UCF Women's Tennis Unable to Upset No. 22 Florida

Feb. 9, 2008

Final Stats

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Facing its second top-25 program in its first three matches of the year, the UCF women's tennis team suffered a 7-0 loss to No. 22 Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday. The Knights dropped to 1-2 for the 2008 campaign, while the Seminoles stayed undefeated at 4-0.

Florida State grabbed the first point by locking up victories at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles. UCF senior Anna Yakimchenkova and junior Kenza Belbacha, though, took Carolin Walter and Federica Suess to the wire at No. 3. They eventually reached 7-7 where they decided to play a tiebreaker (doubles tiebreakers usually take place with the score knotted at 8-8), and the FSU duo was able to squeak out the 8-7(3) victory for the doubles sweep.

With two nationally-ranked players in the top half of its singles lineup, FSU used straight sets in all but one match to lock up the overall win. Yakimchenkova attempted to ruin the Seminole shutout bid when she split the first two sets with Ania Rynarzewska at No. 5. However, the FSU junior bounced Yakimchenkova in the super-breaker to notch the win, 6-2, 1-6, 1-0(10-4).

The Knights get back to work Sunday with a 10 a.m. showdown vs. Florida A&M in Tallahassee.

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No. 22 Florida State 7, UCF 0DoublesNo. 1 Jessica Wente/Lauren Macfarlane (FSU) def. Jenny Frisell/Kyla McNicol (UCF) 8-3No. 2 Ania Rynarzewska/Tapiwa Marobela (FSU) def. Jennifer Carati/Elvira Serrot (UCF) 8-2No. 3 Carolin Walter/Federica Suess (FSU) def. Anna Yakimchenkova/Kenza Belbacha (UCF) 8-7(3)
SinglesNo. 1 Lauren Macfarlane (FSU) def. Elvira Serrot (UCF) 6-0, 6-0No. 2 (#16) Katie Rybakova (FSU) def. Jenny Frisell (UCF) 6-2, 6-1No. 3 (#60) Carolin Walter (FSU) def. Kyla McNicol (UCF) 6-1, 6-3No. 4 Jessica Wente (FSU) def. Kenza Belbacha (UCF) 6-3, 6-4No. 5 Ania Rynarzewska (FSU) def. Anna Yakimchenkova (UCF) 6-2, 1-6, 1-0(10-4)No. 6 Federica Suess (FSU) def. Jennifer Carati (UCF) 6-3, 6-0