Women's Tennis Keeps Winning Streak Alive at Five By Defeating Xavier, 6-1


March 7, 2007

Final Stats

Orlando, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF women's tennis team completed its longest home stand of the season Wednesday morning, and ended it on a high note with a 6-1 victory over Xavier at the UCF Tennis Complex. The Golden Knights (5-4) wrapped up the four-match home swing with a perfect record, while moving their overall undefeated streak to five matches.

The Black and Gold quickly gained momentum by winning two of the three doubles matches for the first overall point. Junior Kyla McNicol and sophomore Kenza Belbacha won their fifth-straight contest, defeating Jill Ducro and Annie Diedalis and No. 2, 8-0. The Knights' No. 3 duo locked up the point, as senior Becky Gordon and junior Jennifer Carati edged Kate Lohner and Jeanette Feider, 8-5.

Already up by one, UCF did not take long in grabbing four more points in singles action to lock up the overall win. Sophomore Elvira Serrot played perfect tennis, not allowing Jackie Vilines to steal a game at No. 1 in a 6-0, 6-0 sweep. Junior Anna Yakimchenkova cruised to her victory at No. 3, defeating Ducro, 6-2, 6-1. Meanwhile, senior Megan Hunter wasted little time in posting a 6-0, 6-2 triumph over Feider at No. 5, and Gordon came through with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Alicia Papa at No. 6.

McNicol added the sixth point with a comeback win over Feider at No. 5, 5-7, 6-0, 1-0(10-8). In all, McNicol, Hunter and Gordon have won each won their last five singles matches.

UCF will have a few days off before getting back on the courts March 12-13 when the Knights travel to California to battle UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights, tickets or apparel log on to www.ucfathletics.com - the official site for UCF athletics.