UCF Trio Earn NCAA Bids

NCAA Release

ORLANDO – A trio of Knights will represent the UCF men's tennis team in the 2021 NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, which takes place at the UCF Collegiate Tennis Center at the USTA National Campus from May 23-28.
Gabriel Decamps not only 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.
Ranked No. 10 on the Oracle/ITA singles list, Decamps currently sits with a 16-4 record on the campaign and is 8-3 against ranked opposition.
Earning their second-straight bid, the doubles tandem of Trey Hilderbrand and Bogdan Pavel garnered a top-eight seed in the 32-tandem doubles bracket of the NCAA Doubles Championships. The duo earned the automatic bid as the highest ranked pair in the American Athletic Conference.
Hilderband and Pavel climbed into the top 10 for the first time this season in the latest ITA rankings. The duo went as high as No. 3 together back in the fall of 2019 and return to the top 10 for the first time since then. The Knights' top tandem is 9-1 this season and are 6-1 against ranked opposition, all at the top spot in doubles.

This is the third straight season that UCF has sent a doubles tandem to the NCAA Doubles Championships. Korey Lovett and Eero Vasa were slotted as a No. 5-8 seed in 2018, the first pair to ever make the tournament for the Knights. They won their first round match and reached the Round of 16 before falling in straight sets.
The singles and doubles championships begin following the conclusion of the team championship. No. 9 UCF, which earned the first national seed in program history, 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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