Haraldson Goes 5-0 at Women's Tennis' Knights Invitational

Sept. 30, 2012

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By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - UCF women's tennis' first fall event came to a close Sunday when it met up with Marquette in doubles and Stetson in singles at the Knights Invitational. Closing out the weekend, Josephine Haraldson went 3-0 in doubles and 2-0 in singles for a perfect 5-0 record.

"Overall I think I'm pretty pleased with the weekend," head coach Stephanie Nickitas said. "It's always good to see what people are going to do in competition. Because we have so many new players, it was important to get out there in pressure situations and see how everyone is playing and competing. We had some really good results overall, and we know what we have to work on now.

"We have a lot of young women who have a lot of shots, but it's mainly what's going on between the ears and working on the mental aspect of the game. Shot selection, point structure, keeping emotions in check and really analyzing what's going on out there are the next steps for most of our players."

Haraldson and doubles partner Genevieve Lorbergs capped off their solid weekend together with an 8-5 triumph over Marquette's Ana Pimienta and Erin Gebes. The Knights' other three doubles tandems also earned victories, with Courtney Griffith and Sofia Baptista breezing by Rocio Diaz and Aleeza Kanner, 8-1. Wrapping up doubles action, Caroline Eberhart and Jenna Doerfler posted a close 9-8(5) decision vs. Aina Hernandez and Ali Dawson, and Clare Mendell and Katie Spivak topped Laia Hernandez and Vanessa Foltinger, 8-5.

Eberhart equaled Haraldson in overall victories at the Knights Invitational for the Black and Gold. The freshman was 5-1, highlighted by a 6-1, 7-5 singles win against Stetson's Jen Miller Sunday. Haraldson only gave up six games as well in a 6-3, 6-3 verdict against Lindsey Cable. Also for the Knights vs. the Hatters, Doerfler added a 6-4, 6-4 win over Sara Lazarevic, and Griffith collected a close 4-6, 6-1,1-0(10-8) victory vs. Diana Bukajeva.

Recording her first win at the Division I level, junior-college transfer Ann-Sophie Porry got past Rachel Luke, 6-3, 6-1.

UCF's next action in the fall season will be Oct. 5-7 when it takes part in the 2012 C.L. Varner Memorial Invitational at Rollins College.

Knights Invitational Flight Winners
Flight A - Genevieve Lorbergs/Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 9 points
Flight B - TIE Courtney Griffith/Sofia Baptista (UCF) and Bettina Botha/Johanna Sterkel (FGCU) 4 points
Flight C - Elizabeth Means/Sarah Means (FGCU) 2 points

Flight A - TIE Sarah Means (FGCU) and Andrea Crespo (STET) 12 points
Flight B - Erin Gebes (MU) 15 points
Flight C - Johanna Sterkel (FGCU) 8 points
Flight D - TIE Elizabeth Means (FGCU), Jen Miller (STET), Josephine Haraldson (UCF), Courtney Griffith (UCF), Clare Mendell (UCF), Rocio Diaz (MU) 3 points
Flight E - TIE Clare Mendell (UCF), Caroline Eberhart (UCF), Aleeza Kanner (MU) Lindsey Cable (STET), Clarke Tatje (STET), Bettina Botha (FGCU) 2 points
Flight F - TIE Caroline Eberhart (UCF), Vanessa Foltinger (MU) 2 points

Knights Invitational Day Three ResultsDoubles - UCF vs. MarquetteGenevieve Lorbergs/Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Ana Pimienta/Erin Gebes (MU) 8-5Courtney Griffith/Sofia Baptista (UCF) def. Rocio Diaz/Aleeza Kanner (MU) 8-1Caroline Eberhart/Jenna Doerfler (UCF) def. Aina Hernandez/Ali Dawson (MU) 9-8(5)Clare Mendell/Katie Spivak (UCF) def. Laia Hernandez/Vanessa Foltinger (MU) 8-5
Doubles - Stetson vs. FGCUDiana Bukajeva/Andrea Crespo (STET) def. Gyanna Mandic/Morgan Bechtel (FGCU) 8-2Sara Lazarevic/Jen Miller (STET) def. Bettina Botha/Johanna Sterkel (FGCU) 8-6Sara Means/Elizabeth Means (FGCU) def. Lindsey Cable/MayaBlue Stauffer-MacDowell (STET) 9-8Clarke Tatje/Rachel Luke (STET) def. Zhoe Solaun/Marina Diez (FGCU) 8-1
Singles - UCF vs. StetsonAndrea Crespo (STET) def. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0(11-9)Jenna Doerfler (UCF) def. Sara Lazarevic (STET) 6-4, 6-4Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Lindsey Cable (STET) 6-3, 6-3Courtney Griffith (UCF) def. Diana Bukajeva (STET) 4-6, 6-1, 1-0(10-8)Clarke Tatje (STET) def. Clare Mendell (UCF) 5-7, 6-3, 1-0(10-8)Caroline Eberhart (UCF) def. Jen Miller (STET) 6-1, 7-5MayaBlue Stauffer-MacDowell (STET) def. Katie Spivak (UCF) 6-4, 6-2Ann-Sophie Porry (UCF) def. Rachel Luke (STET) 6-3, 6-1
Singles - Marquette vs. FGCUAna Pimienta (MU) def. Sarah Means (FGCU) 6-4, 6-3Erin Gebes (MU) def. Morgan Bechtel (FGCU) 6-3, 6-2Johanna Sterkel (FGCU) def. Aina Hernandez (MU) 6-2, 4-6, 1-0(10-8)Rocio Diaz (MU) def. Elizabeth Means (FGCU) 6-4, 6-4Bettina Botha (FGCU) def. Aleeza Kanner (MU) 6-1, 6-2Vanessa Foltinger (MU) def. Zhoe Solaun (FGCU) 6-0, 6-1Ali Dawson (MU) def. Gyanna Mandic (FGCU) 0-6, 6-2, 1-0(10-7)Laia Hernandez (MU) def. Marina Diez (FGCU) 6-0, 6-0="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>