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Brianna Morgan and the Gators host UCF on Wednesday.

Tuesday January 28, 2014No. 2 Women's Tennis hosts UCF Wednesday

Gainesville, Fla.

Brianna Morgan and the Gators host UCF on Wednesday.

The second-ranked Florida women’s tennis team (2-0) plays host to UCF (1-0) on Wednesday at the Ring Tennis Complex, where admission is free. First serve is scheduled for 3 p.m.

 

Parking for the match is FREE in the UF Law School parking lot

 

The Series vs. UCF

·         Florida is 11-0 all-time against UCF, including last year’s 7-0 victory on Jan. 30.

·         All 11 matches in the series have been played in Gainesville

·         UCF is coached by Gator great Stephanie Nickitas

 

Florida vs. In-State Opponents

·         Florida owns an impressive 196-33 record against in-state rivals and has reeled off 18 straight victories against Sunshine State opponents, with the most recent a 4-0 win against Florida State on March 6, 2013 in Tallahassee.

·         The Gators’ last loss to an instate foe was a 5-2 decision on Feb. 28, 2009 against Florida State in Tallahassee.

 

126 and Counting

·         Florida (2-0 at home this season) has won 126 consecutive regular-season home matches - not including SEC Tournament or NCAA Championship events. The current streak is the longest of its kind in program history, passing the 71 in a row compiled from 1994-2001.

·         The Gators last regular-season setback at Linder Stadium was on April 7, 2002, when Georgia defeated Florida, 4-3.

·         The streak is the longest active home win streak of any NCAA Division I women’s team, in any sport

·         The streak is the second-longest active home win streak on anny NCAA Division I team, trailing only the run by the Ohio State men’s tennis team

 

Home-Sweet-Home

·         Florida boasts a remarkable 458-25 all-time home record when playing in Gainesville, including a 2-0 record this season.

 

123 and Counting

·         Florida is 2-0 at home this season and has extended its overall program-record home winning streak of 123, which includes 21 wins in postseason play (SEC and NCAA Tournament).

·         The Gators set a new standard with their 6-1 victory over Mississippi State on March 29, 2009, passing the previous record of 60.

·         The last time the Gators fell at home was on May 15, 2004, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to Miami (Fla.), 4-3.

 

Cercone Approaching 100-Win Milestone

·         Senior Alexandra Cercone enters Wednesday’s match with 98 career singles wins.

·         She is two singles wins shy of becoming the 26th Gator to reach the 100-win milestone.

·         The last Gator to reach the 100-singles win plateau was current senior Olivia Janowicz, who earned singles win No. 100 during the Fall.

 

Weather Information

·         The Florida Communications Department provides weather updates prior to all HOME tennis matches if there is inclimate weather in the area. Please call the Gator Weatherline at (352) 375-4683, ext. 3044 or go to www.GatorZone.com

 

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

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

Twitter: @GatorZoneTennis  and  @GatorZoneNews

 

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