UCF Women's Tennis Advances with 4-0 Win vs. Memphis


April 17, 2008

Final Stats

HOUSTON, Texas (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF women's tennis team kicked off its journey in the 2008 Conference USA Championship with a first-round 4-0 victory over Memphis in Houston Thursday. It was the fifth-straight season the Knights opened a conference tournament with a 4-0 shutout.

UCF entered the tournament as the No. 7 seed, and improved its overall record to 12-8 with the win. No. 10 Memphis, meanwhile, completed its season with a 9-13 mark.

Doubles has been a very important part of the Knights' game this year, and they did not disappoint vs. the Tigers. Senior Jennifer Carati and junior Elvira Serrot cruised to their 11th-straight triumph, defeating Ekin Zafir and Kristin Chamberlain at No. 2, 8-3. To seal the doubles point, senior Anna Yakimchenkova and junior Kenza Belbacha posted an 8-4 victory at No. 2 against Amanda Brown and Dara Toulch.

The Knights wasted little time in earning three singles points to earn their spot in the quarterfinals. Serrot gave up just one game in a 6-0, 6-1 decision vs. Marjorie Ondeck at No. 2. Senior Kyla McNicol picked up a 6-0, 6-3 win at the No. 3 position over Brown, while Yakimchenkova did not surrender a game in the first set as well in a 6-0, 6-2 performance against Chamberlain at No. 5.

UCF now will get set to square off against No. 2 seed Marshall Friday at 3 p.m. ET in the quarterfinals. The Knights are 2-1 all-time vs. the Thundering Herd, with victories coming in 1995 and 1997.

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UCF 4, Memphis 0Doubles competition1. Jenny Frisell/Kyla McNicol (UCF) vs. Ashley Murdock/Marjorie Ondeck (MEM) unfinished2. Elvira Serrot/Jennifer Carati (UCF) def. Ekin Zafir/Kristin Chamberlain (MEM) 8-33. Kenza Belbacha/Anna Yakimchenkova (UCF) def. Amanda Brown/Dara Toulch (MEM) 8-4
Singles competition1. Jenny Frisell (UCF) vs. Ashley Murdock (MEM) unfinished2. Elvira Serrot (UCF) def. Marjorie Ondeck (MEM) 6-0, 6-13. Kyla McNicol (UCF) def. Amanda Brown (MEM) 6-0, 6-34. Kenza Belbacha (UCF) vs. Lindsey Wiseman (MEM) 6-3, 1-4, unfinished5. Anna Yakimchenkova (UCF) def. Kristin Chamberlain (MEM) 6-0, 6-26. Jennifer Carati (UCF) vs. Dara Toulch (MEM) unfinished
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