Women's Tennis Thumps East Carolina, 5-2


March 26, 2011

Final Stats

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By Brian Ormiston

GREENVILLE, N.C. (UCFAthletics.com) - On the road for the first time since Feb. 27, the UCF women's tennis team delivered a 5-2 victory at East Carolina Saturday. The Knights have now won three of their last four matches to improve to 7-6 on the year (2-0 in Conference USA), while the Pirates dropped to 14-6.

Grabbing momentum early, UCF swept all three doubles matches to take a 1-0 overall lead and did so in impressive fashion. The top pair of Courtney Griffith and Genevieve Lorbergs flew by Natalie Collins and Petra Vogel, 8-2, and Josephine Haraldson and Alexis Rodriguez secured an 8-3 win over Manon Bissat and Neena Wanko at No. 2. Completing doubles play, Taylor Dubins and Andrea Yacaman edged Jessica Cooke and Yilian Zhang at No. 3, 8-6.

The Knights would stretch that lead to 3-0 when singles play began as Lorbergs cruised by Vogel, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3, and Haraldson notched a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 3 against Bissat.

Following ECU's first point, Griffith locked up the overall win for UCF when she posted a 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 comeback-victory vs. Zhang at No. 5. Closing out the Knights' day, Jenny Frisell won in a third-set super-breaker at No. 2 against Collins.

The Black and Gold wraps up its trip to North Carolina when it clashes with No. 67 UNC-Wilmington Sunday at 11 a.m. in Cary, N.C.

UCF will be hosting the C-USA Women's Tennis Championship April 21-24 at the Lake Cane Tennis Center in Orlando, and admission will be free for all fans.

UCF 5, EAST CAROLINA 2Doubles PlayNo. 1 - Griffith/Lorbergs (UCF) def. Collins/Vogel (ECU) 8-2No. 2 - Haraldson/Rodriguez (UCF) def. Bissat/Wanko (ECU) 8-3No. 3 - Taylor Dubins/Andrea Yacaman (UCF) def. Cooke/Zhang (ECU) 8-6
Singles PlayNo. 1 - Jessica Cooke (ECU) def. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 6-0, 6-3No. 2 - Jenny Frisell (UCF) def. Natalie Collins (ECU) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0No. 3 - Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) def. Petra Vogel (ECU) 6-3, 6-1No. 4 - Neena Wanko (ECU) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 6-7, 7-5, 6-4No. 5 - Courtney Griffith (UCF) def. Yilian Zhang (ECU) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4No. 6 - Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Manon Bissat (ECU) 6-1, 6-2
Team Records: UCF 7-6, 2-0, East Carolina 14-6, 1-2 ="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>