#19 UCF Beats Stetson 7-0 for Third Straight Sweep

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The No. 19 UCF men's tennis team earned their third straight sweep on Sunday afternoon as they defeated Stetson by a score of 7-0. All three shutouts have been against in-state foes.

The Knights started out strong in doubles with a clean 6-0 win from Gabriel Decamps and Trey Hilderbrand on court one, topping Diogo Marques and Clement Hame. UCF secured the doubles point in a come from behind effort on court two where Bogdan Pavel and Juan Pablo Grassi Mazzuchi earned a 6-4 victory. Court three went unfinished as Mikhail Sokolovskiy and Kento Yamada were tied at 5-5 with Sven Thiergard and Fabian Penzkofer.

UCF won every first frame and went on to not drop a set the entire afternoon.

No. 16 Decamps cruised through his singles match, besting Sanchez 6-1, 6-0 at the top spot in the lineup. UCF's All-American advances to 6-1 this season and has won his last four matches.

With all courts winning in straight sets, most of them began to finish up around the same time. Courts four, five and six all finished within the span of a few minutes.

Yamada was next to finish his match, earning a 6-3, 6-2 win on court four over Hillhouse. Yamada is unbeaten in his time with UCF, earning four victories in as many matches.

Triumphing on the court next to him was Sokolovskiy as he earned his sixth consecutive win by beating Thiergard 6-1, 6-2. Sokolovskiy moves into a tie for fifth place on UCF' career singles wins list with 65 as he's caught up to Catalin Bradu, who recorded 65 singles wins from 2000-04. Sokolovskiy will move into a tie of fourth place with his next singles victory.

The match continued following the clinching point. Finishing just after Sokolovskiy was Pavel who earned his first singles win of 2021 by a 6-3, 6-3 decision on court six over Tim Gennes.

The Knights continued to keep the ball rolling as Hilderbrand collected a 6-0, 7-6 (7-3) win on court three, edging Hamel in a tight second set. The final point of the day came on court two where Alan Rubio secured a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Marques.

UCF snapped a record they set in 2019 with today's win. In their last full season, the Knights had strung together 19 consecutive dual match points. With their three straight sweeps, the Black and Gold have gathered 21 straight points to set a new record.

Additionally, the Knights have earned their 10th shutout streak of three or more matches. Five is the current record, which has been done just four times prior. Two of those streaks of five straight shutouts came during the 2019 campaign.

The Black and Gold advance to 26-8 all-time against the Hatters and have been victorious in 10 of the last 13 meetings.

UCF will look to extend their winning streak to four matches as they host South Alabama on Tuesday at 11 a.m.  The Jaguars received votes in Wednesday's release of the Oracle/ITA team rankings, which expanded to 50 this week.

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