Knights to Host DePaul Saturday

March 26, 2010

By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - On Saturday, the UCF men's tennis squad will conclude a five-match homestand, hosting DePaul at 11 a.m. at the UCF Tennis Complex. The Knights will return to action after posting a 6-1 win over Air Force Thursday.

The contest against DePaul will conclude a five-match homestand for UCF (8-5). The Knights have excelled in doubles play lately. In the win over Air Force, the squad began the match by taking all three doubles tilts to earn the first point of the day. At the top spot, senior Marc Rocafort (Barcelona, Spain) and junior Blaze Schwartz (Pensacola, Fla.) improved to 10-3 this spring with an 8-4 victory over Brett Rodgers and Taylor Soster. The tandem has claimed four-straight wins.

UCF is ranked 75th in the latest ITA national poll. After facing the Blue Demons, the Knights will head to Oklahoma next week for three matches, starting with a showdown Thursday at No. 44 Oklahoma State.

DePaul fell to 6-13 on the year Wednesday with a 5-2 defeat at No. 72 USF.

Admission to the match is free.

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