Women's Tennis Takes Down Louisiana-Lafayette, 4-3

Feb. 25, 2011

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By Heather Lancaster

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF women's tennis team improved its record to 4-3 with a close 4-3 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette (4-3) Friday.

The Knights came out strong and collected wins at all three doubles positions. At the No. 1 spot, Genevieve Lorbergs and Courtney Griffith had little problems in their match against Milou Israel and Briggitt Marcovich only losing one game. Jenny Frisell and Alexis Rodriguez held down the No. 2 position defeating Audrey Wooland and Julie Mazinova, 8-5. Finishing up the doubles sweep was Taylor Dubins and Jenna Doerfler's 8-2 victory over Mia Gordon and Sandra Ahlqvist.

In singles, freshman Josephine Haraldson defeated Gordon, 7-6 (4), 6-4, at the No. 6 spot. Fellow freshman Griffith collected her second win of the day when she beat Israel, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 4. The deciding point between the Knights and the Ragin' Cajuns came down to Lorbergs and Marcovich's match at the No. 3 spot. Lorbergs lost the first set 6-4, but came back strong and claimed the second set, 6-2. In the third set it was tied up at 5-5, and Lorbergs won the next two games to collect the victory.

"It is awesome to be in a battle and have it come down to the wire," said head coach Stephanie Nickitas. "It only makes us better as a team and builds our confidence to be in tight situations like that."

The Black and Gold will now travel to Coral Gables, Fla. to face No. 8 Miami Sunday at 11 a.m.

Tennis Match Results
Louisiana-Lafayette vs UCF
2/25/2011 at Orlando, Fla.

UCF 4, Louisiana-Lafayette 3

Singles competition
1. Audrey Wooland (UL-L) def. Jenny Frisell (UCF) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
2. Julie Mazinova (UL-L) def. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 6-3, 6-4
3. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) def. Briggitt Marcovich (UL-L) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
4. Courtney Griffith (UCF) def. Milou Israel (UL-L) 6-4, 6-1
5. Sandra Ahlqvist (UL-L) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 6-4, 7-6 (9-7)
6. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Mia Gordon (UL-L) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Genevieve Lorbergs/Courtney Griffith (UCF) def. Milou Israel/Briggitt Marcovich (UL-L) 8-1
2. Jenny Frisell/Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) def. Audrey Wooland/Julie Mazinova (UL-L) 8-5
3. Taylor Dubins/Jenna Doerfler (UCF) def. Mia Gordon/Sandra Ahlqvist (UL-L) 8-2

Match Notes:
Louisiana-Lafayette 4-3
UCF 4-3