Singles Lineup Shines as UCF Women's Tennis Tops Harvard


March 18, 2012

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By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Enjoying another perfect day in Orlando, the UCF women's tennis team used a solid singles lineup to defeat Harvard, 5-2, Sunday at the UCF Tennis Complex. The Knights improved to 5-9 on the season while the Crimson fell to 5-4.

Doubles proved to be an exceptionally close affair with Harvard barely coming out on top for the first overall point of the day. UCF squeaked out a 9-8(5) win at the No. 1 spot when Genevieve Lorbergs and Courtney Griffith topped Hideko Tachibana and Kristin Norton. However the Crimson won 8-6 at No. 3 and in a tiebreaker at No. 2 for the 1-0 lead.

Trailing entering singles play, the Knights stepped up for the comeback win. Lorbergs moved to 2-0 on the day with a 6-3, 7-6(6) triumph over Norton at No. 2. Also notching straight-set victories, Jenna Doerfler took down Samantha Gridley at No. 3, 7-5, 6-3 and Josephine Haraldson took down Kelly Whelan at No. 5, 6-4, 6-2.

Now with UCF holding three team points, Griffith also went to 2-0 for the afternoon with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 decision against Hannah Morrill at No. 6 and Taylor Dubins notched a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 win vs. Natalie Blosser at No. 4 to seal the match for the Black and Gold.

UCF resumes its schedule Wednesday when it welcomes North Florida to town for a 2 p.m. matchup. Admission to the UCF Tennis Complex is free.

Tennis Match ResultsHarvard vs UCF3/18/2012 at Orlando, Fla.
UCF 5, Harvard 2
Singles competition1. Hideko Tachibana (HAR) def. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 6-4, 4-6, 6-32. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) def. Kristin Norton (HAR) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)3. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) def. Samantha Gridley (HAR) 7-5, 6-34. Taylor Dubins (UCF) def. Natalie Blosser (HAR) 4-6, 7-5, 6-45. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Kelly Whelan (HAR) 6-4, 6-26. Courtney Griffith (UCF) def. Hannah Morrill (HAR) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Doubles competition1. Genevieve Lorbergs/Courtney Griffith (UCF) def. Hideko Tachibana/Kristin Norton (HAR) 9-8 (7-5)2. Hannah Morrill/Kelly Whelan (HAR) def. Alexis Rodriguez/Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 9-8 (7-5)3. Samantha Gridley/Natalie Blosser (HAR) def. Taylor Dubins/Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 8-6
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