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Csilla Borsanyi (left) and Julia Cohen

Wednesday May 21, 2008W-Tennis Eliminated from NCAA Singles Tournament, Doubles Begins Thursday

Tulsa, OK

Csilla Borsanyi (left) and Julia Cohen

Floridaís Csilla Borsanyi (Hungary) and Julia Cohen (Philadelphia, Pa.) lost their respective first-round matches at the NCAA Division I Womenís Tennis Singles Championships on Wednesday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

 

Borsanyi, a sophomore who is ranked No. 33 nationally, dropped a 6-3, 6-2 decision to Californiaís 40th-ranked Claire Ilcinkas, while Cohen drew Southern Californiaís sixth-ranked senior Amanda Fink, and the veteranís experience showed in her 6-4, 6-0 decision in the first round.

 

Borsanyi was making her second appearance in the NCAA Singles Championship after advancing to the quarterfinals her rookie season. She concludes her sophomore season with a 49-23 career record, including a 20-12 mark this season.

 

Cohen, ranked No. 29, capped a solid freshman year having played the No.1 singles position throughout the dual match season, ending with a 14-8 overall record, with 12 of those matches coming against nationally ranked opponents.

 

Play in the 32-team NCAA Doubles Championships begins on Thursday, when UFís Megan Alexander (Dallas, Texas) and Marrit Boonstra (Netherlands) opens action against Fresno Stateís Renata Kucerkova and Anastasia Petukhova. The Gator tandem received the No. 5-8 seeding.

 

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 Womenís Tennis Singles Championships

Michael D. Case Tennis Center

Tulsa, Okla.

 

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

 

UF Results Only

 

Singles First Round (Round of 64): May 21

Claire Ilcinkas, California d. Csilla Borsanyi, UF, 6-3, 6-2

(6) Amanda Fink, Southern California d. Julia Cohen, UF, 6-4, 6-0

 

Doubles First Round (Round of 32): May 22

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

 

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