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Csilla Borsanyi, Julia Cohen, Marrit Boonstra & Megan Alexander will compete in the NCAA individual

Tuesday May 20, 2008NCAA Women's Tennis Singles & Doubles Draws Revealed, Four Gators to Play

Tulsa, OK

Csilla Borsanyi, Julia Cohen, Marrit Boonstra & Megan Alexander will compete in the NCAA individual

The NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Committee unveiled the 2008 NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships draws on Tuesday, featuring four members of the University of Florida squad.

 

Sophomore Csilla Borsanyi (Hungary) and Julia Cohen (Philadelphia, Pa.) were selected to compete in the 64-player singles event that gets underway on Wednesday, while the pair of Megan Alexander (Dallas, Texas) and Marrit Boonstra (Netherlands) earned a spot in the 32-team doubles tournament that begins on Thursday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

 

Borsanyi, a sophomore who is ranked No. 33 nationally, will be making her second appearance in the NCAA Singles Championship after advancing to the quarterfinals her rookie season and collecting All-America honors. Borsanyi, who plays California’s Claire Ilcinkas in the opening round, enters Wednesday’s action with a 49-22 career record, including a 20-11 mark this season.

 

Cohen is a freshman, who is ranked No. 29 in the country and played the No. 1 singles position in the dual match lineup this year for the Gators, drew sixth-seeded Amanda Fink of Southern California in the first round.

 

The doubles team of Alexander and Boonstra are the No. 8-ranked pair in the country and earned the 5-8 seeding. The Gator tandem, which has logged a 15-3 record playing the No. 1 dual match position, begins the 32-team event against Fresno State’s Renata Kucerkova and Anastasia Petukhova.

 

In all, a Gator has won four NCAA Singles titles and four NCAA Doubles crowns. Shaun Stafford (1988), Lisa Raymond (1992 & 1993) and Jill Craybas (1996) captured singles titles, while the doubles teams of Nicole Arendt & Jillian Alexander (1991), Dawn Buth & Stephanie Nickitas (1996 & 1997) and Whitney Laiho & Jessica Lehnhoff (2001) collected championships while wearing the Orange & Blue.

 

NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles & Doubles Championships

Michael D. Case Tennis Center

Tulsa, Okla.

 

UF Pairings Only

 

Singles First Round (Round of 64): May 21

Csilla Borsanyi, UF vs. Claire Ilcinkas, California, 7:30 pm ET

Julia Cohen, UF vs. (6) Amanda Fink, Southern California, 6 pm ET

 

Doubles First Round (Round of 32): May 22

(5-8 seed) Megan Alexander/Marrit Boonstra, UF vs. Renata Kucerkova/Anastasia Petukhova, Fresno State

 

Complete Daily Schedule

Wed., May 21

Singles First Round (Round of 64)

 

Thur., May 22

Singles Second Round (Round of 32)

Doubles First Round (Round of 32)

 

Fri., May 23

Singles and Doubles Round of 16

 

Sat., May 24

Singles and Doubles Quarterfinals

 

Sun., May 25

Singles and Doubles Semifinals

 

Mon., May 26

Singles and Doubles Finals

 

END OF REPORT

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