TEMPE, Ariz.- In the first ITA national team rankings that were released on Wednesday afternoon by the organization, the UWF Women’s Tennis team checked in at number seven nationally.Sunshine State Conference powers Barry and Lynn University took the top spots in the National rankings, while Columbus State, Indianapolis University and Nova Southeastern made up the rest of the top five.The Argos are just behind Barry and Lynn in the south region rankings as well while the lone other Gulf South Conference foe to crack the top 25 is West Alabama.Last season, the Argonauts went 20-9 overall which included a GSC tournament title and a berth to the NCAA DII South Regionals.This year West Florida is led by junior Berta Bonardi. Bonardi, the Argentinian native, finished the 2019 fall season as the number one women’s singles player nationally by the ITA. Last year, Bonardi went 18-1 in singles matches and amassed a 11-2 record as part of a doubles pairing.Also returning for the Argos is junior Irene Recuenco who was ranked sixth in the nation by the ITA in their final rankings from the fall season. Karolina Silwankowicz, a junior for UWF, was placed at number 23 in the rankings after amassing a 12-5 record last season as the #2 singles player on the squad.The Argonauts begin the season on February ninth as they travel to Valdosta, Georgia to face Georgia Gwinett. Following one non-conference and several conference match-ups, West Florida starts off its home schedule with a match against Lee University on February 23rd.For the latest information on the UWF Women’s Tennis Team, please visit goargos.com or follow the team on Twitter @TennisUwf.Print Friendly Version
Turkish Airlines has received backlash from a number of females after banning its hostesses from wearing bright coloured lipsticks – including red and pink. The move, announced overnight, is the latest in a series of conservative changes to the airline’s policies and has been dubbed as an attempt by the government to “Islamise” the country, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.Unhappy with the decision, women have taken to social media to oppose the change, posting pictures of themselves with red lipstick.”This measure is an act of perversion,” Opposition Party CHP vice president Gursel Tekin said.”How else could you describe it?”However, Turkish Airlines said the change was to encourage its staff to wear “simple make-up, immaculate and in pastel colours”.Earlier this year, the airline stopped serving alcohol on internal flights as well as proposed new ankle-length dresses and Ottoman-style caps.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: NJ Turkish Airlines bans bright lipsticks.