Annual ITA Regional Tournament Now Underway in Tam

Oct. 19, 2012

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By Brian Ormiston

TAMPA, Fla. ( - UCF women's tennis completed the first day of the USTA/ITA Southeast Regionals Friday, hosted by the University of South Florida in Tampa. Three Knights were able to notch singles victories in the first round of the main draw.

Posting a straight-set win in her opening-round match, Caroline Eberhart defeated Masa Grgan of Georgia State, 6-4, 6-3. Meanwhile, Courtney Griffith delivered a grueling 5-7, 7-6, 7-5 come-from-behind triumph over USF's Paula Montoya, and Jenna Doerfler split the first two sets before topping Georgia's Lilly Kimbell, 6-3, 5-7, 7-5.

However, the Knights were unable to get past the second round, which featured two of UCF's three opponents being ranked in the top 32 in the country.

Day two of the ITA Southeast Regionals will take place Saturday with the singles backdraw when Genevieve Lorbergs takes on Diana Bukajeva from Stetson and Josephine Haraldson meets Whitney Byrd from Georgia State.

Day One Results at the USTA/ITA Southeast RegionalsDoublesAbigail Tere-Apisah/Masa Grgan (GST) def. Josephine Haraldson/Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) 8-4MayaBlue Stauffer-MacDowell/Lindsey Cable (STET) def. Courtney Griffith/Sofia Baptista (UCF) 8-3No. 30 Kate Fuller/Lauren Herring (UGA) def. Caroline Eberhart/Clare Mendell (UCF) 8-1
Singles - Main Draw First RoundKendal Woodard (GT) def. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) 6-3, 6-3Jenna Doerfler (UCF) def. Lilly Kimbell (UGA) 6-3, 5-7, 7-5Caroline Eberhart (UCF) def. Masa Grgan (GST) 6-4, 6-3Courtney Griffith (UCF) def. Paula Montoya (USF) 5-7, 7-6, 7-5Loreto Alonso (USF) def. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 6-1, 6-2
Singles - Main Draw Second RoundDaneika Borthwick (FSU) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 6-0, 6-1No. 29 Ecaterina Vasenina (USF) def. Caroline Eberhart (UCF) 7-6, 6-2No. 32 Sofie Oyen (UF) def. Courtney Griffith (UCF) 6-0, 6-0