UCF Women's Tennis Drops Match Against No. 13 Miami, 6-1


Feb. 8, 2009

Final Stats

Coral Gables, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Facing its second-ranked opponent in three matches, the UCF women's tennis team fell to No. 13 Miami, 6-1, at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center in Coral Gables, Fla., Sunday. With the loss, the Knights dropped their 2009 record to 2-2, while the Hurricanes stayed undefeated at 6-0.

Miami swept the doubles point by claiming all three matches. Senior Kenza Belbacha and junior Katie Orletsky provided the biggest challenge for the Hurricanes in an 8-4 loss at No. 3 against Gabriela Mejia and Claudia Wasilewski..

With three players ranked nationally in the top 15, the Hurricanes used straight sets in all but one match to notch the overall victory. At the No. 5 position, Belbacha pushed Wasilewski to the wire in the first set, 7-5, but her Hurricane opponent closed her out in the second set, 6-1.

In the No. 6 position, Orletsky battled her opponent Alessa Wailbel into a first set tiebreaker where she cruised to a 7-6 (2) victory. The UCF junior then easily got through the second set for the 7-6 (2), 6-2 win, improving her spring record to 3-0.

The Knights return home to begin a five-game homestand on Friday against Georgia Southern. All matches at the UCF Tennis Complex have free admission.

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Tennis Match ResultsUCF vs MiamiFeb 08, 2009 at Coral Gables, Fla.
#13 Miami 6, UCF 1
Singles competition1. #7 Laura Vallverdu (UM) def. Elvira Serrot (UCF) 6-0, 6-02. #13 Michaela Kissell (UM) def. #70 Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 6-1, 6-03. #8 Bianca Eichkorn (UM) def. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 6-0, 6-04. Gabriela Mejia (UM) def. Christy Core (UCF) 6-1, 6-05. Claudia Wasilewski (UM) def. Kenza Belbacha (UCF) 7-5, 6-16. Katie Orletsky (UCF) def. Alessa Waibel (UM) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
Doubles competition1. Julia Cohen/Laura Vallverdu (UM) def. Elvira Serrot/Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 8-02. #14 Bianca Eichkorn/Michaela Kissell (UM) def. Alexis Rodriguez/Jenny Frisell (UCF) 8-13. Gabriela Mejia/Claudia Wasilewski (UM) def. Kenza Belbacha/Katie Orletsky (UCF) 8-4
Match Notes:UCF 2-2Miami 6-0; National ranking #13Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,4,1,2,5,6)T-2:46 ="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>