Women's Tennis Falls at No. 5 Baylor


Jan. 28, 2012

Final Stats

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By Brian Ormiston

WACO, Texas (UCFAthletics.com) - One of just 60 teams in the nation participating in this year's Intercollegiate Tennis Association Kick-Off Weekend, the UCF women's tennis team suffered a 6-1 loss at No. 5 Baylor Saturday. The Knights' record moved to 1-2 on the young season, while the Bears improved to 7-0.

The ITA Kick-Off Weekend features 15 sites across the country this weekend, and the Black and Gold is competing in the event for the first time in school history.

The host school opened up with a 1-0 lead by taking two of the three doubles matches. At the No. 1 position, UCF's Alexis Rodriguez and Genevieve Lorbergs held a 6-5 advantage on Megan Horter and Nina Secerbegovic but the match was not finished when the Bears sealed the overall doubles point.

Baylor doubled its lead to 2-0 at No. 3 singles as Sona Novakova topped Courtney Griffith, 6-1, 6-0. The Bears then posted victories at No. 1, 2, 4 and 5 to ultimately seal the team win. At No. 6, Allison Hodges put the Knights on the scoreboard thanks to a 6-2, 7-6(5) victory.

Baylor advances to take on Wyoming for a berth in the ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championships. UCF will battle UT-Arlington in the consolation match Sunday at 12 p.m. ET.

Tennis Match ResultsUCF vs Baylor1/28/2012 at Waco, Texas#5 Baylor 6, UCF 1
Singles competition1. Nina Secerbegovic (BU) def. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 6-1, 6-22. #14 Diana Nakic (BU) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 6-1, 6-13. Sona Novakova (BU) def. Courtney Griffith (UCF) 6-1, 6-04. Jordaan Sanford (BU) def. Taylor Dubins (UCF) 6-2, 6-25. Megan Horter (BU) def. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 6-4, 6-36. Allison Hodges (UCF) def. Abby Stainback (BU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
Doubles competition1. Nina Secerbegovic/Megan Horter (BU) vs. Genevieve Lorbergs/Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 5-6, unfinished2. Diana Nakic/Sona Novakova (BU) def. Jenna Doerfler/Courtney Griffith (UCF) 8-43. Abby Stainback/Jordaan Sanford (BU) def. Taylor Dubins/Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 8-3
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