Women's Tennis Falls to Richmond

March 12, 2006

RICHMOND, Va. - Sophomore Anna Yakimchenkova provided UCF's only point as the Golden Knights (5-5) dropped a 6-1 decision to host Richmond in women's tennis action Sunday.

The Spiders (6-6) opened the afternoon by winning all three doubles matches and carried the momentum in the singles competition, where they won at the top three spots.

At No. 1 singles, UCF senior captain Pamela Fernandez won the first set 6-2, before dropping the second set 7-6 and losing the tie breaker 10-8 to freshman Pamela Duran of Richmond.

After losing the first set 6-3 to senior Meghan Wolfgram, Yakimchenkova battled back to win the final two sets by identical 6-1 scores.

The Golden Knights continue their matches in Virginia when they face Old Dominion on Monday at 2 p.m. before returning home to host Buffalo on Friday at 11 a.m.

1. Pamela Duran (Rich) def. Pamela Fernandez (UCF), 2-6, 7-6 (10-8)
2. Beatrice Grasu (Rich) def. Elvira Serrot (UCF), 6-2, 7-6
3. Robin Carter (Rich) def. Kenza Belbacha (UCF), 6-2, 6-3
4. Anna Yakimchenkova (UCF) def. Meghan Wolfgram, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
5. Ashelee Voster (Rich) def. Megan Hunter (UCF), 6-1, 6-3
6. Xenia Schneider (Rich) def. Kyla McNicol (UCF), 6-2, 5-7, 4-3 (wd)

1. Jessica Hubbard/Wolfgram (Rich) def. Fernandez/Serrot (UCF), 8-5
2. Robin Carter/Grasu (Rich) McNicol/ Hunter (UCF), 8-3
3. Vosters/Duran def. Belbacha/Yakimchenkova (UCF), 8-3