UCF Women's Tennis Hosts Jacksonville Wednesday in Final Home Match

March 31, 2009

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Seniors Elvira Serrot (Madrid, Spain) and Kenza Belbacha (Casablanca, Morrocco) will play at the UCF Tennis Complex one final time Wednesday as the UCF women's tennis team takes on Jacksonville. Play is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and admission is free. Then, the Knights travel to North Florida Saturday with the match beginning at noon.

Serrot, who came to UCF in 2005, holds a 10-4 doubles record with sophomore Jenny Frisell (Gothenburg, Sweden) on the 2009 season and the duo has earned a No. 50 national ranking in the latest Campbell/ITA Tennis Rankings. The senior owns a 6-12 record in singles matches. As a sophomore and junior, she was named to the All-Conference USA Second Team. Belbaca has played sparingly throughout the spring season recording a 4-2 singles record.

In the Knights last match against Louisiana-Lafayette, UCF (9-7) picked up a 4-3 victory over the Ragin' Cajuns on March 27. Freshman Alexis Rodriguez (Boca Raton, Fla.), freshman Christy Core (Charlotte, N.C) and junior Katie Orletsky (Titusville, Fla.) recorded singles wins, providing the Knights with a victory after securing the doubles point.

Jacksonville brings an identical 9-7 record to the match against the Knights with notable victories over Davidson, Florida Gulf Coast, Eastern Kentucky, Lipscomb, Belmont and Mercer. Tatiana Soldatova leads the Dolphins at No. 1 singles with a 9-7 record, while overall Jacksonville is 53-40 in singles.

This season, North Florida holds a 12-3 record and is led by three dominating doubles teams that have a 39-6 overall record. The Ospreys have defeated Georgia Southern, Davidson, Stetson, Florida Gulf Coast, Belmont and Mercer. In singles play, North Florida has been equally as dominating with 64-23 record.

In the all-time series, the Knights own a 25-3 record against the Dolphins, while UCF holds a slim 4-3 advantage over North Florida. The Knights and Dolphins met last year in Jacksonville with UCF taking the match, 5-2. Last year, UCF handed North Florida a 6-1 loss at the UCF Tennis Complex.

The Knights finish up their regular season schedule on April 11 at Stetson. Then, UCF heads to Houston, for the Conference USA Championship from April 16-19.

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