#21 UCF Wins Fifth Straight, Sweeps FAU 7-0

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BOCA RATON, Fla. – The No. 21 UCF men's tennis team earned their fifth consecutive victory as they swept FAU 7-0.

The doubles point was all UCF as they had commanding leads across each court early in the segment. Mikhail Sokolovskiy and Kento Yamada finished first, earning a 6-3 victory over Finn Stodder and Hunter Robbins on court three. The Knight duo on court two sealed the doubles point as Juan Pablo Grassi Mazzuchi and Bogdan Pavel earned a 6-3 win of their own over Kevin Huempfner and Alvaro Fernandez Horta. Court one went unfinished but saw Gabriel Decamps and Trey Hilderbrand almost win their match as they led Maxime Lapraille and Filip Krolo 5-3.

UCF kept the momentum rolling into singles play, taking five of six first sets. First to finish was Sokolovskiy as he earned a 6-0, 6-3 victory on court six over Nicolas Jadoun to win his eighth consecutive match. Sokolovskiy moves into sole possession of fourth place on UCF's career singles wins list, passing Augusto Sanabria who earned 66 victories from 1999-2003.

No. 52 Grassi Mazzuchi wrapped up his match on court four with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Gerard Escandell to move to 6-2 on the year. Yamada earned the clinching point shortly after, advancing to 6-0 in singles with a 6-2, 6-4 win on court five over Finn Stodder.

Play was allowed to continue following the clincher. Alan Rubio was next to secure a victory, edging No. 122 Lapraille 6-4, 6-4 on court two. The win is Rubio's first over a ranked singles player this season and give him five straight victories, including a 4-0 mark at No. 2 singles.

No. 16 Decamps continued his winning ways with a 6-4, 6-2 triumph over Huempfner at the top spot in singles. The All-American has won six straight matches and is 8-1 on the campaign.

Hilderbrand extended his winning streak to five as he sealed the sweep of the Owls with a 2-6, 7-5, 11-9 victory over Krolo on court three.

The Black and Gold have bested two straight teams who have been receiving votes in the latest Oracle/ITA team rankings. UCF nearly swept both those teams and has won 13 straight dual match points after losing the doubles point to South Alabama on Tuesday.

The Knights move to 29-9 all-time against FAU and have been victorious in 18 of the last 21 meetings. UCF is a perfect 4-0 against FAU under Director of Tennis John Roddick.

UCF has a big weekend ahead of them as they'll face two Power 6 programs on the road. The Knights will visit Tallahassee on Friday at 5 p.m. to face FSU, who received votes in the most recent poll. The road trip ends on Sunday at No. 20 Georgia.

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