Oh yes, things are gonna be poppin’ in the game this weekend and in the near future in the Greater Fort Myers area.
Super Seniors at Colonial
|Manuel Encalada at Colonial Pro League|
|Steve Shortridge at Colonial|
|Larry Gagnon & Terry See|
|Howie Ames & Steve Shreiner |
USPTA Pro League
|Frank Fourgeau & Corey Knapp|
The second half of the Ritzman Tennis Fort Myers USPTA Pro League is about to get underway this Friday the 11th at Heritage Palms.
Remax, led by Frank Fourgeau of Gulf Harbour, is threatening to run away with the title, leading second-place Boston Retirement Advisors captained by Scott Harrington by 5.5 points. A full Pro League Report and preview of the match this Friday is on the way.
Three Oaks College Shootout
Before you can recover from the Pro League action, you will have the opportunity to overdose on flying fuzz. This Friday through Sunday, from 10am – 4pm, the Lee County Community Tennis Association (LCCTA) and new Tennis Director at Three Oaks Park, Pat Glaunert, will be hosting the Three Oaks College Shootout at the Barbara Manzo Tennis Center at Three Oaks Park
Four heavyweight, Division I men’s tennis programs will be competing in the Shootout this weekend: Florida, Illinois, Georgia Tech, and NC State. Florida finished last season at No.12 in the country, the Illini are ranked No.16 in the country, Georgia Tech reached as high as No.16 in the nation two years ago, and NC State, perhaps the weakest team in the field, is an ACC school that posted a 20-10 record last season.
Can you imagine watching that caliber of tennis FREE OF CHARGE? Well, that is precisely what you will have the opportunity to do this weekend.
FGCU Tennis on the Horizon
Staying on the topic of college tennis, our own Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Men’s Tennis program is gearing up for its home opener which will be happening on Saturday, January 26 at 1pm. Coach C.J. Weber and his Eagles are preparing for the best season in the history of FGCU Men’s Tennis.
The Eagles are coming off their first ever appearance in the A-Sun Championship last spring, and their first Fall Invitational Championship win last September. With the addition of sophomore Jordi Vives, and freshmen Dylan Gunning and Chris Perrigan, along with the return of
sensational sophomores Tianyu Bao, and Micahel Beiler, jousting juniors Dean Tsamas, Gabe Echeverry, and Lance Lvovsky, and seniors Colin Brown and Jackson Moore, an exciting season is on the Horizon. Stay tuned for the season preview in the near future.
That's all I've got for now, and I'm really looking forward to what's on tap. Don't hesitate to send me your January and February events. Game, set, match...T.A.