Women's Tennis Almost Upsets No. 43 FIU in 4-3 Loss


April 10, 2010

Final Stats

By Brian Ormiston

Orlando, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Three singles victories were not enough as the UCF women's tennis team suffered a 4-3 loss to No. 43 Florida International at home Saturday. The loss pushed the Knights record to 11-6 on the season, while the Golden Panthers jumped to 12-7.

FIU would secure the early 1-0 lead thanks to sweeping all three doubles matches. Taylor Dubins and Andrea Yacaman went the distance against Maria Vallasciani and Maria Spenceley at No. 3 only to fall 11-9 in the tiebreaker.

The Knights, though, would make the Golden Panthers sweat it out in singles. Yacaman used a straight-set performance to defeat Mariana Muci Torres at No. 3, 6-3, 6-4. Meanwhile, a pair of Knights went three sets before locking up victories. Alexis Rodriguez dropped the first set yet fought back to take down Christine Seredni, 2-6, 6-0, 6-4. Jenna Doerfler also fell behind at No. 4, but put together two quality sets to get past Spenceley, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.

However FIU notched wins at the No. 1, 5 and 6 positions to seal the 4-3 overall triumph.

UCF now has just two more matches left in the regular season, as it added a road affair at Bethune-Cookman Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. The Knights will then wrap it up at home vs. East Carolina April 17 at 10 a.m.

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Tennis Match ResultsFlorida International vs UCF4/10/2010 at Orlando, Fla.
#43 Florida International 4, UCF 3
Singles competition1. #92 Liset Brito (FIU) def. Jenny Frisell (UCF) 6-2, 6-22. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) def. Christine Seredni (FIU) 2-6, 6-0, 6-43. Andrea Yacaman (UCF) def. Mariana Muci Torres (FIU) 6-3, 6-44. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) def. Maria Spenceley (FIU) 4-6, 7-5, 6-35. Priscilla Castillo (FIU) def. Allison Hodges (UCF) 6-3, 7-66. Maria Vallasciani (FIU) def. Taylor Dubins (UCF) 1-6, 7-5, 6-3
Doubles competition1. Priscilla Castillo/Liset Brito (FIU) def. Jenny Frisell/Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 8-52. Mariana Muci Torres/Christine Seredni (FIU) def. Christy Core/Allison Hodges (UCF) 8-43. Maria Vallasciani/Maria Spenceley (FIU) def. Taylor Dubins/Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 9-8 (11-9)
Match Notes:Florida International 12-7; National ranking #43UCF 11-6 ="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>