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Olivia Janowicz won her team-leading 23rd singles match this season.

Saturday February 8, 2014W-Tennis Falls to Northwestern in ITA National Team Indoors Quarterfinals

Charlottesville, VA

Olivia Janowicz won her team-leading 23rd singles match this season.

The second-ranked and top-seeded Gators were upset, 4-2, by No. 16 Northwestern in the quarterfinals of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships hosted by Virginia at the Boar’s Head Sports Club on Saturday.

 

Florida continues tournament action against No. 6 Southern California on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET.

 

The Gators lost the doubles point for the first time this year after the Wildcats earned wins on courts three and two.

 

Northwestern then earned a win on court four, before senior Olivia Janowicz put the Gators on the board with a 6-4, 6-3 victory at the number one position.

 

Freshman Belinda Woolcock evened the dual match at 2-all by earning a 7-6 (3), 6-1 win on court six, however, Northwestern closed out decisions on courts five and two in straight sets to secure the outcome and hand the Gators their first loss of the season.

 

Quoting UF Head Coach Roland Thornqvist

“Northwestern was better than us in everything today. They were more aggressive in doubles. We were on our heels today at some crucial moments. They really took it to us in singles, as well. It’s a great learning point for us. We have another tough match on Sunday so we’re going to analyze this the best we can and learn from it. We’ll find out what kind of character we have when we battle up against another top opponent in Southern California tomorrow.”

 

Net Notes

·         UF lost the doubles point for the first time this year.

·         The Gators are now 8-3 all-time against Northwestern, which has won both meetings at the National Team Indoors, including a 4-3 decision on Feb. 13, 2010, in the quarterfinal round.

·         UF stands at 45-12 all-time in NTI play.

 

Complete Team Results, Quarterfinals

·         #16 Northwestern def. #2 Florida (1), 4-2

·         #5 UCLA (4) def. #6 USC (5), 4-0

·         #8 California (6) def. #4 Georgia (3), 4-3

·         #10 Duke (7) def. North Carolina (2), 4-2

 

 

No. 2 Florida vs. No. 16 Northwestern

ITA National Team Indoor Championships, Quarterfinals

Charlottesville, Va. * Boar’s Head Sports Club

Saturday, February 08, 2014

 

Final Score: Northwestern 4, Florida 2

 

Doubles (order of finish: 3,2)

1. #32 Sofie Oyen/Belinda Woolcock (FLA) vs. #35 Alicia Barnett/Veronica Corning (NW) 5-6, unfinished

2. Maddie Lipp/Nida Hamilton (NW) def. Olivia Janowicz/Kourtney Keegan (FLA) 6-4*

3. Belinda Niu/Manon Peri (NW) def. Alexandra Cercone/Stefani Stojic (FLA) 6-3

 

Singles (order of finish: 4,1,6,5,2)

1. #17 Olivia Janowicz (FLA) def. Veronica Corning (NW) 6-4, 6-3

2. #105 Belinda Niu (NW) def. #23 Alexandra Cercone (FLA) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2*

3. #18 Brianna Morgan (FLA) vs. Alicia Barnett (NW) 7-5, 2-5, unfinished

4. Jillian Rooney (NW) def. #27 Sofie Oyen (FLA) 6-2, 6-1

5. Maddie Lipp (NW) def. #39 Kourtney Keegan (FLA) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5

6. #36 Belinda Woolcock (FLA) def. Manon Peri (NW) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1

 

RECORDS: Florida 5-1 ... Northwestern 4-1

 

 

The National Team Indoor Championships at a Glance

·         What: No. 2 Florida (4-0) at 2014 National Team Indoor Championships

·         When: Fri., February 7 – Mon., February 10

·         Where: Boar’s Head Tennis Club, Charlottesville, Va.

·         Basic Info: The 15 winners of the two-match ITA Kick-Off Weekend held around the country, plus host Virginia, compete in the national event.

·         The 16-Team field (ITA National Ranking): Florida (2), North Carolina (3), Georgia (4), UCLA (5), Southern California (6), Texas A&M (7), California (8), Miami (9), Duke (10), Michigan (11), Alabama (12), Clemson (13), Virginia (14), Vanderbilt (15), Northwestern (16) and Texas (17)

·         Defending champion: North Carolina

·         Main Event Website: http://www.itatennis.com/Events/ITANationalChampionships/DIWomensTeamIndoors.htm

·         Live Scoring and Video (FREE): http://www.virginiasports.com

 

 

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