Lorbergs Upsets the No. 44-Ranked Singles Player i

Final Stats

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By Heather Lancaster

ORLANDO, Fla. ( - In the first of a four-match homestand, the UCF women's tennis team fell to No. 4 Michigan at home Saturday. The Knights are now 4-5 on the season, while the Wolverines improved to 9-2.

Michigan jumped out to an early lead, sweeping all three doubles matches. At the No. 2 spot, junior Alexis Rodriguez and freshman Josephine Haraldson put up a fight against the 60th-ranked duo of Whitney Taney and Rika Tatsuno, falling 8-5.

In singles it was redshirt freshman Genevieve Lorbergs who made sure the Knights did not get shut out. Lorbergs dropped the first set, 6-4, but forced a third set after battling back in the second set, 7-6 (8-6). Lorbergs upset No. 44 Sam Crister in a third-set super tiebreaker, 10-5.

The Knights will continue their homestand Monday when they take on Miami (Ohio) at 2 p.m. Admission to the UCF Tennis Complex is free.

Tennis Match Results
Michigan vs UCF
3/5/2011 at Orlando, Fla.

#4 Michigan 6, UCF 1

Singles competition
1. #5 Denise Muresan (MICH) def. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 6-4, 6-3
2. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) def. #44 Sam Crister (MICH) 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 10-5
3. #81 Brooke Bolender (MICH) def. Courtney Griffith (UCF) 6-3, 6-2
4. #109 Whitney Taney (MICH) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 6-2, 6-2
5. Mimi Nguyen (MICH) def. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 6-0, 6-0
6. Rika Tatsuno (MICH) def. Taylor Dubins (UCF) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. #16 Denise Muresan/Brooke Bolender (MICH) def. Genevieve Lorbergs/Courtney Griffith (UCF) 8-0
2. #60 Whitney Taney/Rika Tatsuno (MICH) def. Alexis Rodriguez/Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 8-5
3. Mimi Nguyen/Sam Crister (MICH) def. Taylor Dubins/Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 8-4

Match Notes:
Michigan 9-2; National ranking #4
UCF 4-5

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