Strong singles play propels men’s tennis
Published: Sunday, April 1, 2012
Updated: Sunday, April 1, 2012 17:04
Knights’ men’s tennis ends week with victory over Illinois State
Wanting to send its seniors off in style, the UCF men’s tennis team did not disappoint Sunday morning, defeating Illinois State, 5-2. The match was the team’s final home contest.
The Knights fell behind early during the match, with the Redbirds taking the doubles point to start the day.
UCF would rally, though, with Jorge Blasco, Erik Brunskog, Juan Bolona, Mario Samson and Joe Delinks all picking up singles victories.
Before the match, seniors Delinks and Eugene Dolgovykh were honored for their four years with the program.
UCF improved to 8-10 with the win.
Earlier in the week the Knights were not as fortunate, falling on the road to USF. The No. 69 Bulls defeated UCF with ease, 7-0.
USF took the doubles point and didn’t look back, going on to sweep singles play, as well. Only Mitch Thams and Bolona came close in their respective singles matches.
Men’s golf prepares for BancorpSouth Intercollegiate
The No. 20 UCF men’s golf team is hoping the regular season on a strong note and will head to Madison, Miss., to attempt to do so.
The Knights, who picked up a first-place finish in the USF Invitational, will begin play in the two-day tournament today with two rounds before finishing on Tuesday.
UCF represents the only nationally ranked team in the tournament’s field, one that consists of teams such as Ole Miss, Memphis, Southern Miss and UAB, among others. Brad Schneider will lead the Knights, along with Ricardo Gouveia, Jose Joia, Greg Eason and Kyle Wilshire.
No. 12 track & field heading to Gainseville
The No. 12 UCF Knights women’s track & field team will be heading to Gainesville later this week to try and continue its ascent up the national polls.
The two-day event will feature athletes from some of the country’s premier programs, giving the Knights an opportunity to make a case for themselves as national championship contenders.
UCF placed eighth in the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in March, despite not having an indoor facility to practice. Indoor tracks are known for their steep banks, often causing problems for runners unfamiliar with them.