ORLANDO, Florida – Mait DuBois’ 100th victory as UNCW’s men’s tennis coach was a memorable one Saturday as the No. 63-ranked Seahawks won five three-set matches in singles to blank host UCF, 7-0, in a non-conference clash at the UCF Tennis Complex.

The Seahawks won their fifth straight match to raise their record to 13-4 on the season and completed a sweep of two matches in the Sunshine State against USF and UCF. The Knights now stand 10-8, including 0-2 lifetime against the Seahawks.

“We’ve been able to get through a tough part of our schedule over the last two weeks and feel pretty good,” said DuBois. “Winning five matches in three sets today should give us a lot of confidence heading into the homestretch of the regular season.”

Playing in ideal conditions Saturday, the Seahawks took all three matches in doubles for the early point. The No. 3 team of Kaue Pereira and Michael Reilly was first off the court following an 8-3 decision over UCF’s Mario Samson and Francesc Aulina. The top team of Kosta Blank and Chris Cooprider then nailed down the point with an 8-4 victory over Amar Hromic and Jorge Blasco.

UNCW then swept all six singles – five in dramatic fashion – to post its 11th shutout of the season and deliver DuBois his 100th win. The six-year coach now stands 100-35 at UNCW and 120-59 in his collegiate career.

Sophomore Sam Williams, the lone Seahawk to win in straight sets, set the tone in singles, breezing past Hromic, 6-1, 6-1, at the No. 3 slot to increase the score to 2-0. Sophomore Zach Hublitz, playing No. 6, then downed UCF’s Francesc Aulina, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, to raise the total to 3-0.

Senior Kosta Blank clinched the match for the second straight day when the Winnipeg, Canada, netter outlasted Juan Bolona, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, at No. 5 singles. No. 36 Rafael Aita (No. 1), Cooprider (No. 2) and Pereira (No. 4) added three-set wins in their respective matches to complete the shutout.

The Seahawks play two of their final three matches of the regular season at home, beginning with a 2 p.m. test against CAA rival Old Dominion on Friday (April 5) at the UNCW courts.