Women's Tennis Hosts FGCU Thursday, Travels to UNF Saturday

Feb. 20, 2013

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By Hannah Sedigh

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF women's tennis team will look to keep its home record perfect as it will return to the tennis complex on Thursday to take on in-state competitor Florida Gulf Coast at 2 p.m. The Knights also will travel to North Florida for a Saturday match-up at 12 p.m.

UCF is currently 5-3 on the season with all three losses coming at away or neutral sites, as well as against ranked opponents.

The Knights are coming off two tough losses against No. 25 Florida State and No. 58 Georgia State University.

Josephine Haraldson picked up her 14th victory of the season, leading the team with a 14-7 record. Haraldson defeated the Panthers' Whitney Byrd in a first-set tiebreaker. Haraldson also leads the team in doubles victories with her partner Genevieve Lorbergs. The duo is playing at No. 1 with a 13-6 record.

FGCU claims a 3-1 record, and visited Orlando in September for the Knights Invitational. The Eagles have wins against FIU, FAU and Iowa State with their loss coming against Houston at home.

North Florida is 3-2 on the season, with wins against Bethune-Cookman, Nova Southeastern and Houston. The Ospreys' losses have come from Barry University and No. 11 Miami.

UCF will travel to Tampa Feb. 27 to face USF in a 2 p.m. match.