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Senior Olivia Janowicz is one of three Gators competing at the Freeman Memorial.

Thursday January 16, 2014Gator Trio to Compete at Challenging Freeman Memorial

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Senior Olivia Janowicz is one of three Gators competing at the Freeman Memorial.

Florida’s Olivia Janowicz, Kourtney Keegan and Sofie Oyen are part the highly-competitive field set to compete at the 12th annual Freeman Memorial Tennis Championships held at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on the UNLV campus, Jan. 17-19.

 

Several of the nation’s best collegiate women’s tennis singles players from a number of the top programs comprise the challenging 32-player singles draw and the 16-team doubles event.

 

The three-day tournament gets underway with doubles action on Friday at 10 a.m. PT (1:30 p.m. ET), following by the opening round of singles.

 

Keegan and Oyen are paired in the doubles draw and play North Carolina’s Tessa Lyons and Laura Slater in the first round.

 

UF’s Janowicz, ranked a career-high No. 17 in national singles rankings, plays Duke’s Alyssa Smith in the first round, while No. 27 Sofie Oyen faces UCLA’s Catherine Harrison. At 11:30 a.m. PT, Keegan, ranked No. 39, squares off against UNLV’s Kamelia Dimitrova.

 

 

Complete Draws:

·         Located here (PDF): http://www.gatorzone.com/tennis/women/stats/notes/pre/20140117130000.pdf

 

 

Tournament Format:

·         The event features one flight each of both singles and doubles along with consolation rounds and added matches.

 

Experimental Scoring:

·         New ITA experimental scoring rules will be used, so doubles matches will be played to 6 instead of 8 and singles matches will use super-tiebreakers for all third sets.

 

Tough Field:

·         Individual competitors will be supplied by teams that include six of the top 10 from the season’s initial ITA rankings: No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 Florida, No. 3 North Carolina, No. 5 (tied) USC and UCLA and No. 10 Duke. Host UNLV, ranked 50th nationally, is expected to add five singles players and three doubles teams to the field.

·         The impressive field boasts 12 of the top 50 individuals and two of the sport’s top-three ranked doubles teams scheduled to compete.

 

Daily Schedule:
Action begins with doubles each day at 10 a.m. PST on Friday and Saturday with the finals scheduled for Sunday.

SCHEDULE OF PLAY
Friday
Doubles Round of 16 - 10:00 a.m.
Singles Round of 32 - Follow
Singles Round of 16 - Follow

Saturday        
Doubles Quarterfinals - 10:00 a.m.
Singles Quarterfinals - Follow
Singles Semifinals - Follow

Sunday        
Doubles Semifinals - 10:00 a.m.
Doubles Final - Follow
Singles Final - Follow

 

For all of the latest information on Florida women’s tennis:

Official Website: http://www.gatorzone.com/tennis/women/

Twitter: @GatorZoneTennis

 

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