For the first time in school history, both the UCF Knights Women’s and Men’s Tennis teams made the NCAA Tournament on Monday. Both teams will start on the road in the state of Florida, but can return home to the USTA National Campus if they make the National Quarterfinals
Women’s Tennis to Face Bama in Tally
The AAC Champion UCF Women’s Tennis team will head to Tallahassee to face Alabama in the first round on Saturday, May 4th at 5 p.m. UCF beat Bama earlier this year.
Host #11 Florida State faces South Alabama on the other side of the bracket.
The Knights are 22-3 overall, with their only losses to Florida State, Oklahoma State and Northwestern. They start the tournament at #25 in the latest ITA rankings.
Men’s Tennis Heading to Gainesville
The Men’s Tennis team got an at-large ticket to the NCAAs in Gainesville, where they will face Florida State in the first round Friday, May 3rd at 3 p.m. UCF has made the NCAAs two of the last three years now.
#3 Florida is the host, and they will face FGCU in the first round.
The Knights are 29th in the latest ITA rankings, and Florida State is 27th.
Should either team make it to the quarterfinals, they would play on their home course, as the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona is the host for the final three rounds of the NCAA Tennis Tournament. It’s also the host of the Men’s and Women’s Singles and Doubles Tournaments, which take place after the team competitions conclude. The SIngles and Doubles brackets will be released Tuesday.
The NCAA Tennis Championships will be at Lake Nona May 16-25.