Oyen, Woolcock combine for win in NCAA doubles

Florida senior Sophie Oyen teamed with Belinda Woolcock for a 6-0, 6-3 win over Georgia Tech's Megan Kurey and Kendal Woodard in the NCAA doubles championships on Thursday in Athens, Ga.

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Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 9:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 9:26 p.m.

ATHENS, Ga. — The Florida doubles team of Sofie Oyen and Belinda Woolcock won its first round match at the NCAA women's doubles championships Thursday at Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

The Gators' pairing, ranked No. 27 in the country, upset the sixth-ranked Georgia Tech duo of Megan Kurey and Kendal Woodard, 6-0, 6-3, and advanced to the Round of 16. On Friday, Oyen and Woolcock are set to play Baylor's No. 35 team of Vitoria Kisialeva and Blair Shankle.

This is the third straight year Oyen has competed in the NCAA doubles championships and the third time she has reached the second round.

Also in action on Thursday was UF senior Olivia Janowicz, who lost her Round of 32 singles match 7-5, 7-5 to Oklahoma State’s Viktoriya Lushkova.

Janowicz then teamed with freshman Kourtney Keegan in the first round of the doubles event and fell to No. 13-ranked Whitney Kay and Caroline Price of North Carolina, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2.

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