NJCAA Women's Tennis National Championships
May 9, 2013 in Jacksonville, Fla.
What a week, what an amazing week! I am so proud of the girls! They are truly an outstanding group of young ladies! Their on court behavior, sportsmanship, passion, drive - a true team! Smiles and high fives to my seven BlueWave gals! You ROCK!! The teamfFinished 4th in country at the Nationals! Esther Zuniga National Champion!! Kami Thomas #2 Singles Consolation Champ!! Go BlueWave!
Scrimmage against Embry-Riddle
April 11, 2013 in Jacksonville, Fla.
BlueWave had a tough scrimmage against Embry-Riddle yesterday in Daytona Beach! Beautiful day for tennis and some well fought matches but BlueWave fell 2-7. Next up is STATE! Next Friday and Saturday at HCC in Tampa! One more week to work hard and prepare for awesomeness! Go BlueWave!
Victory over Broward College
March 30, 2013 in Jacksonville, Fla.
Outstanding day! BlueWave knocks down Broward College 9-0! HUGE WIN! Way to go girls, so proud of all of you!
Florida State College Tournament Results
March 25, 2013 in Jacksonville, Fla.
Women's Tennis team went undefeated in the Florida State College Tournament. The team is 8-0 in FCSAA, 9-0 in NJCAA and 9-6 overall. Go BlueWave!
Preparing for the Florida State College Tournament
March 3, 2013 in Jacksonville, Fla.
On Friday the girls had the opportunity to workout with personal trainer and owner of Cross Training San Marco, Michael Walker. Workout: A descending workout of 5 exercises starting at 10, 9, 8, 7... all the way to 1. 5 exercises were- 1. Burpee jumps with push-up 2. Burpee ball slams with a push-up 3. Burpee curls with push-up 4. Box jumps 5. Kettle bell swings. Upon completion the girls had 1 suicide outside and walking lunges (about a block long in distance) x 2. They KILLED this workout like CHAMPS! Go BlueWave!
A great come back!
February 17, 2013 in Davie, Fla.
The BlueWave ladies had a rough start to the weekend losing to Northwood University and St. Thomas University 2-7 and 4-5, respectively. However, they came out on fire this morning defeating Broward Community College 6-3! With this sensational victory the BlueWave ladies advance to 4-0 in FCSAA Florida! Way to bring the heat ladies!
Starting out the new season
February 7, 2013 in St. Augustine, Fla.
BlueWave tennis team lost a tough battle to NCAA DII Flagler College yesterday in St. Augustine, 2-7. #1 singles player Esther Zuniga won 6-0, 6-0 and remains undefeated thus far in the season. #1 doubles team of E.Zuniga/B.Palmer won to capture the only the doubles point FSC had. Congratulations to #2 Kami Thomas and #5 Samantha Powell for their outstanding efforts although they both lost in 3 sets. Next up the ladies will travel to St. Petersburg on Friday to play SPC at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hillsborough Community College at 9 a.m. And then ending the weekend at State College of Florida in Bradenton. Good luck ladies! Go BlueWave!
Florida State Tennis Tournament
April 14-15 in Tampa, Fla.
This past weekend the women’s tennis team had a tough go at the Florida State Tennis Tournament. The first day the Stars had an excellent morning winning six out of the nine first round matches of singles and doubles putting then in fourth place right behind St. Petersburg College by one point. The second day the Stars had their work cut out for them and in the end finished fourth out of the five teams there. State College of Florida won the state title, Broward finished second, St. Petersburg was third, Florida State College was fourth and Hillsborough College was fifth. #2 Singles player Ekaterina Vezhenkova lost in the finals to State College of Florida’s Mariana Palacios and #1 doubles team of Ekaterina and Zorica Djuric lost in the finals of doubles to State College of Florida as well. #2 doubles team consisting of Nateesha Hurtt and Mallory LeNoir lost in the consolation finals to Hillsborough. It was a great tournament with some tough tennis. Good luck to the top three team which advance to the National Tournament.
The Stars will look on to next year as we have returners Mallory LeNoir, Beth Berrian-Moreland, Jessica Rhoden and Lindsey Garraway. Good luck to sophomores Zorica Djuric, Ekaterina Vezhenkova and Nateesha Hurtt who have yet to decide on the college to continue their tennis and academics at a four-year institution.
Final Home Matches of the Season
March 30-April 1 in Jacksonville, Fla.
This was a tough weekend for the team. The Stars lost Friday to St. Petersburg College, 3-6. The team had solid wins at #2 singles from Ekaterina Vezhenkova and at #5 singles from Beth Berrian-Moreland. Saturday’s match against Broward Community College were postponed due to rain. The Stars finished the weekend with a 4-5 loss to Hillsborough Community College.
Zorica Djuric and Ekaterina Vezhenkova had a successful weekend without a loss at #1 doubles, and at #1 singles Zorica Djuric lost a tough one in the heat which decided the match outcome. The girls played hard, and it was great tennis! Thanks to everyone who came out to watch.
Over the next week the Stars are hitting the courts hard in preparation for the State Tournament. The tournament is April 13-14 at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla. Good luck ladies!!
