Rain Cancels UF Women's Tennis Opener against Baylor
Published: Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 7:17 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 7:17 p.m.
The women's tennis match between the No. 2-ranked University of Florida women's tennis team and Baylor scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon was cancelled due to inclimate weather. The match will not be rescheduled.
College Women's Tennis Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex
Final Score: Florida 1, Baylor 0
No. 1 Jennifer Magley/Zerene Reyes (13), UF def. Zuzana Cerna/Daniela Covello (9), BU 8-4*
No. 2 Whitney Benik/Lolita Frangulyan (3), UF def. Zuzana Zemenova/Klara Zrustova, BU 8-3
No. 3 Alex Liles/Nina Suvak, UF def. Carolin Korsawe/Iva Mihaylova, BU 8-3
Singles - did not play
No. 1 Jennifer Magley (11), UF vs. Zuzana Zemenova, BU
No. 2 Zerene Reyes (15), UF vs. Daniela Covello, BU
No. 3 Alex Liles (105), UF vs. Zuzana Cerna (92), BU
No. 4 Nina Suvak (101), UF vs. Klara Zrustova, BU
No. 5 Whitney Benik, UF vs. Iva Mihaylova, BU
No. 6 Lolita Frangulyan (74), UF vs. Zuzana Krchnakova, BU
*clinched doubles point
Order of Finish: Doubles 3, 1, 2; Singles did not play
The Gators, who were aiming to win their 20th consecutive season-opener, began the dual match capturing the doubles point, sweeping all three positions.
Shortly after singles action began, rain caused a short delay but the athletes were able to resume action with 12 minutes.
However a few minutes later a significant rain cloud burst causing play to be haulted at 3:45 p.m.
After waiting out the second weather delay that lasted more than four hours, officials deemed the courts still unplayable and the dual match finally was abandoned at 8 p.m.
Florida returns to the courts on Thursday, January 27, when the team plays host to UCF beginning at 5 p.m.
The Gators began the dual match capturing the doubles point, sweeping all three positions.
The No. 3 team of Alex Liles and Nina Suvak needed just 29 minutes to blank Baylor's pair of Carolin Korsawe and Iva Mihaylova 8-0. Florida earned its first team point of the season after the No. 1 duo of Jennifer Magley and Zerene Reyes, ranked No. 13 in the country, topped BU's ninth-ranked team of Zuzana Cerna and Daniela Covello 8-4.
The Gators completed the sweep after Whitney Benik and Lolita Franguylan captured the No. 2 spot with a 8-3 win against Zuzana Zemenova and Klara Zrustova.
Suvak served a strong opening game and she and Liles followed with a break en route to the decisive shutout.
Magley and Reyes began their No. 1 match on serve through the first two games, before the Gator tandem won 12 of the next 15 points as Reyes held at love and UF earned a break in the next game to take a 4-1 lead.
The Gators earned their second break in the eighth game of the match, but Baylor broke right back and held, as UF's lead was 6-4.
But Magley and Reyes struck right back, earning a quick break before winning the final two games to take the match in 44 minutes.
The victory was the 67th for the pair of Magley and Reyes, a total that ranks third in UF history.
UF's freshmen pair of Whitney Benik and Lolita Frangulyan got their collegiate dual match debut off to a slow start, falling behind 2-0.
However, the rookie duo settled down and won four straight games to carry a one-break lead into the ninth game, where they earned another break to take a 6-3 lead. Frangulyan then held serve before she and Benik broke the Lady Bears at love in the final game to win their inaugural dual match in 53 minutes.
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