ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – The No. 23 women’s tennis team earned the top seed in the American Athletic Conference championship tournament that will take place at the UCF Collegiate Tennis Center at the USTA National Campus from April 17-20.
The seeding was determined by the Oracle/ITA rankings. UCF was the highest ranked team in the American Athletic Conference, therefore earning the No. 1 seed.
UCF will be the No. 1 seed for the second consecutive season. The No. 1 seed has only won the tournament once in the conference tournament’s five-year history. Tulsa was the only team to accomplish this feat back in 2016. In its existence, the tournament has been won by a No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, and No. 7 seed.
The Knights finished the regular season with a 19-3 record, winning seventeen of their last eighteen matches, falling to only No. 12 Oklahoma State. UCF has six wins over nationally ranked opponents.
As the one seed, UCF will receive a bye and face either the eight or nine seed on Thursday. Memphis is the No. 8 seed while Temple is the No. 9. The Knights haven’t faced either team this season.
UCF fell in the semifinals last season to SMU in a 4-3 heart breaker. That was the first time the Knights had reached the semifinals in the American Athletic Conference tournament. The Black and Gold will look to advance even further in the bracket this time around.
The Knights will seek their first American Athletic Conference championship and their first conference title since 2002.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
presented by AIR FORCE RESERVE
April 17-20 | Orlando, Florida
First Round | Wednesday, April 17
Match 1: No. 9 Temple (13-5) vs. No. 8 Memphis (12-9) 9 a.m.
Match 2: No. 12 UConn (5-12) vs. No. 5 Wichita State (13-9) 9 a.m.
Match 3: No. 11 Tulane (10-13) vs. No. 6 SMU (8-11) Noon
Match 4: No. 10 Cincinnati (11-10) vs. No. 7 ECU (22-2) Noon
Quarterfinals | Thursday, April 18
Match 5: Temple/Memphis winner vs. No. 1 UCF (19-3) Noon
Match 6: UConn/Wichita State vs. No. 4 Tulsa (14-9) Noon
Match 7: Tulane/SMU winner vs. No. 3 Houston (14-6) 3 p.m.
Match 8: Cincinnati/ECU winner vs. No. 2 USF (11-10) 3 p.m.
Semifinals | Friday, April 19
Match 9: Match 5 winner vs. Match 6 winner 3 p.m.
Match 10: Match 7 winner vs. Match 8 winner 3 p.m.
Final | Saturday, April 20 | American Digital Network
Match 11: Semifinal Winners 3 p.m.
All times Eastern
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