WHAT: FGCU Spring Invitational
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday
WHERE: FGCU Tennis Complex, Fort Myers, Fla.
By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA - USF men's tennis coach Matt Hill is eager to see how veteran Bulls have progressed since the offseason and he's also excited to watch a brand new Bull perform in the team's spring opener this weekend.
USF gets going at the FGCU Spring Invitational on Saturday in Fort Myers and the Bulls' first-year head coach wants to see what players have remained in top shape since the fall semester came to a close.
"You can see how much time they've spent in the offseason at the first tournament, so it will be interesting to see who played, who didn't play, who took time off and who went to work. That's what we're looking for in this tournament," Hill said.
Hill and assistant coach Brandon Wagner will try out some new doubles combinations and also coach new Bull Ignacio Gonzalez Muniz for the first time. Gonzalez Muniz, nicknamed "Nacho," was one of Spain's best players at the junior level and was invited to train at the Spanish Tennis Federation in Barcelona before he headed to Tampa. The 18-year-old freshman is eligible to play right away after choosing USF over Alabama, Florida State and North Carolina.
"He's a really exciting player for the future of our program because he's going to come in right away and be a huge impact player for us," Hill said.
Head back to GoUSFBulls.com on Saturday afternoon for a full recap of USF's first day of action at the FGCU event.