Southern Georgia Games
March 24-25 in Tifton, Fla.
Women’s Tennis lost on Saturday to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, 2-7. Singles wins came from Beth Berrian-Moreland, newly back on the court after being out due to a car accident, at #6 and sophomore Ekaterina Vezhenkova at #2. Sunday the Stars beat Oxford College 7-2. Nice work ladies!
Next up the Stars have a series of home matches: Friday at 3 p.m. vs. St. Petersburg College, Saturday at noon vs. Broward College and Sunday at 1 p.m. vs. Hillsborough Community College. Come out and cheer on the Stars! All matches are played at South campus. Good luck this week tennis players!
Southern Florida Games
March 11 in Davie and Miami Gardens, Fla.
The Stars had a tough weekend down south in Davie, Fla. Saturday morning the team lost to Broward College 2-7. Sophomores Zorica Djuric and Ekaterina Vezhenkova picked up a big win at #1 doubles, and Ekaterina Vezhenkova won at #2 sinlges.
Saturday afternoon the Stars headed down the road to play St. Thomas University, a NAIA school, and lost 1-8 with the single win at #1 doubles. Djuric and Vezhenkova increase their winning streak at doubles to 7-0 and are 8-2 overall. The women’s team is 3-7 overall.
The women’s tennis team has two home games coming up. On Thurs., March 15, at 5 p.m. the Stars will play Bethune Cookman University, and on Sat., March 17, at 10 a.m. they’ll host State College of Florida. All home games are played at the South Campus tennis courts which are located behind the gym, next to the fitness center (map and directions). Come out and cheer the team on!! Goooo Stars!!!!
March 7 in Alamonte Springs, Fla.
Women’s tennis lost to ASA 3-6. ASA is a solid team from New York consisting of all international players which made for some tough competition. The Stars embraced the challenged and fought hard at all positions.
Sophomores Zorica Djuric and Ekaterina Vezhenkova remain undefeated at #1 doubles in the last 5 matches. Overall they are 6-2 in doubles.
This weekend the Stars head to the Miami Gardens area to play Northwood University, Broward College and St. Thomas University. Good luck ladies!
Central Alabama Spring Mixer
March 2 in Alexander City, Ala.
vs. Snead State Community College
The Stars ended the weekend with a 5-4 win over Snead State Community College. Sophomores Zorica Djuric and Ekaterina Vezhenkova went undefeated in both singles and doubles. The team is 3-4 overall as they head into match against ASA at Red Bug Park in Orlando, Fla., on Tues., March 6 at noon.
vs. Meridian Community College
Women’s tennis had a long night as a tornado touched down five miles from their hotel in Alabama, then weather delayed the morning matches. The team won #1 doubles, #1 singles and #2 singles, but lost to Meridian Community College 3-6.
March 1 in Alexander City, Ala.
vs. Marion Military Insitute
After an afternoon rain shower the women’s tennis team hit the courts in attempt to finish their match against Marion Military Institute. Stars swept doubles and went into singles 3-0. Sophomores Zorica Djuric and Ekaterina Vezhenkova were only ones to complete singles before it rained again. Djuric won at #1 6-0, 6-1 and Vezhenkova won at #2 6-0, 6-0. Stars won the match 5-0. They return to the courts Saturday at 10 a.m. CST (11 a.m. EST) to take on Meridian Community College.
vs. Central Alabama Community College
Women’s tennis picked up their first win of the season over Central Alabama Community College, 7-2. Outstanding wins at #4 singles from freshman Mallory Lenoir and at #5 singles from freshman Kara Smith. The team’s next match is at 1 p.m. CST (2 p.m. EST) against Marion Military Institute. Go Stars!
Feb. 28 Update
We have a full team back up and running and this weekend the team heads to Alexander City for a weekend of play. Freshman Mallory LeNoir is back after time off from a high ankle sprain and is looking forward to her first round of competition as part of the women’s tennis team.
Freshman Cynthia Berrian-Moreland, who was hit by a car in December, is now walking and still hoping to get back on the courts in March.
The Stars are currently 0-3 in the season. We’re looking forward to attempting to pick up some individual and team wins this weekend.
Feb. 18 Update
The women’s tennis team has a long season ahead of them as they work to defend the State Champs title they earned last year.
Freshman Mallory LeNoir rolled her ankle two weeks a go and is just starting to hit this week. She should be ready to play when the team heads to Alexander City, Ala., in early March to compete in the Central Alabama Spring Mixer.
Freshman Beth Berrian-Moreland was hit by a car near South Campus after a morning practice in December. She now has a plate and screws in her foot but is recovering well. Her cast has been removed and she’s now in a walking boot. She will hopefully be ready to hit the court by March.
Freshman Kara Smith has joined the team as a scholarship volleyball player after playing high school tennis in Wakulla, Fla. She has a wonderful attitude that makes her a great addition to the team.
Nateesha Hurtt played for the Stars in 2008-09 then took a couple years off. We are glad to have her back on the court as a part of our team.
Returning #2 and #4 State Champs Zorica Djuric and Ekaterina Vezhenkova will be battling through their sophomore year at #1 and #2 singles and as a team in #1 doubles.