Knights Drop a 5-2 Decision Saturday


April 2, 2011

Final Stats

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By Heather Lancaster

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF women's team fell to No. 33 SMU Saturday, 5-2. The Black and Gold fell to an even 7-7 on the season, while the Mustangs improved to 14-4.

UCF jumped out to an early lead as it collected the doubles points at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions. Juniors Andrea Yacaman and Taylor Dubins improved their dual-match record to 6-3 as they defeated Shahzoda Hatamova and Kristina Roberts, 8-4. Senior Jenny Frisell and junior Alexis Rodriguez fought hard to a tie-breaker in their match against Edyta Cieplucha and Heather Steinbauer where they walked away with the victory, 9-8 (3).

Freshman Josephine Haraldson stopped the Knights from being swept in singles play. Haraldson had little problems in her victory over Roberts at the No. 6 spot, 6-2, 6-2.

The Knights will play their final home match of the dual-match season when they host Memphis, Sunday at 11 a.m. at the UCF Tennis Complex.

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.

Tennis Match Results
4/2/2011 at Orlando, Fla.

#33 SMU 5, UCF 2

Singles competition
1. #9 Marta Lesniak (SMU) def. Jenny Frisell (UCF) 6-1, 6-2
2. Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) def. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 6-2, 6-1
3. #117 A. Malyarchikova (SMU) def. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) 6-0, 6-0
4. Heather Steinbauer (SMU) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
5. Shahzoda Hatamova (SMU) def. Courtney Griffith (UCF) 6-1, 6-1
6. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Kristina Roberts (SMU) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Marta Lesniak/A. Malyarchikova (SMU) def. Genevieve Lorbergs/Courtney Griffith (UCF) 9-8 (8-6)
2. Jenny Frisell/Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) def. Edyta Cieplucha/Heather Steinbauer (SMU) 9-8 (7-1)
3. Andrea Yacaman/Taylor Dubins (UCF) def. Shahzoda Hatamova/Kristina Roberts (SMU) 8-4

Match Notes:
SMU 14-4; National ranking #33
UCF 7-7

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