis team will head south for its annual Spring Break Trip this week, traveling to the state of Florida for a pair of matches against Florida Tech and UCF. 

Tuesday, March 15 | @ Florida Tech | 1:00 p.m.
Fee Avenue Park | Melbourne, Fla. | 32901 

Wednesday, March 16 | @ UCF | 10:00 a.m.
UCF Tennis Complex | 4000 Central Florida Blvd. | Orlando, Fla. | 32816 

Last Time Out…
Cleveland State picked up a thrilling 4-3 victory over Akron last time out, a match that was the first to be played in the Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion – Cleveland State's new on-campus indoor facility. This snapped a seven-match losing skid for the Vikings against Akron, while it also snapped a mini two-match losing skid for Cleveland State this season. 

Gbadamosi Picks Up First Win Of Spring Season
Junior Princess Gbadamosi was an integral part of Cleveland State's victory over Akron last time out, as she posted her first singles victory of the spring at the No. 3 spot and notched a victory at No. 3 doubles. Gbadamosi, who snapped an eight-match personal losing skid, posted a 6-3, 6-3 victory against the Zips to keep the Vikings alive in the match. The win marked Gbadamosi's 42nd of her career, as she is now just eight wins shy of notching 50 career singles victories.

Orange Closing In On 50 Wins
Entering the week, senior Mathilde Orange is just three wins shy of notching the 50th singles victory of her career. Orange, who currently has 47 singles wins, would become the 12th Viking all-time to record 50 career singles victories.

Head Coach Brian Etzkin
Head coach Brian Etzkin is in his 14th year with the Vikings, owning a 176-171 dual match record. During his tenure, Etzkin has guided Cleveland State to three Horizon League Championship match appearances and the program's first-ever Regular Season Horizon League title in 2014.

Scouting The Panthers
Florida Tech, a Division II program, enters the week with an 8-3 record this spring and is on a five-match winstreak. Florida Tech will take on Bluefield State prior to Wednesday's match against the Vikings. Cleveland State will be the first and only Division I opponent on the Panther's schedule this season.

This will be the first meeting between the two schools under head coach Brian Etzkin.

Scouting The Knights
Central Florida enters the week with a 7-4 record this spring, including a 6-2 mark when playing at home. The Knights have won three straight entering Wednesday's match against Cleveland State, and have picked up four sweeps so far this year.

This will be the first meeting between the two schools over the last 13 seasons.