Zeleva and Kuznetsova gave the No. 12 pair in the nation all they could handle as they fell in a close NCAA Doubles Championships match.
Zeleva and Kuznetsova fought through a gritty doubles match to secure a trip to the round of 16 in the NCAA Doubles Championships.
UCF's top doubles pair will bring their talents to the NCAA Doubles Championships tonight to see if they can keep making some noise in the postseason.
Zeleva Bested in First Round of NCAA Singles
Zeleva will match up with California's Julia Rosenqvist as the two square off in a top-50 battle in singles play.
After receiving the Southeast regional honor yesterday, Sanchez-Quintanar is named the National Assistant Coach of the Year.
Valeriya Zeleva was coined as the Southeast region ITA Player to Watch while assistant coach Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar was named the Southeast region ITA Assistant Coach of the Year.
The Knights fell to the Pepperdine Waves in the sweet 16 by a score of 4-2 as their season comes to a close.
The Knights will face Pepperdine for the first time ever in their inaugural sweet 16 appearance.
The Knights will advance to the sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament for the first time ever after defeating the Seminoles 4-1.
UCF will face the host-Seminoles as the Knights look to advance to the sweet 16 for the first time in program history.
Photos from UCF's first round match against the Alabama Crimson Tide.