UCF Moves Indoors to Defeat UAB in Women's Tennis, 4-0


April 4, 2008

Final Stats

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Playing indoors for the first time this year, the UCF women's tennis team breezed by UAB, 4-0, Friday at the WellWorx Sporting Club in Memphis, Tenn. The match was moved to the indoor courts due to weather conditions in the area.

The meeting with the Blazers (7-4) also was the first neutral-site match in 2008 for the Knights, which improved to 9-8 on the season. Since the two programs played in a neutral indoor facility the match was halted after UCF secured the clinching fourth overall point, with the Nos. 4, 5 and 6 singles matches not being completed.

Doubles opened up the day with senior Anna Yakimchenkova and junior Kenza Belbacha taking down Jenny Cape and Seden Soyalp' at No. 3, 8-4. Senior Kyla McNicol and freshman Jenny Frisell sealed the first team point by edging Antonio Nugent and Evelien Strijker, 9-8, at the No.1 spot.

Three straight-set victories in singles action then closed the win for the Knights. Frisell and McNicol posted identical 6-2, 6-2 triumphs at No. 1 and No. 3, respectively, while junior Elvira Serrot cruised by Gulsah Esen at No. 2, 6-2, 6-3.

UCF will take a short rest before battling Memphis Saturday at 3 p.m. ET with the match scheduled to be played at Rhodes College.

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UCF 4, UAB 0Doubles competition1. Jenny Frisell/Kyla McNicol (UCF) def. Antonio Nugent/Evelien Strijker (UAB) 9-82. Elvira Serrot/Jennifer Carati (UCF) vs. Gulsah Esen/Giorgia Romeo (UAB) unfinished3. Anna Yakimchenkova/Kenza Belbacha (UCF) def. Jenny Cape/Seden Soyalp' (UAB) 8-4
Singles competition1. Jenny Frisell (UCF) def. Evelien Strijker (UAB) 6-2, 6-22. Elvira Serrot (UCF) def. Gulsah Esen (UAB) 6-2, 6-33. Kyla McNicol (UCF) def. Antonio Nugent (UAB) 6-2, 6-24. Anna Yakimchenkova (UCF) vs. Jenny Cape (UAB) unfinished5. Kenza Belbacha (UCF) vs. Giorgia Romeo (UAB) unfinished6. Jennifer Carati (UCF) vs. Ceylan Engin (UAB) unfinished
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