Women's Tennis Claims a 5-2 Victory Over Stetson

April 9, 2010

Final Stats

By Heather Lancaster

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - After last weekend's trip to Dallas, the UCF women's tennis team returned home and defeated Stetson, 5-2, Friday. With the win the Knights improved their season record to 11-5 and ended the Hatters (17-6) eight-match win streak.

"It was a very solid win today," said head coach Stephanie Nickitas. "Stetson is a tough team and we stepped it up and played well. I am happy with their overall performance."

The Knights jumped out to an early lead by claiming the doubles point. Junior Jenny Frisell and sophomore Alexis Rodriguez claimed an 8-4 victory over the No. 57-ranked doubles team, Valentina Galbarini and Carolina de los Santos. Over at the No. 3 spot, sophomores Taylor Dubins and Andrea Yacaman also posted an 8-4 win defeating Breanna Atkinson and Katherine Nowicki.

In singles play, it was Rodriguez and Yacaman who controlled the No. 2 and 3 positions. Along with Dubins at No. 6, the trio gave up no more than five games in their respective matches. Freshman Allison Hodges picked up the win at No. 5 defeating Shannon Gunning, 6-3, 7-5.

The Knights will face FIU tomorrow at 12 p.m. at home. The women' tennis team will be hosting Campus Kids Day, where kids are encouraged to bring their own racquets to compete in on-court contests to win UCF prizes. Admission is free.

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Tennis Match Results
Stetson vs UCF
4/9/2010 at Orlando, Fla.

UCF 5, Stetson 2

Singles competition
1. C. de los Santos (STET) def. Jenny Frisell (UCF) 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 1-0 (10-6)
2. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) def. Valentina Galbarini (STET) 6-3, 6-2
3. Andrea Yacaman (UCF) def. Breanna Atkinson (STET) 6-2, 6-1
4. Unnati Purushotham (STET) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 6-3, 6-1
5. Allison Hodges (UCF) def. Shannon Gunning (STET) 6-3, 7-5
6. Taylor Dubins (UCF) def. Jen Miller (STET) 6-1, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Jenny Frisell/Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) def. #57 C. de los Santos/Valentina Galbarini (STET) 8-4
2. Unnati Purushotham/Shannon Gunning (STET) def. Christy Core/Katie Orletsky (UCF) 8-2
3. Taylor Dubins/Andrea Yacaman (UCF) def. Breanna Atkinson/Katherine Nowicki (STET) 8-4

Match Notes:
Stetson 17-6
UCF 11-5