Women's Tennis Wraps up Day Two of the Knights Inv

Sept. 29, 2012

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By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF women's tennis team delivered five singles victories Saturday at the Knights Invitational at the UCF Tennis Complex. The Black and Gold has now won 11 singles matches in just two days of the event.

Taking on Stetson in doubles play, the Knights came through with a pair of victories. In a close battle with Diana Bukajeva and Andrea Crespo, Genevieve Lorbergs and Josephine Haraldson came through with a 9-7 win. Also notching a victory was Courtney Griffith and Sofia Baptista in an 8-4 decision against Lindsey Cable and MayaBlue Stauffer-MacDowell.

When singles play got underway vs. Florida Gulf Coast, UCF went on to rack up four straight-set wins. Posting identical 6-0, 6-1 scores, Jenna Doerfler topped Morgan Bechtel, and Caroline Eberhart got past Bettina Botha. Meanwhile, Clare Mendell motored by Elizabeth Means, 7-6(3), 6-0, and Sofia Baptista notched a 6-3, 6-2 victory vs. Zhoe Solaun.

Going the distance, freshman Katie Spivak tallied her first-collegiate singles win thanks to a 6-4, 3-6, 1-0(10-2) performance over Marina Diez.

The Knights conclude their first event of the fall with day three Sunday. First serve is slated for 9 a.m. and admission is free.

Knights Invitational Day Two ResultsDoubles - UCF vs. StetsonGenevieve Lorbergs/Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Diana Bukajeva/Andrea Crespo (STET) 9-7Courtney Griffith/Sofia Baptista (UCF) def. Lindsey Cable/MayaBlue Stauffer-MacDowell (STET) 8-4Sara Lazarevic/Jen Miller (STET) def. Katie Spivak/Caroline Eberhart (UCF) 8-5Clarke Tatje/Rachel Luke (STET) def. Ann-Sophie Porry/Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 9-8(6)
Doubles - Marquette vs. FGCUAna Pimienta/Erin Gebes (MU) def. Morgan Bechtel/Gyanna Mandic (FGCU) 8-2Bettina Botha/Johanna Sterkel (FGCU) Laia Hernandez/Rocio Diaz (MU) 9-8(2)Elizabeth Means/Sarah Means (FGCU) def. Aina Hernandez/Ali Dawson (MU) 8-6Vanessa Foltiner/Aleeza Kanner (MU) def. Marina Diez/Zhoe Solaun (FGCU) 8-1
Singles - UCF vs. FGCUSarah Means (FGCU) def. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) 7-5, 6-3Jenna Doerfler (UCF) def. Morgan Bechtel (FGCU) 6-0, 6-1Johanna Sterkel (FGCU) def. Courtney Griffith (UCF) 7-5, 2-6, 1-0(10-8)Clare Mendell (UCF) def. Elizabeth Means (FGCU) 7-6(3), 6-0Caroline Eberhart (UCF) def. Bettina Botha (FGCU) 6-0, 6-1Sofia Baptista (UCF) def. Zhoe Solaun (FGCU) 6-3, 6-2Gyanna Mandic (FGCU) def. Ann-Sophie Porry (UCF) 6-3, 7-5Katie Spivak (UCF) def. Marina Diez (FGCU) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0(10-2)
Singles - Stetson vs. MarquetteAndrea Crespo (STET) def. Ana Pimienta (MU) 6-1, 6-1Erin Gebes (MU) def. Clarke Tatje (STET) 6-3, 6-3Lindsey Cable (STET) def. Rocio Diaz (MU) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0(10-6)Jen Miller (STET) def. Ali Dawson (MU) 6-3, 6-1Aleeza Kanner (MU) def. MayaBlue Stauffer-MacDowell (STET) 6-2, 7-5Vanessa Foltinger (MU) def. Rachel Luke (STET) 6-0, 6-1Aina Hernandez (MU) def. Sara Lazarevic (STET) 6-4, 6-4Diana Bukajeva (STET) def. Laia Hernandez (MU) 6-1, 6-4