Knights Fall to No. 8 Miami Sunday

Feb. 27, 2011

Final Stats

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By Heather Lancaster

CORAL GABLES, Fla. ( - The UCF women's tennis team traveled to Coral Gables on Sunday and dropped a 7-0 decision to No. 8 Miami. With the loss the Knights fell to 4-4 in the dual-match season while the Hurricanes improved to 6-2.

Miami jumped out to an early lead, 1-0, by sweeping all three doubles matches. At the No. 1 doubles spot, the No. 42-ranked doubles team of Bianca Eichkorn and Anna Bartennstein topped Genevieve Lorbergs and Courtney Griffith, 8-3.

In singles, the Knights faced two nationally ranked players at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions. Junior Alexis Rodriguez came close to winning the first set, but fell to No. 63 Bartenstein, 7-5, 6-2. Freshman Josephine Haraldson was just a few points shy of forcing a third set at the No. 6 spot. Haraldson dropped the contest to Brittany Dubins, 6-2, 7-5.

UCF will begin its four-match homestand on Saturday when it hosts Michigan at 11 a.m. Admission to the UCF Tennis Complex is free.

Tennis Match Results
UCF vs Miami
Feb 27, 2011 at Coral Gables, Fla.

#8 Miami 7, UCF 0

Singles competition
1. #10 Bianca Eichkorn (UM) def. Jenny Frisell (UCF) 6-0, 6-1
2. #63 Anna Bartenstein (UM) def. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 7-5, 6-2
3. Melissa Bolivar (UM) def. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) 6-3, 6-4
4. Kayla Rizzolo (UM) def. Courtney Griffith (UCF) 6-4, 6-3
5. Brittany Dubins (UM) def. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 6-2, 7-5
6. Bistra Otashlyska (UM) def. Allison Hodges (UCF) 6-0, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. #42 Bianca Eichkorn/Anna Bartenstein (UM) def. Genevieve Lorbergs/Courtney Griffith (UCF) 8-3
2. Melissa Bolivar/Gabriela Mejia (UM) def. Jenny Frisell/Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 8-1
3. Kayla Rizzolo/Bistra Otashlyska (UM) def. Taylor Dubins/Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 8-3

Match Notes:
UCF 4-4
Miami 6-2; National ranking #8