Knights Sweep Doubles on Final Day of Knights Invi

Nov. 7, 2010

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By Heather Lancaster

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - The UCF women's tennis team's fall season came to an end Sunday. The Knights collected wins at all four doubles positions and Junior Andrea Yacaman walked away with her first singles victory since her off-season surgery.

Junior Alexis Rodriguez and freshman Courtney Griffith paired up at the No. 1 doubles spot and defeated Aline Berkenbrock and Melanie Aguirre of UNF, 8-5. At the No. 2, senior Jenny Frisell and redshirt freshman Genevieve Lorbergs forced a tiebreaker in their match-up against UNF's Danielle Day and Simona Weymar and came out on top, 9-8 (3).

Yacaman partnered with fellow junior Taylor Dubins and collected their third victory of the tournament when they faced Emily Lauten and Shanon Betts of Virginia Tech, 8-3. In the last doubles match, sophomore Jenna Doerfler and freshman Josephine Haraldson claimed an 8-2 win over Marlene Ryan and Natasha Phillips of FAU.

In singles, Yacaman only dropped three games in her match against Virginia Tech's Katie Blow. This was Yacaman's first singles appearance since her off-season surgery.

UCF will now enter the winter break and will get the spring season underway in Tallahassee for the FSU Quad Tournament, Jan. 15-17. The Knights' first dual-match will be against Florida A&M at home Jan. 22 at 12 p.m.

UCF Tournament Champions
Doubles Champion:
1.Purushotham/De Los Santos (Stetson) 9pts
2.Hamza/Johnson (Virginia Tech) 6pts
3.Rodriguez/Griffith (UCF) 5pts

Singles Champion:
1.Blakely (Virginia Tech) 18pts
T2.De Los Santos (Stetson) 12pts
T2.Johnson (Virginia Tech) 12pts
T4.Hamza (Virginia Tech) 10pts
T4.Day (North Florida) 10pts
6.Tea Ivanovic (Virginia Tech) 9pts

Check out the complete results from the final day of the Knights Invitational below:

Alexis Rodriguez/Courtney Griffith (UCF) def. Aline Berkenbrock/Melanie Aguirre (UNF) 8-5
Jenny Frisell/Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) def. Danielle Day/Simona Weymar (UNF) 9-8 (3)
Taylor Dubins/Andrea Yacaman (UCF) def. Emily Lauten/Shanon Betts (Virginia Tech) 8-3
Jenna Doerfler/Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Marlene Ryan/Natasha Phillips (FAU) 8-2
Unnati Purushotham/Carolina de los Santos (Stetson) def. Martha Blakely/Holly Johnson (Virginia Tech) 8-4
Yasmin Hamza/Isel Martinez-Marcos (Virginia Tech) def. Lindsey Cable/MayaBlue Stauffer-Macdowell (Stetson) 8-6
Tea Ivanovic/Katie Blow (Virginia Tech) def. Jen Miller/Susana Aguirre (Stetson) 8-1

Martha Blakely (Virginia Tech) def. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 6-3, 6-1
Yasmin Hamza (Virginia Tech) def. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) 6-4, 0-6, 10-6
Holly Johnson (Virginia Tech) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Tea Ivanovic (Virginia Tech) def. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 7-5, 6-4
Shanon Betts (Virginia Tech) def. Courtney Griffith (UCF) 6-2, 6-4
Isel Martinez-Marcos (Virginia Tech) def. Taylor Dubins (UCF) 6-3, 6-3
Andrea Yacaman (UCF) def. Katie Blow (Virginia Tech) 6-3, 6-0
Carolina de los Santos (Stetson) def. Aline Berkenbrock (UNF) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Danielle Day (UNF) def. Unnati Purushotham (Stetson) 6-4, 0-6, 6-3
Shannon Gunning (Stetson) def. Victoria Krook (UNF) 6-4, 6-3
Melanie Aguirre (UNF) def. Lindsey Cable (Stetson) 6-1, 6-4
Simona Weymar (UNF) def. Jen Miller (Stetson) 6-3, 6-2
Marlene Ryan (FAU) def. MayaBlue Stauffer-MacDowell (Stetson) 6-1, 6-1
Natasha Phillips (FAU) def. Susana Aguirre (Stetson) 6-1, 6-3

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