UCF Women's Tennis Season Comes to a Close with Loss to Marshall


April 23, 2010

Final Stats

By Brian Ormiston

Tulsa, Okla. (UCFAthletics.com) - A day after shutting out UTEP in the opening round, the No. 5 seed UCF women's tennis team could not get past No. 4 Marshall in a 4-1 loss Friday in the Conference USA Championship quarterfinals in Tulsa, Okla. It would be the final match of the season for the Knights as they close out 2009-10 with a 13-7 overall record.

The 13 victories were the most under third-year head coach Stephanie Nickitas. UCF also collected its most wins since the 2002-03 campaign when it finished with a 13-7 mark.

The Thundering Herd (16-6), ranked No. 59 in the nation, jumped out to the 1-0 lead Friday thanks to a pair of victories in doubles.

After Marshall went ahead 2-0 during singles play, sophomore Alexis Rodriguez cut the UCF deficit in half thanks to a 6-2, 6-2 performance over Dominika Zaprazna at No. 2. That would be Rodriguez's team-leading 15th singles win of 2009-10 (tied with Taylor Dubins). But the Herd bounced back to secure the next two singles victories to clinch the overall match against the Knights.

Freshman Jenna Doerfler paced all Knights in dual-match competition this year with 11 singles victories (14 including fall tournaments). Senior Katie Orletsky concluded her career with the Knights with an 11-5 record and a 10-4 mark in spring competition this season.

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Tennis Match ResultsUCF vs Marshall4/23/2010 at Tulsa, Okla.
#59 Marshall 4, UCF 1
Singles competition1. #40 Michaela Kissell (MAR) vs. Jenny Frisell (UCF) 1-6, 6-1, 3-1, unfinished2. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) def. Dominika Zaprazna (MAR) 6-2, 6-23. Isabell Raich (MAR) def. Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 6-3, 6-14. Catherine Kellner (MAR) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 6-4, 6-45. Deanna Bailey (MAR) vs. Allison Hodges (UCF) 6-4, 5-5, unfinished6. Kristina Koprcina (MAR) def. Taylor Dubins (UCF) 6-4, 6-2
Doubles competition1. #54 Michaela Kissell/Dominika Zaprazna (MAR) vs. Jenny Frisell/Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 8-8, unfinished2. Isabell Raich/Kara Kucin (MAR) def. Christy Core/Allison Hodges (UCF) 8-53. Thaddea Lock/Deanna Bailey (MAR) def. Taylor Dubins/Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 9-7
Match Notes:UCF 13-7Marshall 16-6; National ranking #59Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (3,2,4,6)2010 Conference USA Women's Tennis ChampionshipQuarterfinals ="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>