Knights Receive Votes in Latest ITA Poll

Oracle/ITA Rankings - Jan. 29

ORLANDO, Fla. – Following an ITA Kickoff Weekend split out west that included a win over a ranked opponent, the UCF men's tennis team is receiving votes once again in the Oracle/ITA rankings.

UCF began their ITA Kickoff Weekend by topping the then No. 24 San Diego Toreros 4-3 in a tight contest. Sunday saw the Knights compete against one of the nation's best, No. 10 UCLA.

The Knights began the season receiving votes in the Oracle/ITA preseason poll but dropped out after splitting their first two matchups of the year, a 6-1 win over Mercer and a 6-1 loss to then No. 1 Florida.

The Black and Gold continue to chase their best ranking in program history. UCF tied a program high of No. 28 twice last season and are in position to top that record this season.

Gabriel Decamps largely contributed to the Knights' success over the weekend and was named the American Athletic Conference's Player of the Week. He won his two singles matches at the No. 1 spot in the lineup, beating two top 30 opponents along the way. Decamps is currently tabbed as the No. 22 singles player in the country and part of the No. 6 doubles tandem along with Juan Pablo Grassi Mazzuchi. The pair went 1-1 on the weekend at the second doubles spot. New singles and doubles rankings are set to be released Feb. 5.

UCF will take a trip up the east coast, stopping to play two of the nation's top teams. They'll visit No. 7 Wake Forest on Friday at 5 p.m. before traveling to face Virginia at noon on Sunday. Virginia started the season as the No. 10 team in the country and are now receiving votes in this week's poll.

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