Men’s tennis plans to take a bite out of the Gators
Published: Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 17:02
The Knights' tennis men hit the road Saturday for Gainesville to take on the No. 7 Florida Gators. The men are attempting to do what the women's team could not last weekend.
Florida is 4-0 and is coming off a dismantling of UC Santa Barbara and NC State at home last weekend, and in the process qualified as one of the 16 participants in the ITA National Indoor Championship. UCF is undefeated, as well, after a narrow road win at Jacksonville, 4-3.
The Knights are coming off a defeat of Jacksonville with Joe Delinks playing the hero at the No. 4 singles spot clinching a back-and-forth match all day. Florida may be looking past the Knights as their match with No. 27 Florida State is on the horizon but don't count out UCF who has had some very strong play and great contributions all across the board so far this season. This should be a great early season test which the Knights hope they can replicate the success the men's basketball team had earlier in the sports season against the Gators.
Women's Tennis looks to tame the Wildcats
After being rained out twice last season, the long awaited match pitting UCF against Bethune-Cookman has finally arrived. The Knights are coming off a tough loss to the No. 2 team in the country, UCF's women's tennis team looks to rebound against Bethune-Cookman at home on Friday. The Knights were swept 7-0 against the powerhouse Gators but showed heart and had a few chances to pull out a victory. Bethune-Cookman is 0-1 on the season after losing to Jacksonville 6-1 with only their No. 1 Katarina Szaboova pulling out a win. With a disappointing but good test behind them, the Knights, 1-1, look to get back into the win column and keep the Wildcats winless for this young season.