Ospreys Set to Face Miami in Opening Round of NCAA Tournament

Ospreys Set to Face Miami in Opening Round of NCAA Tournament

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - North Florida men's tennis is set to face off with Miami in the opening round of the NCAA Championship on Saturday morning at the Alfred A. Ring Tennis Complex.

WHEN: Saturday - 10 a.m.
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SERIES: Miami owns a 4-2 lead
LAST TIME: The teams last met on Jan. 22, 2017 with UNF coming away with a, 4-2 win in Coral Gables. This will be the team's first meeting outside of Miami. 


  • North Florida is making its second appearance in the NCAA Tournament after also earning a berth in 2016.
  • Senior Lasse Muscheites and junior Sahil Deshmukh are the lone Ospreys that experienced the NCAA tournament when UNF was blanked by No. 9 Florida.
  • The Ospreys have won seven of their last eight and grabbed the ASUN Title with two 4-1 wins.
  • In the last meeting, UNF won the doubles point at No. 1 and No. 3 and then followed it up with wins in the bottom of the lineup against the Hurricanes. Both Muscheites and Deshmukh recorded victories.
  • In case of a victory Saturday, the Ospreys will face the winner of the matchup between round host No. 10 Florida and South Carolina State (10-6, 4-0 MEAC). 


  • The Hurricanes (14-12, 4-8 ACC), ranked No. 40 in the latest edition of the Oracle/ITA national rankings, are taking part in their first NCAA tournament in seven years.
  • Miami has faced UNF six times in program history, with all matches coming after 2006. The Hurricanes have a 4-2 edge against its in-state rival.
  • The Hurricanes finished with 14 wins and four ACC victories - both bests since 2014.
  • For the first time in program history, Miami had three All-ACC selections in 2018: freshman Adria Soriano (second team), senior Christian Langmo (third team) and freshman Bojan Jankulovski (third team).
  • The No. 1 pair of Soriano and Langmo are currently ranked No. 30 in the Oracle/ITA, while both are also ranked in singles. Soriano is checking in at No. 77, while Langmo owns the No. 125 spot.

Florida Ticket Information

  • Tickets may be purchased in advance or on each day of the tournament.
  • An ALL-SESSION Pass $10.00 for adults and $5 for seniors, children under 17 and college students.
  • SINGLE DAY tickets for Friday and Saturday are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for senior citizens, college students and children under 17.
  • SINGLE DAY tickets for Sunday are $3.00 for everyone.


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