Day One of the UCF Invitational in the Books

Jan. 19, 2013

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By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The spring season officially kicked off Saturday when the UCF women's tennis team opened the UCF Invitational. The majority of the Knights battled Furman in doubles play while also taking on Iowa in singles.

Action started up at 10 a.m. from the UCF Tennis Complex with all four programs competing in doubles. Entering with a 1-1 record together from the fall, Caroline Eberhart and Courtney Griffith slipped past Furman's Margaret Boyette and Kelly Sullivan, 8-4, for the first win of the day. Clare Mendell teamed up with Florida State's Kristina Schleich in an 8-5 triumph over Iowa's Katie Zordani and Annette Dohanics.

Singles was up next for the Black and Gold, which picked up four victories Saturday. The tightest match of the day occurred in a three-set thriller where Eberhart edged Iowa's Christina Harazin, 6-7, 7-6, 7-6. It was Eberhart's team-leading eighth victory in what is just her freshman season with the Knights.

Needing just two sets for a win, Griffith topped Zordani, 6-3, 7-5,while Sofia Baptista delivered a 7-6, 7-5 win over Dohanics. Mendell was the lone Knight who did not compete against a Hawkeye, as she battled Boyette and came through with a 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 win.

The event, which does not affect the teams' dual-match records, will continue Sunday at 10 a.m., and day three will conclude action Monday beginning at 9 a.m.

Day One Results from the UCF InvitationalDoublesAlex Moreno-Kaste/Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Genevieve Lorbergs/Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 8-7(5)Caroline Eberhart/Courtney Griffith (UCF) def. Margaret Boyette/Kelly Sullivan (FUR) 8-4Michele Stanford/Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Jenna Doerfler/Sofia Baptista (UCF) 8-4Clare Mendell (UCF)/Kristina Schleich (FSU) def. Katie Zordani/Annette Dohanics (IOWA) 8-5Morven McCulloch/Ruth Seaborne (IOWA) def. Francesca Segarelli/Daneika Borthwick (FSU) 8-5Amy Sargeant/Mia Vriens (FSU) def. Shelby Talcott/Christina Harazin (IOWA) 8-1Ellen Silver/Caitlin Hindmarsh (IOWA) def. Katie Spivak/Cassie Hochwalt (UCF) 8-4
SinglesRuth Seaborne (IOWA) def. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) 6-3, 6-1Morven McCulloch (IOWA) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 7-6, 6-3Shelby Talcott (IOWA) def. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 6-4, 6-2Courtney Griffith (UCF) def. Katie Zordani (IOWA) 6-3, 7-5Caroline Eberhart (UCF) def. Christina Harazin (IOWA) 6-7, 7-6, 7-6Sofia Baptista (UCF) def. Annette Dohanics (IOWA) 7-6, 7-5Ellen Silver (IOWA) def. Katie Spivak (UCF) 6-4, 6-0Caitlin Hindmarsh (IOWA) def. Cassie Hochwalt (UCF) 6-3, 6-0Clare Mendell (UCF) def. Margaret Boyette (FUR) 6-7, 6-3, 6-3No. 37 Daneika Borthwick (FSU) def. No. 68 Lauren Kline (FUR) 6-1, 6-2No. 73 Francesca Segarelli (FSU) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 6-3, 6-2No. 48 Mia Vriens (FSU) def. Michele Stanford (FUR) 6-3, 6-1No. 100 Amy Sargeant (FSU) def. Amanda Murray (FUR) 6-3, 6-1Kristina Schleich (FSU) def. Kelly Sullivan (FUR) 6-2, 6-1="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:>="https://ucfknights.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>