UCF Women's Tennis Knocks Off FAU, 4-3


Feb. 28, 2010

Final Stats

By Heather Lancaster

BOCA RATON, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF women's tennis team bettered their season record to 6-1 after it defeated Florida Atlantic (2-6) 4-3 on Sunday. The Knights won all three doubles matches before posting three victories on the singles courts.

"We were not at 100 percent today with a few people sick, and pulled out a great win against a very tough FAU team," said head coach Stephanie Nickitas. "It's an awesome feeling to know you can compete hard through difficult circumstances and come out successful. I'm very proud of this team's performance today."

Senior Katie Orletsky and junior Jenny Frisell improved their doubles record to 5-2 when they defeated Justine Humair and Cassie Bergeson, 8-6. At the No. 2 position sophomores Alexis Rodriguez and Christy Core battled Natalia Toteyska and Erika Mrazkova to a tie-breaker where the Knights were victorious. Taylor Dubins and Andrea Yacaman, meanwhile, did not surrender a game in their win at No. 3.

Frisell also collected a win at the No. 1 singles spot defeating Humair, 7-5, 6-4. Freshman Jenna Doerfler came through with the clinching match point after her success over Natasha Basma. Doerfler forced Basma to a third set after losing the first set, 7-5, and winning the second, 6-4. She claimed the match when she won the third set, 6-4. Orletsky only dropped three games in her win at the No. 6 position.

The Knights are home this weekend when they host Louisiana-Lafayette March 5 and Harvard March 6. Admission to the UCF Tennis Complex is free.

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Tennis Match ResultsUCF vs Florida Atlantic2/28/2010 at
UCF 4, Florida Atlantic 3
Singles competition1. Jenny Frisell (UCF) def. Justine Humair (FAU) 7-5, 6-42. Natalia Totevska (FAU) def. Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 6-1, 6-43. Cassie Bergeson (FAU) def. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 6-2, 0-6, 6-24. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) def. Natasha Basma (FAU) 5-7, 6-4, 6-45. Erika Mrazkova (FAU) def. Allison Hodges (UCF) 6-4, 6-46. Katie Orletsky (UCF) def. Virginia Augustin (FAU) 6-2, 6-1
Doubles competition1. Jenny Frisell/Katie Orletsky (UCF) def. Justine Humair/Cassie Bergeson (FAU) 8-62. Alexis Rodriguez/Christy Core (UCF) def. Natalia Totevska/Erika Mrazkova (FAU) 9-8 (7-0)3. Taylor Dubins/Andrea Yacaman (UCF) def. Natasha Phillips/Natasha Basma (FAU) 8-0
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