UCF Wins Sixth Straight, Beats Memphis 4-1

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The No. 33/20 UCF men's tennis won their sixth consecutive match as they defeated Memphis by a score of 4-1 on Sunday afternoon.

"We played a really good doubles point today," said UCF Director of Tennis John Roddick. "Memphis' doubles play has been really good and we did a great job of hanging in there and closing at the end. Gabe was tremendous today in singles and Mazzuchi played a great first set. It was good to see Alan close it out on his serve."

The afternoon started with a tight doubles point. Memphis struck first on court three as Matt Story and Marshall Sullivan edged Mikhail Sokolovskiy and Alan Rubio 6-4. The two remaining courts came down to tie breakers. Court one finished first as No. 7 Gabriel Decamps and Juan Pablo Grassi Mazzuchi defeated Jan Pallares and David Stevenson 7-6 (7-4) to knot up doubles. UCF secured the doubles point as Bogdan Pavel and Trey Hilderband beat Oscar Cutting and James Story 7-6 (7-3).

The Knights took four of the first six sets to begin singles play. No. 19 Decamps cruised his way to a dominant 6-0, 6-0 win over Pallares on court one to grab the first point in the match's second segment.

Memphis picked up their lone point on court four as Stevenson beat Hilderbrand 6-1, 6-4.

No. 76 Grassi Mazzuchi picked up his seventh straight singles win as he defeated Cutting 7-6 (9-7), 6-1 on court two to pull UCF one point shy of the clincher.

Rubio sealed the match on court three after a three-set battle with J. Story, prevailing 7-5, 2-6, 6-4.

Courts five and six went unfinished after the match was clinched; both courts split first and second sets.

The Knights return home to face Pennsylvania at 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the UCF Collegiate Tennis Center at the USTA National Campus. Bobbleheads of UCF's beloved mini-horse, Knugget, will be given out to the first 30 fans in attendance. The match is the first of a six-match home stand to conclude UCF's home schedule.

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