March 29, 2013
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Mike Garabedian
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Following a shutout against Troy, the UCF men's tennis team faces off with No. 63 UNC-Wilmington Saturday at 2 p.m. at the UCF Tennis Complex on Youth Tennis Team Day. There will be promotional giveaways and admission is free to the public.
"It was important that we kept our composure against Troy despite the delay and let down against No. 33 Cornell the previous contest," UCF head coach Bobby Cashman said. "We need to continue to play with the same intensity we have recently had early in matches, to beat nationally ranked opponents."
The Knights improved to 10-7 after they dominated the Trojans 4-0 on Saturday even with an hour rain delay. UCF holds an impressive 7-2 record at home, losing only to nationally ranked squads.
Francesc Aulina looks to continue his domination streak, which includes five consecutive victories in March and 10 of his last 12 overall matches.
At the No. 1 slot, Jorge Blasco is set to battle Rafael Aita, the No. 36 ranked singles player in the nation. The native of Spain is 2-1 this season versus top-100 opponents.
UCF has been on top in four of its last five contests, which includes wins over UC-Irvine, Cleveland State, Marquette and Troy.
No. 63 UNC-Wilmington (11-4) travels to Orlando having blanked its last three opponents, 7-0. These include victories over No. 50 Yale, Illinois State and Dartmouth.
The Knights only competed against the Seahawks once in the past and were defeated in 2011, the only year UCF did not reach 10 wins in Cashman's tenure.