UCF Remains Top 10 Nationally Entering NCAA Championship

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ORLANDO – The UCF men's tennis team remained a Top 10 squad heading into the 2021 NCAA Championships as the Knights are No. 10 in the Oracle/ITA rankings, which were announced on Wednesday.
The Knights, who earned the first national seed in program history are riding a 13-match winning streak heading into the NCAA Tournament.

Gabriel Decamps moved up one spot to No. 19 in singles. On Tuesday, Decamps earned an automatic bid into the NCAA Singles Championships as the highest ranked player in the American Athletic Conference but will also be a top 16 seed in the tournament. He is the team's first nationally seeded player in the tournament in program history.
Decamps currently sits with a 16-4 record on the campaign and is 8-3 against ranked opposition.

Juan Pablo Grassi Mazzuchi joined Decamps in the singles rankings as he landed at No. 93. He has won his last four matches and is 15-5 this season, primarily playing at the No. 3 spot in singles where he is 10-4.

The doubles tandem of Try Hilderbrand and Bogdan Pavel jumped into the top five in the latest rankings, marking their best slot since rising to No. 3 in the fall of 2019. The duo boast a 9-1 record this season and are 6-1 against ranked opposition, all at the top spot in doubles. The Knights' top tandem earned their second-straight bid to the NCAA Doubles Championship, garnering a top-eight seed in the 32-tandem doubles bracket. Hilderbrand and Pavel earned the automatic bid as the highest ranked pair in the American Athletic Conference.

The doubles rankings also features Decamps and Hildebrand at No. 36 this week.
The Knights remain one of just three teams in the country with a top 10 team ranking, as well as having a player among the top 10 in singles and a top 10 tandem. The other two teams are No. 3 Tennessee and No. 8 Texas A&M.

The Knights also stayed steady at No. 10 in the Tennis Channel/USTA College Tennis Top 25 this week.
UCF, the No. 9 seed in the NCAA Tournament, earned hosting rights for the entirety of the NCAA Championship. The Knights welcome Monmouth, Mississippi State and Miami for first and second round action, which begins on May 8 at the USTA National Campus.

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