Friday May 8, 2009Women's Tennis Hosts College of Charleston in NCAA First Round on Saturday
Gators, ranked No. 15 in the country with a 14-9 overall record, received the
No. 15 seed in the 64-team draw face Southern Conference champion College of
Charleston (24-4) in their NCAA First Round contest on Sat., May 9 beginning at
1 p.m. The other NCAA Women’s First Round match played Saturday in
The winning teams from those first-round matches meet in the second round on Sunday at 2 p.m.
will be the first-ever meeting between
NCAA expanded the field to 64 teams,
Juniors Marrit Boonstra and Anastaia Revzina have led the Gators this season.
Boonstra, a unanimous 2009 First-Team All-Southeastern Conference selection, is playing the No. 1 singles position for the first time and is having the best season of her career, posting a team-best 19-3 dual match singles record all at the No. 1 position. She has compiled a team-leading 31-8 overall singles record, as well as a 25-9 doubles record. Entering the season, the highest-ranked opponent Boonstra had ever defeated was ranked No. 46 and this year she has two wins over the nation's No. 6-ranked player and two additional wins over players in the top-25.
After playing the Nos. 5 & 6 singles positions last year, Revzina improved her game enough to secure the No. 2 spot this season, where she is 13-4 overall in dual matches. She sports a 21-9 overall record, with 10 wins vs. ranked opponents. Revzina has been tough in the clutch, providing clinching dual match wins over Georgia and Vanderbilt. She is 15-4 in dual match doubles action, having to play with two different partners during the year due to injury and yet has an 18-7 overall record in doubles with 62 career doubles wins to her credit.
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