Knights Make Noise in Men's Tennis Rankings

March 3, 2010

By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Off to a 5-2 start this season, the UCF men's tennis team has entered the national rankings. Head coach Bobby Cashman's Knights are ranked 75 as a team in the March 2 Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings.

UCF has won two-straight matches and will return to action this weekend, meeting 45th-ranked Clemson and Winthrop in South Carolina. The Knights' two defeats this year have both come to ranked squads: No. 11 Florida and No. 31 Miami.

Senior Marc Rocafort (Barcelona, Spain) and junior Blaze Schwartz (Pensacola, Fla.) are ranked 48th in the country in doubles. The pair is 5-2 in dual-match play, all at the No. 1 spot. Rocafort and Schwartz are ranked second in the southeast region. Sophomores Joe Delinks (Falmouth, Mass.) and Eugene Dolgovykh (Palm Coast, Fla.) are listed as the fourth-best doubles team in the region.

UCF's next home match at the UCF Tennis Complex is slated for March 15 against Princeton.

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