Knights Close Out March at Home

GO KNIGHTS Baptista and the Knights look to bounce back at home.
Baptista and the Knights look to bounce back at home.

March 20, 2014

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By Joey Nelson

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - The Knights will hit the courts Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. to face No. 39 Kansas in what will be the third match of a five-game homestand. UCF will also play host to No. 73 Samford on March 25 at 2 p.m. and East Tennessee State March 27 at 2 p.m.

All fans are admitted free into the UCF Tennis Complex.

With close matches falling just short against conference opponents SMU and Memphis, the Black and Gold (4-7, 0-3 AAC) will step up to the baseline this week with winning at the forefront. Senior leader and everyday champion Sofia Baptista has engineered a 12-12 overall record and has won four straight matches.

The No. 39-ranked Jayhawks stand at 10-3 and have secured big wins in their most recent matches against Iowa State, 6-1, and West Virginia, 7-0.

After a sure victory against Davidson, the No. 73 Bulldogs improved to 4-0 against Southern Conference opponents and moved to 11-1 on the year. Samford also holds an impressive 56-13 record in singles play and look to deliver against the Knights.

East Tennessee State has won three straight games and is currently 6-7 overall.

The UCF women's tennis team will be heading south to Miami with matchups coming against FIU and UAB April 4 and April 5. Both contests begin at noon.



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