UCF Women's Tennis Concludes the UCF Quad Tourname

Jan. 18, 2010

By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Facing No. 15 Florida State, No. 25 Alabama and No. 33 Illinois, the UCF women's tennis team wrapped up the third and final day of the UCF Quad Tournament Monday. And it was a freshman who posted two wins as Winter Park's Jenna Doerfler earned victories in both singles and doubles.

"I'm really happy for our ladies. It was a great home tournament and we faced some tough competition this weekend," said head coach Stephanie Nickitas. "We hung in there with some of the top teams in the country. Our goal today was to finish strong and I think we accomplished that."

Meeting up with both Alabama and Illinois in doubles, the Knights split four overall matches, earning a win against each school. In the No. 2 position, Doerfler teamed up with sophomore Alexis Rodriguez and the duo outplayed Alabama's Alice Tunaru and Antonia Foehse by notching an 8-3 victory. And over at No. 4, sophomore Taylor Dubins and freshman Allison Hodges collected an 8-4 triumph vs. Illinois' Amy Allin and Annie McCarthy.

UCF then took on Florida State in five singles matches and it was Doerfler who once again got a "W" next to her name. After squeaking out the first set in a tiebreaker vs. Jessica Sucupira, Doerfler fell in the second set only to rebound in the third-set super-breaker for a 7-6(5), 3-6, 1-0(10-7) victory.

With the UCF Quad Tournament in the books, the dual-match season lies ahead for the Black and Gold as it gets underway at home Saturday vs. Florida Gulf Coast at 2 p.m. Admission to all matches at the UCF Tennis Complex is free.

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Day Three Results at the UCF Quad Tournament Singles competition Courtney McLane (Alabama) def. #33 Rachael White (Illinois) 6-1, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7) #82 Alexa Guarachi (Alabama) def. Megan Fudge (Illinois) 6-2, 6-3 Chelcie Abajian (Illinois) def. Paulina Bigos (Alabama) 6-3, 6-0 Breanne Smutko (Illinois) def. Meritt Emery (Alabama) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6) Amy Allin (Illinois) def. Alice Tunaru (Alabama) 6-1, 6-4 Marisa Lambropoulos (Illinois) def. Antonia Foehse (Alabama) 6-2, 6-4 #23 Lauren McCreless (Florida State) def. Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 6-0, 6-0 Katie Rybakova (Florida State) def. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 6-2, 6-3 #62 Francesca Segarelli (Florida State) def. Allison Hodges (UCF) 6-2, 6-1 Jenna Doerfler (UCF) def. Jessica Sucupira (Florida State) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 1-0 (10-7) Federica Suess (Florida State) def. Katie Orletsky (UCF) 6-4, 6-2
Doubles competition Rachael White/Marisa Lambropoulos (Illinois) def. Lauren McCreless/Francesca Segarelli (Florida State) 9-8 (7-1) Federica Suess/Katie Rybakova (Florida State) def. Megan Fudge/Breanne Smutko (Illinois) 8-4 Alexa Guarachi/Courtney McLane (Alabama) def. Jenny Frisell/Katie Orletsky (UCF) 8-2 Jenna Doerfler/Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) def. Alice Tunaru/Antonia Foehse (Alabama) 8-3 Chelcie Abajian/Kristina Minor (Illinois) def. Christy Core/Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 8-4 Taylor Dubins/Allison Hodges (UCF) def. Amy Allin/Annie McCarthy (Illinois) 8-4