Women's Tennis Drops Road Contest at Florida


Jan. 26, 2011

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By Brian Ormiston

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - In its first road match of 2011, the UCF women's tennis team suffered a 7-0 loss at No. 2 Florida Wednesday. The Knights fell to 1-1 on the young season while it was the first match for the Gators.

"Today we came across an exceptional team with a line-up that could definitely win a national championship this year," said head coach Stephanie Nickitas. "We competed hard and played quite well in some spots but they just had more firepower."

UCF and Florida opened the day with doubles play where UF picked up a win in all three matches. The No. 2 team of Courtney Griffith and Genevieve Lorbergs came close to pulling out a victory for the Knights but fell just short in an 8-6 defeat to Lauren Embree and Joanna Mather.

Behind 1-0 overall, the Knights faced four players ranked in the top-100 in singles but were unable to pull off an upset. Alexis Rodriguez battled to get her match at the No. 2 spot to three sets only to fall in a tight second set, ultimately dropping a 6-2, 7-5 decision to Embree.

The Black and Gold will step back on the courts to resume the season Feb. 4 when it hosts Bethune-Cookman at 2 p.m.

UCF vs. No. 2 FloridaGainesville, Fla.Doubles1) #1 Sofie Oyen/Allie Will (UF) def. Jenny Frisell/Alexis Rodrgiuez (UCF) 8-12) Lauren Embree/Joanna Mather (UF) def. #44 Courtney Griffith/Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) 8-63) Alex Cercone/Caroline Hitimana (UF) def. Taylor Dubins/Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 8-1
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