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Brianna Morgan won her first collegiate match playing at a career-high No. 1 singles.

Sunday March 23, 2014UF Women's Tennis Drops 4-3 Decision at No. 8 Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

Brianna Morgan won her first collegiate match playing at a career-high No. 1 singles.

Fifth-ranked Florida dropped a hard-fought 4-3 decision to No. 8 Alabama at the Alabama Tennis Stadium on Sunday.

 

The match marks the end of the Gator’s long five-match Southeastern Conference road trip. Florida’s last home match was back on March 2 against Missouri.

 

The teams used the USTA College MatchDay experimental format , where singles matches were played first and then doubles matches which were played as a 10-point set.

 

 

Quoting Florida Head Coach Roland Thornqvist

“This was a fantastic college tennis match. Congrats to Alabama, they were outstanding in the clutch. We are disappointed but must continue to work on the little details that can make us better.”

 

Next Gator Match

·         Who: Arkansas

·         When: Fri., March 28 at 5 p.m.

·         Where: Gainesville, Fla.

 

Final Agate:

No. 5 Florida at No. 8 Alabama

Alabama Tennis Stadium

Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Final: Alabama 4, Florida 3

 

Singles competition

1. #23 Brianna Morgan (UF) def. #58 Mary Anne Daines (UA) 75, 62

2. #8 Olivia Janowicz (UF) def. #113 Danielle Spielmann (UA) 61, 63

3. #59 Erin Routliffe (UA) def. #38 Sofie Oyen (UF) 63, 76 (86)

4. #22 Alexandra Cercone (UF) def. #64 Maya Jansen (UA) 61, 63

5. Emily Zabor (UA) def. #78 Belinda Woolcock (UF) 63, 62

6. Luicelena Perez (UA) def. #44 Kourtney Keegan (UF) 76 (75), 57, 76 (73)

 

Doubles competition

1. #8 Maya Jansen/Erin Routliffe (UA) def. #24 Sofie Oyen/Belinda Woolcock (UF) 1210*

2. #35 Kourtney Keegan/Olivia Janowicz (UF) def. #70 Mary Anne Daines/Danielle Spielmann (UA) 100

3. #44 Luicelena Perez/Emily Zabor (UA) def. Alexandra Cercone/Brianna Morgan (UF) 105

 

Match Notes:

Florida 134, 52 SEC; National ranking #5

Alabama 152, 70 SEC; National ranking #8

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,5,4,1,3,6)

USTA College MatchDay experimental format singles played first

T4:06 A264

 

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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