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Seniors Alexandra Cercone, Olivia Janowicz and Sofie Oyen will honored prior to the match.

Saturday April 12, 2014Gators Host Kentucky on Senior Day in Regular-Season Finale

Gainesville, Fla.

Seniors Alexandra Cercone, Olivia Janowicz and Sofie Oyen will honored prior to the match.

The No. 11-ranked Gators play host to Kentucky on Sunday at Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis where first serve is scheduled for 1 p.m.

 

This is the regular-season finale for both teams. The Southeastern Conference Tournament gets underway Wednesday in Columbia, Mo.

 

Florida’s three seniors - Alexandra Cercone (Seminole, Fla.), Olivia Janowicz (Palm Bay, Fla.) and Sofie Oyen (Leopoldsburg, Belgium) - will be honored in a pre-match ceremony on Sunday.

 

Sunday’s Match at a Glance

Who:  No. 30 Kentucky

When: Sun., April 13 beginning at 1 p.m. ET

Where: Ring Tennis Complex * Gainesville, Fla.

Admission: FREE

Records: Florida 18-4, 10-2 SEC; Kentucky 15-9, 5-7 SEC

Senior Day: UF’s three seniors will be honored in a prematch ceremony

Promotion: T-shirt Giveaway - The first 150 fans in attendance receive a free Florida Tennis t-shirt!

 

The Series: Florida vs. Kentucky

·         Florida is 37-2 all-time against Kentucky, including an 18-0 record in Gainesville.

·         The Gator’s last loss in the series was a 4-3 decision on March 6, 2009.

·         Since that setback in 2009, Florida has won the last four meetings against the Wildcats.

 

Senior Salute

UF’s Three Seniors: Alexandra Cercone, Olivia Janowicz and Sofie Oyen

Team Accomplishments:

     2011 & 2012 NCAA Champions

     2011, 2012 & 2013 SEC Regular Season Champions

     2011, 2012 & 2013 SEC Tournament Champions

Home Record: 48-0   (three undefeated home seasons)

Overall Record: 102-9

SEC Record: 44-3

Combined Singles Wins: 340

Combined Doubles Wins: 244

Combined Singles & Doubles Wins: 584

Senior Class Notes:

·         This is the ONLY Gator senior class that has featured three players each of whom has won 100+ singles matches!

·         This senior trio’s combined singles and doubles win total is the most ever by any senior class in the 42-year history of the Gator tennis program.

 

SEC Standings Entering Sunday

School: SEC Record

Alabama: 11-1 (at Tennessee)

Vanderbilt: 10-2 (at South Carolina)

Florida: 10-2 (host Kentucky)

Georgia: 10-2 (host Auburn)

Texas A&M: 9-3 (host Mississippi State)

Tennessee: 6-6 (host Alabama)

Auburn: 6-6 (at Georgia)

South Carolina: 6-6 (host Vanderbilt)

Ole Miss: 5-7 (at Missouri)

Kentucky: 5-7 (at Florida)

Arkansas: 2-10 (at LSU on Saturday)

LSU: 2-10 (host Arkansas on Saturday)

Missouri: 1-11 (host Ole Miss)

Mississippi State: 1-11

 

130 and Counting

·         Florida improved to 9-0 at home this season and extended its overall program-record home winning streak of 130, which includes 21 wins in postseason play (SEC and NCAA Tournament).

·         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 any NCAA Division I team, trailing only the NCAA-record-setting run by the Ohio State men’s tennis team.

 

More Streaks

·         Florida has won 82 consecutive home match against SEC foes and is 191-1 all-time at home vs. SEC opponents.

 

Janowicz Has Won 199 Career Matches

·         Olivia Janowicz earned wins on the singles and doubles courts on Friday against Vanderbilt and has won 199 combined singles and doubles matches in her career.

·         19 Gators have won 200 combined career matches, most recently classmate Sofie Oyen

 

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

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Twitter: @GatorZoneTennis  and  @GatorZoneNews

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