UCF Sweeps Women's Doubles Titles in C.L. Varner Memorial Invite

Sept. 23, 2007

WINTER PARK, Fla. - On a very wet afternoon during the final day of the Rollins College C.L. Varner Memorial Invitational, the UCF women's tennis team completed the event by claiming both of the doubles titles Sunday. The Knights had a chance at winning a pair of singles crowns as well but those matches were cancelled due to the rain.

The top seed in the flight A doubles draw, senior Anna Yakimchenkova and junior Elvira Serrot topped the second-seed duo of Roshni Luthra and Marnie Mahler from Rollins, 8-5, to go 3-0 for the event. Over in the B bracket, senior Jennifer Carati and freshman Jenny Frisell finished their tournament by defeating Sonia Bernal and Margaret Junker, 8-2, to also go 3-0 on the weekend. The victory was their third over a Rollins doubles combination, as Carati and Frisell surrendering just five games in three matches.

Yakimchenkova, who was seeded fourth in the singles draw, advanced to the finals of the flight A section after not dropping a set in her first three matches. Frisell was just as dominate in the B bracket, as she gave up just one game in her first collegiate tournament. However, both student-athletes were unable to play their title matches due to the weather.

UCF will have a few weeks of practice to prepare for its next fall event, the ITA Southern Regionals, which kicks off Oct. 20 in Athens, Ga. For the latest news and information on the Knights, tickets or apparel log on to www.ucfathletics.com - the official site for UCF varsity sports. Also check out UCFPhotos.com, the exclusive fan source for UCF action sports pictures.

UCF's Full Singles Results from the C.L. Varner Memorial Invitational
Kenza Belbacha
Flight A
First Round - Bye
Second Round - lost Anastasiya Shevchenko (Rollins) 1-6, 6-3, 1-0(14-12)
Flight A Back Draw
Quarterfinals - def. Lauren Pfiffer (Florida Gult Coast) 6-2, 6-4
Semifinals - def. Ashley Hungerford (Florida Southern) 6-2, 6-2
Finals - lost No. 1 Senka Softic (Florida Southern) 6-3, 3-0 def. (inj.)

Jennifer Carati
Flight B
First Round - Bye
Second Round - def. Brett Kinley (Florida Gulf Coast) 6-3, 6-4
Quarterfinals - def. Montserrat Ripoll (Palm Beach Atlantic) 7-6(3), 0-6, 1-0(10-4)
Semifinals - lost Margaret Junker (Rollins) 6-1, 6-4

Jenny Frisell
Flight B
First Round - Bye
Second Round - def. Maggie Cavik (Florida Gulf Coast) 6-0, 6-0
Quarterfinals - def. Marianne Simpson (Rollins) 6-0, 6-0
Semifinals - def. Isa Ohlinger (UCF) 6-1, 6-0
Finals - Rained Out

Kyla McNicol
Flight A
First Round - Bye
Second Round - def. No. 1 Senka Softic (Florida Southern) 7-6(3), 4-6, 1-0(10-6)
Quarterfinals - def. Sonia Bernal (Rollins) 6-1, 6-1
Semifinals - lost Roshni Luthra (Rollins) 0-6, 6-2, 1-0(10-5)

Isa Ohlinger
Flight B
First Round - Bye
Second Round - def. Amber Arciero (Rollins) 6-1, 6-2
Quarterfinals - def. Nora Baertschi (Florida Southern) 6-0, 6-1
Semifinals - lost Jenny Frisell (UCF) 6-1, 6-0

Elvira Serrot
Flight A - Seeded Third
First Round - Bye
Second Round - def. Maria Braniecka (Florida Gulf Coast) 6-1, 6-0
Quarterfinals - lost Roshni Luthra (Rollins) 6-2, 0-6, 1-0(12-10)

Anna Yakimchenkova
Flight A - Seeded Fourth
First Round - Bye
Second Round - def. Brooke Nord (Palm Beach Atlantic) 7-6(4), 6-4
Quarterfinals - def. Maria Maggiorini (Florida Gult Coast) 6-1, 7-6(3)
Semifinals - def. Anastasiya Shevchenko (Rollins) 6-2, 6-0
Finals - Rained Out

UCF's Full Doubles Results from the C.L. Varner Memorial Invitational
Elvira Serrot and Anna Yakimchenkova
Flight A - Seeded First
Quarterfinals - def. Nord/Aleman (Palm Beach Atlantic) 8-4
Semifinals - def. Softic/Baertschi (Florida Southern) 8-1
Finals - def. No. 2 Mahler/Luthra (Rollins) 8-5

Kenza Belbacha and Kyla McNicol
Flight A
Quarterfinals - def. Braniecka/Maggiorini (Florida Gulf Coast) 8-5
Semifinals - lost No. 2 Mahler/Luthra (Rollins) 8-5

Jenny Frisell and Jennifer Carati
Flight B
Quarterfinals - def. Nguyen/Crocker (Rollins) 8-1
Semifinals - def. Frandji/Steele (Rollins) 8-2
Finals - def. Bernal/Junker (Rollins) 8-2

Isa Ohlinger and Adrienne Roesler
Flight B
Quarterfinals - def. Cavik/Kinley (Florida Gulf Coast) 8-4
Semifinals - lost Bernal/Junker (Rollins) 8-3