Women's Tennis Completes Day Two of the C.L. Varne

Oct. 12, 2008

WINTER PARK, Fla. ( - The UCF women's tennis team wrapped up the second day of action at the C.L. Varner Memorial Invitational Saturday in Winter Park. Three Knights moved on to the semifinals of the Flight B singles draw, while three doubles pairs also survived for the final day Sunday.

Finishing up her second round match, senior Kenza Belbacha defeated Rollins' Kayli Ragsdale, 6-3, 6-1, then topped Rollins' Anita Paskvalin, 6-4, 6-1, to reach the semifinals. A familiar face will meet her there as Belbacha will tangle with UCF freshman Alexis Rodriguez, who flew past Nova Southeastern's Paige Lindsley, 6-1, 6-2.

Also advancing in Flight B, freshman Christy Core dropped only three games in a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Florida Southern's Erin Conroy.

In Flight A doubles, top seed Kagukina/Henry of Armstrong Atlantic State fell to the Knights' pair of senior Elvira Serrot and freshman Andrea Yacaman in the quarterfinals. Over in Flight B, the teams of Belbacha/Core and Isa Ohlinger/Katie Orletsky were victorious en route to a spot in the semis.

The C.L. Varner Memorial comes to a close Sunday in Winter Park.

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UCF's Day Two Results at the C.L. Varner Memorial Invitational
Teams: UCF, Armstrong Atlantic, Barry, Florida Gulf Coast, Florida Southern, Hillsborough CC, Nova Southeastern, Palm Beach Atlantic, RollinsFlight A Singles - QuarterfinalsAngie Werschel (BU) def. Jenny Frisell (UCF) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4Olivia Howlett (HCC) def. Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 6-4, 6-3
Flight B Singles - Second RoundKenza Belbacha (UCF) def. Kayli Ragsdale (RC) 6-3, 6-1
Flight B Singles - QuarterfinalsAlexis Rodriguez (UCF) def. Paige Lindsley (NSU) 6-1, 6-2Kenza Belbacha (UCF) def. Anita Paskvalin (RC) 6-4, 6-1Christy Core (UCF) def. Erin Conroy (FSC) 6-2, 6-1
Flight A Singles - Back Draw First RoundOlga Alekseeva (PBA) def. Isa Ohlinger (UCF) 6-3, 1-6, 1-0(12-10)
Flight A Doubles - QuarterfinalsSerrot/Yacaman (UCF) def. Kagukina/Henry (AASU) 8-6Luthra/Tkach (RC) def. Rodriguez/Frisell (UCF) 8-5
Flight B Doubles - QuarterfinalsBelbacha/Core (UCF) def. Carns/Crocker (FSC/RC) 8-1Ohlinger/Orletsky (UCF) def. Aleman/Rubiano (PBA) 8-1