Decamps Named AAC Player of the Week

ORLANDO, Fla. – After a 2-0 start in singles play and a 1-1 record in doubles, UCF men's tennis All-American Gabriel Decamps has been named the American Athletic Conference's Player of the Week.

Decamps started his season off with a bang, picking up a huge win at No. 1 singles over No. 12 Duarte Vale of Florida. Decamps nearly picked up a straight set victory, but went on to win in three sets by a count of 6-3, 4-6, 6-1. Decamps earned another victory on Sunday as the Knights hosted long-time rival South Florida. Decamps dropped the first set at the top singles spot against Chase Ferguson but cruised in the final two frames as he went on to win 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. The victory clinched the match for UCF and secured three points towards the school's War on I-4 total.

Currently sitting as the nation's No. 16 singles player, Decamps could be on the rise in the next edition of the singles rankings.

Decamps, paired with Trey Hilderbrand in doubles, picked up a huge victory on Sunday. The doubles point was hanging in the balance on court one, as courts two and three had split their decisions. UCF rallied to force a tiebreaker after being down 5-4. The Knights jumped out to a big lead in the tiebreaker and never looked back, sealing the doubles point with a 7-6 (7-4) victory. The win was over the nation's No. 38 pair consisting of Ferguson and Pierre Luquet.

UCF will head south for a tilt with Miami on Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. The last time these two sides met was on College MatchDay in 2019 where the Knights swept the Hurricanes 4-0. The Black and Gold will be looking to pick up their third consecutive victory over Miami when they meet next weekend.

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