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Top 25 UCF Games of 2018-2019: #7 - UCF Women’s Tennis Wins The American, Makes Sweet 16

Knights roll through The American en route to best NCAA finish ever

UCF Women’s Tennis Photo Courtesy: UCF Athletics

UCF Knights Women’s Tennis accomplished many things in 2019 that it had never done before.

We mentioned earlier their first ever win against Florida on College MatchDay. UCF also won its first American Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship on April 21st, and hosting the Championships, they swept rival South Florida 4-0 to win their first American Tournament championship.

The win was UCF’s first conference championship since 2002.

UCF would be placed in the Tallahassee Regional, as the Knights would face Alabama in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Knights would dominate the Crimson Tide 4-0 to advance to the second round to take on 11-seed Florida State.

The Knights would do two things that they had never done in program history: Beat Florida State in a match, and advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. UCF did it in convincing fashion, winning 4-1.

The Knights’ magical season would end in Sweet 16 losing 4-2 at Pepperdine. Still it was a landmark season as UCF accomplished many things that not many ever thought was possible for the program, with their most wins since 1998, winning a conference title for the first time since 2002, and beating Florida, Florida State and South Florida all in the same season.