Cortney Cesarini

Cortney  Cesarini


Lower Gwynedd, Pa.

High School:
United Tennis Academy



Academic Accolades

More than 200 UCF student-athletes named to AAC All-Academic Team


Knights Without Borders

UCF's service trip to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.


Knights Celebrate at Swords Awards

UCF held its annual end-of-the-year banquet

-Earned a spot on The American All-Academic Team
-Posted a 16-15 overall singles mark, but notched an impressive 12-7 record playing at No. 2 in the dual-match season
-Recorded a 4-4 league record with wins over Cincinnati, SMU, East Carolina and Temple
-Tallied a pair of four-match win streaks from Feb. 21-Mar. 11 and April 3-15
-Teamed up with Monica Matias in doubles to post a 13-3 overall record during the dual-match season
-The duo went 6-1 during league matches
-They won were undefeated over a six-match stretch from Feb. 7-21
-Competed with Sofia Baptista captured the ITA Summer Circuit FSU Region Doubles Draw by winning four-straight matches from June 27-29 in Tallahassee, Fla.

-In her first season as a Knight, Cesarini delivered a 17-16 singles record with a 9-8 mark in dual matches
-Recorded a 7-5 record at No. 4 singles, and was 2-2 at No. 6
-Won her first four matches of her career, three coming at the Knights Invitational and one more at the Bedford Cup
-Capped off the year with a three-match winning streak from April 5-12, with wins coming against UAB, Stetson, and South Carolina State
-Went 14-13 on the doubles court, primarily in action with Sofia Baptista where the duo posted a 7-6 record

Prior to UCF
-Trained at the United Tennis Academy in Bradenton with coach Jeff Russell
-Earned four-star status from
-Privately trained for six years by Nick Bollettieri at the IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy, started playing tennis at 6 years old
-Attended PA Cyber Charter School as well
-Claimed numerous tournament titles in the state of Florida, while reaching the finals in several regional events
-Ranked No. 13 in the state of Florida and No. 70 in the nation
-Played at the No. 1 position for Florida in the Zonal 16's, and also received offers from Louisville, Minnesota and Appalachian State as well as interest from Auburn Colorado, Kentucky, Penn State and Pittsburgh.

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