UF to meet South Florida in NCAA Championships
GAINESVILLE - With its 4-0 win over Jacksonville University Saturday morning, the No. 4 women's tennis team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championships and will face South Florida Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Bulls defeated Florida International 4-3 on Saturday for the right to advance.
Florida lost a combined one point in the opening game on all three doubles courts, taking the first win of the dual match with an 8-0 decision at the No. 3 spot, where Megan Alexander and Anastasia Revzina needed just 36 minutes to defeat Fernanda Carrero and Cristina Paiva-Flor. The Gators’ No. 1 duo of Csilla Borsanyi and Diana Srebrovic then provided the clinching doubles-point win with their 8-2 victory over Emese Sulyos and Lena Willi. Florida held double-match point on court No. 2, leading 7-2, when play was abandoned once the Gators secured the doubles point for the 18th time this season.
“I thought our doubles was very good today,” UF head coach Roland Thornqvist said. “We had good focus and communication between all three teams. Doubles is always tricky after a long layoff, but I was very pleased today that we were able to play good doubles.”
Florida is 46-1 all-time against USF, including a 25-0 record in matches played in Gainesville.
The last meeting between the two programs was a 4-0 win in the second round of last year’s NCAA Championships, which was the first postseason match-up featuring the two schools. The Bulls lone win in the series was a 5-3 decision on April 1, 1986. Since that loss, Florida has won 21 straight against USF.