Yakimchenkova, Serrot Conclude First Fall Tournament for UCF Women's Tennis

Sept. 17, 2006

THOMASVILLE, Ga. - UCF's first fall tennis tournament of the new season wrapped up this weekend (Sept. 15-17) with some impressive showings by the two student-athletes who were representing the Golden Knights. Junior Anna Yakimchenkova (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla./American School) won her final two singles matches to claim the backdraw title at the Thomasville Collegiate Invitational, while sophomore Elvira Serrot (Madrid, Spain) also won two matches to complete the singles portion of the event.

Yakimchenkova defeated Marina Ruiz de Gauna of Tennessee Tech, 6-1, 6-1, before toppling Christina Olivaria of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC), 6-3, 6-0. Overall, Yakimchenkova went 3-1 in singles action in Georgia.

Serrot posted a 2-2 singles record for her tournament. She finished with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Nicole Hall of ABAC, and followed that with a 6-2, 6-4 triumph over Nadia Lysak of Auburn (at Montgomery).

In doubles play, Yakimchenkova and Serrot teamed up to defeat Claire McKinnon and Karina Redon of Valdosta State, 8-1. However, they dropped an 8-3 decision to Lysak and Kamila Dadakhodjaeva from AUM.

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