Women's Tennis Shuts Down Mercer, 7-0

March 5, 2005

MACON, Ga. - UCF extended its winning streak to four matches with a 7-0 shutout of host Mercer in Atlantic Sun women's tennis action on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Knights improved to 6-6 overall and 3-0 in conference play.

The Black & Gold won the doubles point with a sweep. The duo of senior captain Kristina Lohmos and freshman Kyla McNicol continued to be impressive, taking their four straight match by a score of 8-3.

In singles play, none of the Knights lost more than three games. Lohmos, who celebrated her birthday with her teammates after the match, also extended her winning streak to four with a 6-1, 6-2, victory over Lauriane Auvergne at the No. 1 position.

Meanwhile, Knight freshman Anna Yakimchenkova defeated Rachael Kerley, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 5 to stretch her winning streak to four. At No. 6, sophomore Megan Hunter didn't drop a game, going 6-0, 6-0 against Nicole Porterfield.

"We played disciplined and we play smart," said UCF head coach Patricia Allison. "It was important to get this win."

The Golden Knights match against Troy that was scheduled for tomorrow was cancelled. They will return to the court on March 9 when they host Richmond at 2 p.m.

1. Kristina Lohmos (UCF) def. Lauriane Auvergne (Mer), 6-1, 6-2
2. Pamela Fernandez (UCF) def. Patricia Assumpcao (Mer), 6-1, 6-2
3. Ola Luczak (UCF) def. Teresina Pazsoldan (Mer), 6-0, 6-2
4. Jennifer Carati (UCF) def. Kelly Blount (Mer), 6-0, 6-2
5. Anna Yakimchenkova (UCF) def. Rachael Kerley (Mer), 6-1, 6-0
6. Megan Hunter (UCF) def. Nicole Porter field (Mer), 6-0, 6-0

1. Lohmos/Kyla McNicol (UCF) def. Assumpcao/Pazsoldan, 8-3
2. Becky Gordon/Fernandez (UCF) def. Blount/Auvergne, 8-2
3. Luczak/Hunter (UCF) def. Kerley/Porterfield, 8-2