UCF Women's Tennis Takes Down Stetson, 5-2

April 11, 2009

Final Stats

DeLAND, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Playing in its final regular season match, the UCF women's tennis team cruised past host Stetson 5-2 Saturday in DeLand. Three freshmen including Taylor Dubins (North Miami Beach, Fla.), playing her first singles match, posted singles victories helping the Knights improve their record to 11-9 on the dual-match season.

The No. 50 doubles tandem of sophomore Jenny Frisell (Gothenburg, Sweden) and senior Elvira Serrot (Madrid, Spain) began the day with an 8-5 victory over Valentina Galbarini and Unnati Purushotham to extend their overall record to 12-4. The Knights took an early 1-0 lead when freshman Alexis Rodriguez (Boca Raton, Fla.) and freshman Andrea Yacaman (Cartagena, Columbia) took down Breanna Atkinson and Katherine Nowicki at No. 2, 8-5.

In singles play, UCF used a strong performance from the bottom of its lineup to post four singles victories against Stetson (13-6). At No. 3, Yacaman breezed past Purushotham, 6-2, 6-0, and Rodriguez at No. 4 toppled Nowicki in a 7-5, 6-0 win.

Notching her 13th victory of the season, junior Katie Orletsky (Titusville, Fla.) converted on a third-set super tiebreaker at No. 5 to post a 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7) triumph over Shannon Gunning. Taking the court for the first time in singles action, Dubins recorded her first-career victory in straight sets, 6-0, 6-3, against Natalie Gorham.

The Knights now head to Houston for the Conference USA Championship from April 16-19. Last year, UCF advanced to the second round after defeating Memphis 4-3 on the first day of competition.

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Tennis Match ResultsUCF vs Stetson4/11/2009 at DeLand, Fla.
UCF 5, Stetson 2
Singles competition1. Valentina Galbarini (STETSON) def. Jenny Frisell (UCF) 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (11-9)2. Breanna Atkinson (STETSON) def. Elvira Serrot (UCF) 6-3, 6-43. Andrea Yacaman (UCF) def. Unnati Purushotham (STETSON) 6-2, 6-04. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) def. Katherine Nowicki (STETSON) 7-5, 6-05. Katie Orletsky (UCF) def. Shannon Gunning (STETSON) 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7)6. Taylor Dubins (UCF) def. Natalie Gorham (STETSON) 6-0, 6-3
Doubles competition1. #50 Jenny Frisell/Elvira Serrot (UCF) def. Valentina Galbarini/Unnati Purushotham (STETSON) 8-52. Alexis Rodriguez/Andrea Yacaman (UCF) def. Breanna Atkinson/Katherine Nowicki (STETSON) 8-53. Katherine St. Clair/Shannon Gunning (STETSON) def. Christy Core/Katie Orletsky (UCF) 9-8 (8-6)
Match Notes:UCF 11-9Stetson 13-6