UCF Women's Tennis to Host No. 3 Duke Friday

March 7, 2012

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By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - UCF's nine-match homestand continues Friday when the women's tennis team hosts No. 3 Duke at 2 p.m. Admission to the UCF Tennis Complex is free.

The Blue Devils will be the seventh program ranked in the top 75 in which UCF will have faced in the 2012 dual-match season, and the fifth opponent ranked in the top 20. That includes No. 1 Florida, No. 5 Baylor and No. 10 Tennessee.

UCF stands at 4-7 on the year after a 5-2 victory over Michigan State March 2. Taylor Dubins (11), Jenna Doerfler (10) and Alexis Rodriguez (10) all have at least 10 singles wins in 2011-12, while Dubins and Andrea Yacaman are 10-7 in doubles play.

In singles, Duke (10-1) is led by No. 2 Beatrice Capra, No. 45 Hanna Mar, No. 65 Monica Turewicz, No. 68 Mary Clayton and No. 108 Ester Goldfeld. On the doubles side, Capra and Goldfeld are ranked No. 16 in the nation, while Capra and Kahan are at No. 21 and Clayton and Goldfeld own a No. 54 ranking.

Duke owns a 1-0 all-time record vs. UCF as the two teams met in Orlando in 2008-09.

Following its match with Duke, UCF will host Iowa March 16 and Harvard March 18.