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Stefani Stojic is one of three Gator freshmen who will experience their first road match.

Friday January 31, 2014Gators Play First Road Match of Season, Face No. 19 Baylor in Waco Saturday

Gainesville, Fla.

Stefani Stojic is one of three Gator freshmen who will experience their first road match.

The second-ranked Gators (3-0) travel to Waco, Texas, to play No. 19 Baylor (6-0) in their first road match of the young season. First serve from the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT).

 

The Series vs. Baylor

·         The Gators hold a 5-0 series record against Baylor, including last year’s 7-0 win in Gainesville and a 5-2 win in Waco the prior year.

·         Florida and Baylor tried to play each other twice during the 2010-11 regular season, but both times ended with only Mother Nature winning, as rain cancelled both match-ups.

·         UF and BU were successful playing three times prior to the 2010-11 rain-out, with the Gators winning all three in NCAA competition, most recently a tough 4-2 win in the 2007 NCAA Round of 16 held in Athens, Ga.

 

Cercone Approaching 100-Win Milestone

·         Senior Alexandra Cercone enters the Baylor match with 99 career singles wins.

·         Cercone sports a 99-33 overall singles record.

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

 

Janowicz Joins 100-Singles Wins Club

·         Senior Olivia Janowicz became the 25th Gator to win 100 singles matches in her career.

·         The milestone singles victory was a 6-2, 6-1 win against Bethune-Cookman’s Mina Magsuba on Oct. 12, 2013, in Gainesville during the Bedford Cup.

 

Quotes from the Court

“Wednesday’s home match against UCF was important for us to play and to play indoors before playing at Baylor. We’ll have to handle the off-court things like the crowd, playing on the road for the first time for some of them. As for forehands and backhands, I feel really good about where we are right now and hopefully we can handle the road and their crowd.” - UF Head Coach Roland Thornqvist

 

Meet the 2013-14 Gators:

·         Alexandra Cercone: 5-5, Sr., Seminole, Fla.

·         Olivia Janowicz: 5-6, Sr., Palm Bay, Fla.

·         Kourtney Keegan: 5-11, Fr., Roswell, Ga.

·         Brianna Morgan: 5-8, So., Beverly Hills, Calif.

·         Sofie Oyen: 5-3, Sr., Leopoldsburg, Belgium

·         Stefani Stojic: 5-7, Fr., St. Albans, Victoria, Australia

·         Belinda Woolcock: 5-7, Fr., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

·         Head Coach: Roland Thornqvist (UNC ’96, 13th year at UF; 18th overall)

·         Associate Head Coach: Dave Balogh (Florida ’96, 14th year at UF)

 

 

Saturdays Match at a Glance

What: No. 2 Florida (3-0) at No. 19 Baylor (6-0)

When: Sat., February 1 at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT)

Where: Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center in Waco, Texas

Admission: FREE

Live Scoring - FREE: http://www.baylorbears.com/sports/w-tennis/livestats.html

Live Baylor In-Match Blog: http://www.baylorbears.com/blog/inmatch-tennis.html

 

 

 

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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