Roundup: Women’s tennis earns Day 1 sweep at Freeman

Published: Friday, January 14, 2011 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 12:15 a.m.

The four members of the women’s tennis team competing at the ninth annual Freeman Memorial Championships combined for a perfect 8-0 singles and doubles record on the first day of play held at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on the UNLV campus.

Florida began the day on the doubles court, where the freshman pair of Alex Cercone and Olivia Janowicz defeated Stanford’s Kristie Ahn and Nicole Gibbs, 8-5.

The slightly older Gator tandem of sophomore Lauren Embree and junior Joanna Mather earned an 8-1 opening round victory against Oregon’s 59th-ranked duo of Particia Skowronski and Pavlina Smatova.

On the singles court, Cercone, Janowicz and Mather each won their respective first and second round matches and advanced to the round of eight, where all remaining competitors are nationally ranked.

Action continues on today with doubles starting at 7 a.m. on with the finals scheduled for Sunday.

Men’s tennis: The Florida men’s tennis team opened competition in the SEC Indoor Championships with four singles wins in four first-round matches in the Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center on the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville, Tenn., on Friday. The top-seeded and 11th-ranked doubles pair of Alexandre Lacroix and Nassim Slilam also advanced to the doubles quarterfinals.

Soccer: Katie Fraine was selected by the Washington Freedom in the fourth round of the Women’s Professional Soccer draft, held Friday afternoon in Baltimore, Md.

Fraine is one of only two goalkeepers selected in the 24 person draft.

She was the third pick in the fourth and final round of the draft.

In pre-draft projections, Fraine shared the No. 2 spot among goalkeepers with Notre Dame’s Niki Weiss.

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