No. 10 Miami Halts UCF Women's Tennis

Feb. 20, 2005

CORAL GABLES - The No. 10 ranked Miami women's tennis team shut out UCF, 7-0, at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center on Sunday afternoon. UM improved to 5-2 with the win, while the Knights fell to 2-6. It was the sixth time this season that UCF lost to a ranked opponent.

The Hurricanes started off the day with a win at No. 1 doubles as the eighth ranked tandem of Audrey Banada and Megan Bradley defeated junior Pamela Fernandez and sophomore Becky Gordon, 8-0. Miami would earn the sweep despite a tough match at No. 2 doubles, where Melissa Applebaum and Caren Seenauth defeated UCF's duo of Kristina Lohmos and Kyla McNicol, 9-7.

UM continued to upend the Golden Knights in the singles competition. UCF's best chance for a point came at the No. 2 position, but Staci Stevens grabbed the 7-6 (4), 6-2 victroy over Lohmos.

The Golden Knights return to action on Tuesday when they host Jacksonville at the UCF Tennis Complex. First serve is scheduled for 2 p.m.

1. (2) Megan Bradley (UM) def. Pamela Fernandez (UCF) 6-1, 6-3
2. Staci Stevens (UM) def. Kristina Lohmos (UCF) 7-6 (4), 6-2
3. Melissa Applebaum (UM) def. Ola Luczak (UCF) 6-0, 6-3
4. Patricia Starzyk (UM) def. Jennifer Carati (UCF) 6-0, 6-1
5. Caren Seenauth (UM) def. Anna Yakimchenkova (UCF) 6-0, 7-5
6. Emily Mowery (UM) def. Kyla McNichol (UCF) 6-4, 6-0

1.(8) Banada/Bradley (UM) def. Fernandez/Becky Gordon (UCF) 8-0
2. Applebaum/Seenauth (UM) def. Lohmos/McNicol (UCF) 9-7
3. Starzyk/Stevens (UM) def. Carati/Megan Hunter (UCF) 8-2