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Five Knights Go Undefeated in Women's Singles at C

Oct. 10, 2008

WINTER PARK, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Day one of the C.L. Varner Memorial Invitational proved to be very successful for plenty of Knights on the UCF women's tennis team Friday. Five student-athletes did not lose a singles match as they look to advance even further on day two Saturday.

Top seed sophomore Jenny Frisell earned a bye into the second round of the Flight A draw, then topped Armstrong Atlantic State's Alisa Kagukina, 6-0, 6-3. Joining her in the third round will be freshman Andrea Yacaman. The newcomer added two more victories to her season by cruising by Palm Beach Atlantic's Lina Rubiano, 6-0, 6-0, and Nova Southesatern's Justine Feaster (score not available).

Also in Flight A, senior Elvira Serrot picked up a win in round one, defeating NSU's Elisa Leeder, 6-2, 6-2, before falling in the next round.

Over in Flight B singles, freshmen Alexis Rodriguez and Christy Core both took advantage of their byes in the first round by earning wins in round two to advance. Senior Kenza Belbacha secured a straight-set win in round one, but did not play her second-round match.

There were only two doubles contests to be decided in Flight A for UCF, and it notched wins in both of them with the teams of Frisell/Rodriguez and Serrot/Yacaman staying alive after Friday's play.

The Knights continue the event with day two Saturday in Winter Park. Action will wrap up with the third and final day Sunday.

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UCF's Day One Results at the C.L. Varner Memorial InvitationalTeams: UCF, Armstrong Atlantic, Barry, Florida Gulf Coast, Florida Southern, Hillsborough CC, Nova Southeastern, Palm Beach Atlantic, RollinsFlight A Singles - First RoundJenny Frisell (UCF) - ByeElvira Serrot (UCF) def. Elisa Leeder (NSU) 6-2, 6-2Gabriella Kovacs (AASU) def. Isa Ohlinger (UCF) 6-1, 6-3Andrea Yacaman (UCF) def. Lina Rubiano (PBA) 6-0, 6-0
Flight A Singles - Second RoundJenny Frisell (UCF) def. Alisa Kagukina (AASU) 6-0, 6-3Senka Softic (FSC) def. Elvira Serrot (UCF) 7-5, 6-4Andrea Yacaman (UCF) def. Justine Feaster (NSU) N/A
Flight B Singles - First RoundAlexis Rodriguez (UCF) - ByeKenza Belbacha (UCF) def. Veronica Kovacikova (FSC) 6-2, 6-3Nora Baertschi (FSC) def. Katie Orletsky (UCF) def.Christy Core (UCF) - Bye
Flight B Singles - Second RoundAlexis Rodriguez (UCF) def. Paige Palinkas (HCC) N/AChristy Core (UCF) def. Amber Arciero (RC) N/A
Flight B Singles - Back Draw First RoundLaime Contreras (BU) def. Katie Orletsky (UCF) def.
Flight A Doubles - First RoundSerrot/Yacaman (UCF) def. Talalenko/Feaster (NSU) 8-2Rodriguez/Frisell (UCF) def. Werschel/Contreras (BU) N/A
Flight B Doubles - First RoundBelbacha/Core (UCF) - ByeOhlinger/Orletsky (UCF) - Bye