Women's Tennis' Comeback vs. Tulane Falls Short in 4-3 Loss


Feb. 5, 2012

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By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Wrapping up a Conference USA weekend on the Knights' campus, the UCF women's tennis team suffered a tight 4-3 loss to Tulane Sunday in a match that lasted four and a half hours and featured four singles contests covering three sets. The Knights, who defeated East Carolina Feb. 3, fell to 2-5 on the season.

Tulane, which entered the day with a perfect 4-0 record thanks four-straight 7-0 victories, captured the doubles point by sweeping all three matches. That included an 8-6 decision at the No. 2 position and a 9-8(5) showing at No. 3.

The Green Wave jumped out to a 2-0 lead when singles began only to watch as Genevieve Lorbergs topped Mariam Kurdadze, 6-4, 6-3, at No. 1 to put UCF on the board. The remaining matches went the distance, highlighted by Jenna Doerfler defeating Caroline Thornton at No. 3, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, and Josephine Haraldson getting past Lindsay Dvorak at No. 6, 7-5, 0-6, 6-3.

Sunday ultimately came down to the No. 4 position. With the overall team score knotted at 3-3, Taylor Dubins trailed Caroline Magnusson in the third set 5-2. Following a hold of serve, Dubins broke to get it to 5-4. However Magnusson picked up the win on her second match point to enable the visiting team to leave with a 4-3 victory.

The Knights will take a lengthy break before returning to the courts Feb. 18 at Florida Gulf Coast.

Tennis Match ResultsTulane vs UCF2/5/2012 at Orlando, Fla.
Tulane 4, UCF 3
Singles competition1. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) def. Mariam Kurdadze (TLN) 6-4, 6-32. Emma Levy (TLN) def. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 6-0, 6-33. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) def. Caroline Thornton (TLN) 6-3, 5-7, 6-14. Caroline Magnusson (TLN) def. Taylor Dubins (UCF) 1-6, 6-3, 6-45. Jenny Hois (TLN) def. Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 6-4, 3-6, 6-16. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Lindsay Dvorak (TLN) 7-5, 0-6, 6-3
Doubles competition1. Mariam Kurdadze/Emma Levy (TLN) def. Genevieve Lorbergs/Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 8-22. Caroline Magnusson/Caroline Thornton (TLN) def. Jenna Doerfler/Courtney Griffith (UCF) 8-63. Lindsay Dvorak/Hila Elster (TLN) def. Taylor Dubins/Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 9-8 (7-5)
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