April 16, 2012
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Brian Ormiston
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Memphis is set to host the 2012 Conference USA Women's Tennis Championship Thursday-Sunday at the Dunavant-Wellford Tennis Center, and UCF learned its seed and first opponent for this weekend. The Knights received the No. 7 seed and will take on No. 10 SMU in first-round play Thursday at 3 p.m. ET.
The Black and Gold won five of its last six outings to complete the regular season with a 9-10 overall record. It defeated C-USA foes East Carolina and SMU this year while falling to Tulane to claim a 2-1 mark in league play.
During the season, UCF faced nine nationally-ranked programs including four schools in the top-10. Senior Taylor Dubins paces the team with 17 singles victories, followed by Jenna Doerfler with 15. Over on the doubles courts, Courtney Griffith and Genevieve Lorbergs are 6-1 at the No. 1 position while Dubins and Andrea Yacaman are 9-7 at No. 3.
All-time, UCF holds a 6-6 record in the C-USA Championship and has won a first-round match every year since joining the league in 2005-06.
SMU stands at 1-16 and is led by No. 56 Edyta Cieplucha, who has an 11-5 singles record at the No. 1 spot. The Mustangs faced 10 opponents this year which were ranked, and their lone victory came against No. 40 Princeton.
If UCF gets past SMU, it will take on No. 2 seed Rice Friday at 3 p.m. ET.
2012 C-USA Championship Schedule - All Times Eastern
FIRST ROUND - Thursday, April 19
Match 1: (8) East Carolina vs. (9) UAB - 11 a.m.
Match 2: (5) Marshall vs. (12) UTEP - 11 a.m.
Match 3: (7) UCF vs. (10) SMU - 3 p.m.
Match 4: (6) Houston vs. (11) Southern Miss - 3 p.m.
QUARTERFINALS - Friday, April 20
Match 5: (1) Tulsa vs. winner of Match 1 - 11 a.m.
Match 6: (4) Memphis vs. winner of Match 2 - 11 a.m.
Match 7: (2) Rice vs. winner of Match 3 - 3 p.m.
Match 8: (3) Tulane vs. winner of Match 4 - 3 p.m.
SEMIFINALS - Saturday, April 21
Match 9: winner of Match 5 vs. winner of Match 6 - 1 p.m.
Match 10: winner of Match 7 vs. winner of Match 8 - 1 p.m.
CHAMPIONSHIP - Sunday, April 22
Match 11: winner of Match 9 vs. winner of Match 10 - 11 a.m.