Women's Tennis Hosts No. 4 Michigan Saturday

March 3, 2011

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By Heather Lancaster

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF women's tennis team will begin a four-match homestand, its longest of the year Saturday when it hosts No. 4 Michigan at 11 a.m. at the UCF Tennis Complex.

Last weekend UCF (4-4) took down Louisiana-Lafayette, 4-3 on its home court. The Knights swept all three doubles matches, giving them the 1-0 advantage heading into singles play. Freshmen Courtney Griffith and Josephine Haraldson defeated their opponents in straight sets. The deciding point came down to redshirt freshman, Genevieve Lorbergs, who came out on top in three sets, to give UCF the victory.

The Wolverines (8-2) have collected victories over Clemson, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and Michigan State heading into the match. Michigan has two players currently ranked in the top 50 in singles, with Denise Muresan holding the No. 5 spot and Sam Crister sitting at 44.

In the second match of this homestand, the Knights will take on Miami (Ohio) Monday at 2 p.m. Before heading to Orlando, the RedHawks (7-4) will face Marshall Friday. This will be the first meeting between the two teams since the 1998-99 season, when UCF claimed a 4-3 victory.

On Wednesday, No. 22 Florida State comes to the UCF Tennis Complex. The Knights and the Seminoles (4-3) faced each other earlier this year at the FSU Quad Tournament. FSU's Noemie Scharle is ranked No. 47 in singles and is followed closely by fellow Seminole, Katie Rybakova, who holds down the 49th spot.

UCF will conclude this homestand March 16 when it faces Marquette at 2 p.m. Admission to the UCF Tennis Complex is free.

--UCF Athletics--