ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – The No. 28 UCF men’s tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference championship tournament on Friday by defeating the SMU Mustangs 4-0. The top seeded Knights will take on the fifth seeded Wichita State Shockers for the first time in program history at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
UCF’s win over SMU was the fourth consecutive sweep for the Knights. They have won fourteen matches on the season with ten of them registering as shutouts. It has been 28 days since UCF has lost a point in a match. The Knights have won 19 points in a row, defeating FAU 7-0 and beating No. 44 USF, Memphis and SMU all by a score of 4-0.
The current shutout streak the Knights are on is not their longest of the season. Earlier in the season, UCF strung together a five straight sweeps, defeating UAB, Samford, Bethune-Cookman twice and No. 29 Miami.
Wichita State advanced to the semifinals by topping the No. 4 seeded Tulsa Golden Hurricane by a score of 4-2. Just as the Knights had issues finishing their matches, so did Tulsa and Wichita State.
The Knights will play in the AAC semifinals for the third consecutive season. Last season they were eliminated in the semifinals by the eventual champions, the Tulane Green Wave.
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