UCF Women's Tennis Cruises Past Florida Atlantic,

March 1, 2008

Final Stats

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - A dominating display in doubles jump-started the UCF women's tennis team as it defeated Florida Atlantic, 6-1, Saturday at the UCF Tennis Complex. The victory enabled the Knights to improve to 5-5 for 2008, while the Owls remained winless at 0-5.

In the three doubles matches, UCF surrendered just six games overall to grab the first overall point. Senior Kyla McNicol and freshman Jenny Frisell won their eighth match together by defeating Claudia Kecht and Hannah Findlay at No. 1, 8-1. Senior Jennifer Carati and junior Elvira Serrot, meanwhile, claimed their fifth-straight doubles match, knocking off Virginia Augustin and Natalia Totevska, 8-4, at the No. 2 spot. Rounding out doubles play, senior Anna Yakimchenkova and junior Kenza Belbacha delivered an 8-1 performance over Pia Terol and Danielle Simone.

The momentum carried into singles where the Knights locked up five more victories. Frisell had no trouble at No. 2, flying past Kecht, 6-2, 6-0, for her 12th singles win of her young career. Picking up their 10th wins in singles action, Belbacha rolled by Elodie Wendling, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 3, and Carati defeated Terol at No. 5, 6-3, 6-4. Yakimchenkova netted a straight-set win as well, topping Simone at No. 4, 6-3, 6-0. Wrapping up UCF's sixth point, Serrot used a three-set super tiebreaker to edge Totevska at No. 1, 4-6, 7-5, 1-0(10-6).

UCF's three-match homestand comes to a close when it hosts Tennessee Tech Friday at 2 p.m. It will be the first time of the season that the Black and Gold will battle a program from outside the Sunshine State.

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UCF 6, Florida Atlantic 1Doubles competition1. Jenny Frisell/Kyla McNicol (UCF) def. Claudia Kecht/Hannah Findlay (FAU) 8-12. Jennifer Carati/Elvira Serrot (UCF) def. Virginia Augustin/Natalia Totevska (FAU) 8-43. Kenza Belbacha/Anna Yakimchenkova (UCF) def. Pia Terol/Danielle Simone (FAU) 8-1
Singles competition1. Elvira Serrot (UCF) def. Natalia Totevska (FAU) 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-6)2. Jenny Frisell (UCF) def. Claudia Kecht (FAU) 6-2, 6-03. Kenza Belbacha (UCF) def. Elodie Wendling (FAU) 6-2, 6-34. Anna Yakimchenkova (UCF) def. Danielle Simone (FAU) 6-3, 6-05. Jennifer Carati (UCF) def. Pia Terol (FAU) 6-3, 6-46. Virginia Augustin (FAU) def. Isa Ohlinger (UCF) 6-4, 6-4
Match Notes:Florida Atlantic 0-5UCF 5-5