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Alexandra Cercone won her 70th career singles dual match.

Friday March 21, 2014Women's Tennis Tops No. 20 Auburn, 4-0

Auburn, AL

Alexandra Cercone won her 70th career singles dual match.

Fifth-ranked Florida got its weekend off to a strong start with a 4-0 victory against No. 20 Auburn at the Yarbrough Tennis Center on Friday night.

 

The Gators won the doubles point for the 11th time this year, as the pair of Olivia Janowicz and Kourtney Keegan earned an 8-1 on court two and Alexandra Cercone and Brianna Morgan provided the clinching doubles point with an 8-7 (7-3) decision on court three, after Auburn claimed the victory on court one.

 

In singles action, Florida’s Cercone, Sofie Oyen and Keegan captured straight-set wins and secured the dual match victory.

 

Quoting UF Head Coach Roland Thornqvist

“Our singles play was outstanding. This was the best ball tolerance I’ve seen us have all year. I’m excited about our number two doubles team because they are playing better each week.”

 

Records: Florida 13-3, 5-1 SEC … Auburn 14-4, 4-2 SEC

 

Numbers of Note

·         Senior Sofie Oyen won her 99th career singles match; one win shy of becoming the 27th different Gator to reach the 100-win milestone.

·         Senior Alexandra Cercone won her 70th career singles dual match; and her 70th overall career doubles match

·         Freshman Kourtney Keegan won her team-leading 27th doubles match

·         Florida won the doubles point for the 11th time this year.

·         While she didn’t record a decision, sophomore Brianna Morgan played a career-high No. 1 in the singles lineup.

 

Final Agate:

No. 5 Florida at No. 20 Auburn

Yarbrough Tennis Center

Auburn, Ala.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Final: Florida 4, Auburn 0

Singles (order of finish: 4, 3, 6)

1. #33 Pleun Burgmans (AU) vs. #23 Brianna Morgan (UF) 3-6, 0-4, unfinished

2. #101 Emily Flickinger (AU) vs. #8 Olivia Janowicz (UF) 6-7 (2-7), unfinished

3. #38 Sofie Oyen (UF) def. Paula de Man (AU) 6-2, 6-1

4. #22 Alexandra Cercone (UF) def. Michala Kucharova (AU) 6-0, 6-1

5. Jackie Kasler (AU) vs. #78 Belinda Woolcock (UF) 3-6, 1-1, unfinished

6. Kourtney Keegan (UF) def. Jen Pfeifler (AU) 6-0, 6-3*

Doubles (order of finish: 2, 1, 3)

1. #12 Pleun Burgmans/Emily Flickinger (AU) def. #24 Sofie Oyen/Belinda Woolcock (UF) 8-6

2. #35 Olivia Janowicz/Kourtney Keegan (UF) def. Paula de Man/Jackie Kasler (AU) 8-1

3. Alexandra Cercone/Brianna Morgan (UF) def. Michala Kucharova/Jen Pfeifler (AU) 8-7 (7-3)*

 

 

Next Gator Match:

·         The Gators next play at No. 8 Alabama (14-2, 5-0 SEC) on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.

 

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

Twitter: @GatorZoneTennis  and  @GatorZoneNews

 

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