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Eastern Florida Golf, Tennis Open Their Fall Practices
Aug. 18, 2014 - Eastern Florida's golf team marked its first practice of the fall season on Monday, gathering at the Fred Gay Golf Academy Driving Range to chart what lies ahead and to get in a few swings as well.
"We made sure everyone had their ducks in a row, paperwork submitted, parking passes, text books, etc," head golf coach Jamie Howell said. "We talked about not only the upcoming semester but also the year and established some short-and long-term goals."
The Titans open the non-championship fall season at the Sept. 8-9 Wallace State Fall Invitational in Cullman, Alabama. Also on the schedule are:
Sept. 22-23 Webber Warrior Fall Invitational in Lake Wales, Florida; Oct. 17 Collegiate Players Cup vs. Florida Tech in Melbourne; Oct. 20-21 Darton State Fall Invitational in Albany, Georgia and the Nov. 10-11 NJCAA District 4 Preview in Alexander City, Alabama.
Eastern Florida finished its 2014 spring championship season schedule with its 12th straight NJCAA Division I National Championship Tournament appearance, finishing 11th.
Teeing it for the Titans this fall are returning sophomores Brad Gray, Drew Cooke, Dalton Bartlett and Lorenzo Bolivar. Newcomers are Kerry Sweeney, Michael DeMorat, Alexander Blue, Aaron Giles, Corey Herman and Michael Keymont.
Gray and Cooke represented EFSC at the 2014 national tournament along with then-sophomores Arthur Leonard, Nick Maynard and Kyle Benson.
Also on Monday, Eastern Florida's second-year women's tennis program held its first team meeting in advance of an ambitious fall schedule of scrimmages and the Sept. 26-28 USTA /ITA Regional Tournament/Florida College System Activities Association Fall Tournament at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs.
Tennis, like golf, plays its NJCAA Division I championship season in the spring.
New head coach Wally Norwich plans to have his 12 players on the court on Tuesday at Melbourne's Jimmy Moore complex for conditioning and early assessment.
Comprising the 2014-2015 Titans are returning sophomores Isabella Sella, Hope Fellows, Erica Nielsen and Laura Gorski and newcomers Aly Andrews, Nicole Trio, Danyelle Sherese Copeland, Jemina Linn Sörman, Samantha Martin, Kaitlin Pushman, Brianna Sequara and Veronica Waronika.
Norwich is being assisted by Mark Harrison.