Women's Tennis Claims Sixth-Straight C-USA First-Round Win


April 21, 2011

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By Heather Lancaster

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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Day one of the Conference USA Women's Tennis Championship is in the books, as the UCF women's tennis team collected a 4-0 victory over UAB Thursday at the Lake Cane Tennis Center. The No. 75 Knights have won their first-round match at the C-USA Championship every year since joining the league in 2005-06.

The No. 5 seed Black and Gold (12-7) pulled out in front of the No. 12 Blazers (7-13) as it won the doubles point. Senior Jenny Frisell and junior Alexis Rodriguez were victorious in their match against Giorgia Romeo and Jenny Cape at the No. 2 spot only dropping three games. Over at the No. 3 position, juniors Andrea Yacaman and Taylor Dubins were perfect in their match facing Brittany DeFelice and Caroline Faught, not dropping a single game.

In singles, Rodriguez collected her second victory on the day when she beat Romeo at the No. 2 spot, 6-0, 6-1. With two points in the bag it was the freshmen who came through and claimed the final two points needed for the overall win. Josephine Haraldson and Courtney Griffith each gave up three games in their respective singles victories.

The Knights will now face the fourth-seeded Rice Owls (13-9) Friday at day two of the C-USA Women's Tennis Championship at 2 p.m. The Owls are currently ranked No. 66 in the nation.

East Carolina, Memphis and Tulane joined UCF in winning their first-round matches.

Tennis Match Results
4/21/2011 at Orlando, Fla.

#75 UCF 4, UAB 0

Singles competition
1. Jenny Frisell (UCF) vs. Evelien Strijker (UAB) 6-2, 2-4, unfinished
2. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) def. Giorgia Romeo (UAB) 6-0, 6-1
3. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) vs. Paula Alvarez (UAB) 6-4, 1-2, unfinished
4. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) vs. Jenny Cape (UAB) 6-3, 3-2, unfinished
5. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Caroline Faught (UAB) 6-1, 6-2
6. Courtney Griffith (UCF) def. Brittany DeFelice (UAB) 6-0, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Courtney Griffith/Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) vs. Paula Alvarez/Evelien Strijker (UAB) 4-3, unfinished
2. Jenny Frisell/Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) def. Giorgia Romeo/Jenny Cape (UAB) 8-3
3. Taylor Dubins/Andrea Yacaman (UCF) def. Brittany DeFelice/Caroline Faught (UAB) 8-0

Match Notes:
UAB 7-13
UCF 12-7; National ranking #75

Day 2 C-USA Championship
10 a.m.
(2) SMU vs. (7) East Carolina
10 a.m.
(3) Marshall vs. (6) Memphis

2 p.m.
(1) Tulsa vs. (8) Tulane
2 p.m.
(4) Rice vs. (5) UCF

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