UCF Sweeps Dartmouth

March 24, 2006

ORLANDO - UCF earned its fourth straight victory as the Golden Knights routed Dartmouth, 7-0, in women's tennis action at the UCF Tennis Complex on Friday afternoon.

UCF (9-6) opened the match by earning the doubles point. Senior captain Pamela Fernandez and freshman Elvira Serrot battled for the sweep as the duo edged Dartmouth's (3-7) Megan Zebroski and Natalie O'Rourke, 8-7, after winning the tiebreaker 7-3.

Fernandez and Serrot also went to tiebreakers in their respective singles matches. At the No. 1 position, Fernandez defeated Zebroski 6-4 in the first set before dropping the second one 6-2. She took the tiebreaker 10-4.

After losing the first set 4-6, Serrot fought for a 6-3 win in the second and earned the tiebreaker 10-6 over the Big Green's Anna Snow at No. 2.

Meanwhile, junior Becky Gordon earned her fifth consecutive victory with an easy 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 6 singles.

"We played very good tennis and it's good to get the win," said UCF head coach Patricia Allison. "We have a very tough test ahead of us with our first match against a Conference USA opponent tomorrow."

The Golden Knights close out their five-match homestand against UTEP at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

1. Pamela Fernandez (UCF) def. Megan Zebroski (Dar), 6-4, 2-6 (10-4)
2. Elvira Serrot (UCF) def. Ann Snow (Dar), 4-6, 6-3 (10-6)
3. Kenza Belbacha (UCF) def. Jamie Caplan (Dar), 7-5, 7-5
4. Anna Yakimchenkova (UCF) def. Scott (Dar), 6-2, 6-1
5. Megan Hunter (UCF) def. Katie Jaxheimer (Dar), 6-4, 6-0
6. Becky Gordon (UCF) def. Murray (Dar), 6-0, 6-0

1. Fernandez/Serrot (UCF) def. Zebroski/Natalie O'Rourke (Dar), 8-7 (7-3)
2. Hunter/Kyla McNicol (UCF) def. Jaxheimer/Scott (Dar), 8-1
3. Gordon/Yakimchenkova (UCF) def. Snow/Caplan (Dar), 8-4