Women's Tennis Visits Former A-Sun Rival Jacksonville

Feb. 21, 2006

ORLANDO - The UCF women's tennis team tries to rebound from losses to two top 25 squads when it travels to Jacksonville for a Wednesday match with the former Atlantic Sun rival Dolphins. First serve is slated for 2 p.m.

After dropping to 3-4 overall with losses to No. 24 Florida International and No. 13 Miami over the weekend, the Golden Knights are focused upon evening their record and capping off the month against in-state rivals with a victory. They have played the past six matches against Florida rivals, emerging with a 2-4 mark.

Although she had her winning streak snapped at four with a loss to Miami's Patricia Starcyzk on Saturday, junior Megan Hunter still boasts the Golden Knights' best singles record at 5-2 and is a perfect 2-0 at the No. 5 position.

Meanwhile, Kyla McNicol continues to deny the existence of the sophomore jinx. After going 0-3 as she was recovering from injuries in the fall, she has posted a 3-1 record at No. 6 singles thus far during the spring season, with her only loss coming from Miami's Ana Rupic, 6-0, 2-6 (10-6).

Also posting solid wins at both the No. 1 and No. 2 positions, sophomore Anna Yakimchenkova has recorded a 3-4 mark. Including her 7-1 mark in the fall, she is a combined 10-5 in singles this year.

Playing back-to-back mid-week matches against North Florida and UCF, JU owns a 1-3 record. Junior Emese Sulyos, the 2004 Atlantic Sun Player and Freshman of the Year, leads the Dolphins with a 3-1 mark in the team's top spot.

The Golden Knights have gone 22-1 in the all-time series against Jacksonville.