UCF Travels to Bluegrass State for Matches against Ranked Teams

March 31, 2006

ORLANDO - The UCF women's tennis focuses upon extending its five-match winning streak when it travels to Kentucky to face No. 60 Marshall on Saturday at 1 p.m. and No. 72 Louisville on Sunday at 9 a.m. Both matches take place at Bass-Rudd Tennis Center on the Louisville Campus.

Entering the weekend with a 10-6 record, the Golden Knights lost only one point in their previous three matches and swept their previous two opponents Dartmouth and UTEP. Leading the way for UCF is senior captain Pamela Fernandez, who has won six consecutive matches at No. 1 singles and evened her own record to 12-12.

Marshall, meanwhile, brings a 13-6 record to Louisville after losing 6-1 to No. 20 William and Mary on March 26 and also edging No. 45 Denver, 4-3 on March 21. The Thundering Herd take on host Louisville on Friday.

Like UCF, Louisville has also been impressive of late by winning three matches in a row and improving to 17-5 overall. Among the reasons for the Cardinals performance this season has been the play of sophomore Suzanna Gracin, who has posted a 21-1 record in dual matches.

The Golden Knights have a 2-0 record in the all-time series versus Marshall, while they are 5-2 against Louisville.