Women's Tennis Upended by No. 60 Harvard


March 6, 2010

Final Stats

By Heather Lancaster

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF women's tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision to No. 60 Harvard at home Saturday. With the loss the Knights moved to 7-2 on the season while the Crimson improved their record to 6-4.

Harvard got out to an early lead when it claimed the doubles point. However, Andrea Yacaman and Taylor Dubins collected one doubles win defeating Alexandra Lehman and Sophie Chang, 8-2, at the No. 3 position.

Despite dropping the first set, 6-3, senior Katie Orletsky fought hard to capture a singles victory over Samanatha Gridley at the No. 6 spot, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5. This was Orletsky's fourth-consecutive win and stretched her season record to 8-3.

The Knights will travel to Daytona Beach March 11 to face Bethune-Cookman and then will return home for a four-game home stand beginning March 14 against UAB.

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Tennis Match Results
Harvard vs UCF
3/6/2010 at Orlando, Fla.

#60 Harvard 6, #70 UCF 1

Singles competition
1. #84 Holly Cao (HAR) def. #83 Jenny Frisell (UCF) 6-0, 1-6, 6-1
2. #113 Hideko Tachibana (HAR) def. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 6-4, 6-2
3. Kristin Norton (HAR) def. Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
4. Samantha Rosekrans (HAR) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 6-1, 6-4
5. Sophie Chang (HAR) def. Allison Hodges (UCF) 7-6 (7-4), 7-5
6. Katie Orletsky (UCF) def. Samantha Gridley (HAR) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5

Doubles competition
1. Holly Cao/Samantha Rosekrans (HAR) def. Jenny Frisell/Katie Orletsky (UCF) 8-6
2. Hideko Tachibana/Kristin Norton (HAR) def. Alexis Rodriguez/Christy Core (UCF) 8-3
3. Andrea Yacaman/Taylor Dubins (UCF) def. Alexandra Lehman/Sophie Chang (HAR) 8-2

Match Notes:
Harvard 6-4; National ranking #60
UCF 7-2; National ranking #70