U.S. SENATE News: WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Ahead of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) Tuesda, lead Senate sponsor of the For The People Act, called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans to stop standing in the way of critical efforts to secure our elections and prevent foreign interference before the 2020 elections: “Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation found with the utmost certainty that Russia, a foreign adversary, meddled in our presidential election for the express purpose of benefiting the Trump campaign. But the president continues to deny this fact – and even worse, Senate Republicans refuse to enact a single measure to strengthen election security. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall “The utter lack of action from Senate Republicans and the President – when we have been warned repeatedly that our election systems continue to be at grave risk – is unconscionable. But there is still time for Congress to step up and prevent foreign interference in our next election. Instead of letting this urgent priority languish in Leader McConnell’s legislative graveyard, Senate Republicans should allow a vote on the For The People package, which has passed the House, is cosponsored by every Senate Democrat, and includes the critical election security provisions experts say are needed to protect our democracy. The strength and legitimacy of our elections and our democracy are at stake.”
RESULTS PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 2-ranked University of West Florida men’s tennis team defeated No. 6 Concordia (N.Y.) 6-3 at home on Thursday at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex. West Florida (19-2, 8-0 GSC) improves to 9-2 against nationally ranked opponents en route to the teams 10th home win of the season. West Florida’s No. 1-ranked doubles team of junior Warren Kuhn (Johannesburg, South Africa) and senior Elio Latella (Sydney, Australia) defeated Concordia’s No. 4-ranked doubles team of Ofir Ginat and Jui Mao 8-5 at number one doubles. Kuhn and Latella improve to 3-2 against nationally ranked opponents with the win. Junior Kenny Brasil (Apucarana, Brazil) and sophomore Alex Peyrot (Castelnaudary, France) won at number two doubles 9-8 and improve to 5-0 against regionally ranked opponents en route to the duo’s fifth straight win. Junior Pablo Borrero (Pereira, Colombia) and sophomore Pablo Tellez (Bogota, Columbia/Colegio) won 8-6 at number three doubles to improve to 2-0 against regionally ranked opponents.No. 25 Kuhn fell to No. 20 Mao at number one singles 2-6, 7-6, 5-10 while No. 9. Peyrot defeated No. 14 Juuso Ojanen at number two singles 7-5, 6-0 to improve to 3-2 against nationally ranked opponents. No. 31 Brasil won at number three singles 6-2, 6-3 and improves to 4-3 against regionally ranked opponents while Latella fell to No. 37 Benas Majauskas at number four singles 5-7, 6-7. Junior Juan Pablo Boada (La Paz, Bolivia) fell at number five singles 4-6, 3-6 while sophomore Douglas Boe (Vinhedo, Brazil) won at number six singles 6-0, 6-2 and improves to 2-1 against regionally ranked opponents. West Florida will next face Mississippi College on Saturday, April 4 at 9 a.m. CT before facing Georgia Gwinnett at 3 p.m. CT later that day. The Argonauts will wrap up the regular season at home on Saturday, April 11 by facing NAIA opponent Xavier (La.) at 10 a.m. CT. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# Print Friendly Version
COMPLETE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT BASEBALL TEAMGREENWOOD, Ind. – UWF baseball seniors Matt Sullivan and Tony Kucera have been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District® Baseball Team, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America. A finance and supply chain logistics double major, Sullivan has impressed on the field and off. A First Team All-GSC selection, Sullivan is tied for second in the Gulf South Conference with 50 runs scored. He is tied for third with 17 doubles and ranks seventh in the conference with a .570 slugging percentage. He is eighth with 44 RBIs.Sullivan was also a Google Cloud Academic All-District® selection in 2018. The Orlando, Fla. native has also appeared on the GSC Academic Honor Roll. No. 3 UWF baseball awaits a regional bid after going 3-2 at the Gulf South Conference Championship. The NCAA Selection Show is slated for 9:00 p.m. CT Sunday evening. Honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America ballot, with first- and second-team Academic All-America honorees announced in June. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Version Kucera likewise has enjoyed an impressive season on and off the field. The lefty has earned eight wins on the mound this season, which ties him for the third-most in the conference. He is fifth in the GSC with 83 innings pitched and seventh with 20 strikeouts looking this year.The selection to the Google Cloud Academic All-District® Baseball Team is the first for the Daphne, Ala. native and Robertsdale High alum.