Dual-Match Season Opens with Shutout Over Bethune-Cookman


Jan. 25, 2013

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By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - On a perfect January day in Florida, the UCF women's tennis team delivered a 7-0 shutout win against Bethune-Cookman at the UCF Tennis Complex. Friday marked the dual-match opener for both teams.

"We came out really solid today and played some very good doubles that got us off to a nice start," head coach Stephanie Nickitas said. "I think it was a really good first match to start the season. The freshman did a great job today for their first match out as well. They battled, and Clare Mendell pulled through a tough one. So I'm happy to see Caroline Eberhart, Sofia Baptista and Clare get their first matches under their belts."

Using identical 8-3 scores, the Knights swept the doubles point. Genevieve Lorbergs and Josephine Haraldson grabbed the victory at No. 1 against Chinatsu Kajiwara and Gaby Chinchilla, while Courtney Griffith and Caroline Eberhart topped Shereen Peterson-Paul and Maria Dimitrova at No. 2. Over at No. 3, Jenna Doerfler and Sofia Baptista secured the win vs. Ancia Ifill and Victoria Galyaeva.

To complete the shutout, the Black and Gold posted straight-set wins in five of the six singles matches. Lorbergs only surrendered one game in her 6-0, 6-1 decision at No. 1 vs. Kajiwara, and Baptista limited Ifill to four games in her 6-1, 6-3 victory at No. 5. Also picking up two-set triumphs were Doerfler at No. 2, Haraldson at No. 3 and Eberhart at No. 4. Clare Mendell finished off the day by edging Galyaeva at No. 6, 6-0, 5-7, 1-0(11-9)

The Knights get right back to work by hosting Florida A&M Saturday at noon, and admission is free.

Tennis Match ResultsBethune-Cookman vs UCFJan 25, 2013 at Orlando, Fla.
UCF 7, Bethune-Cookman 0
Singles competition1. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) def. Chinatsu Kajiwara (B-CU) 6-0, 6-12. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) def. Shereen Peterson-Paul (B-CU) 6-3, 6-23. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Maria Dimitrova (B-CU) 6-2, 6-34. Caroline Eberhart (UCF) def. Gaby Chinchilla (B-CU) 6-3, 6-35. Sofia Baptista (UCF) def. Ancia Ifill (B-CU) 6-1, 6-36. Clare Mendell (UCF) def. Victoria Galyaeva (B-CU) 6-0, 5-7, 1-0 (11-9)
Doubles competition1. Genevieve Lorbergs/Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Chinatsu Kajiwara/Gaby Chinchilla (B-CU) 8-32. Courtney Griffith/Caroline Eberhart (UCF) def. Shereen Peterson-Paul/Maria Dimitrova (B-CU) 8-33. Jenna Doerfler/Sofia Baptista (UCF) def. Ancia Ifill/Victoria Galyaeva (B-CU) 8-3
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