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.
MATCH DAY INFORMATION
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.
OSPREY QUICK HITS
- 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).
SCOUTING THE OPPONENT
- 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.