UCF Women's Tennis Suffers Loss at No. 1 Florida

Jan. 30, 2013

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By Brian Ormiston

GAINESVILLE, Fla. ( - In its first road match of the season, the UCF women's tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision at No. 1 Florida Wednesday. The loss was the Knights' first of the year as they fell to 2-1, while the Gators improved to 2-0.

Having already posted wins together against teams like Marquette and Florida State in 2012-13, UCF's top doubles pair of Genevieve Lorbergs and Josephine Haraldson continued to shine in Gainesville. Entering the day with a three-match winning streak, the duo stretched it to four by cruising past Florida's No. 1 doubles team of Danielle Collins and Olivia Janowicz, 8-3. Collins ranks No. 22 in the nation in singles, while Janowicz sits at No. 114.

The victory by Lorbergs and Haraldson boosted their overall record to 10-5 dating back to their first match of the season in September. Even though UCF had a 1-0 lead in doubles against the Gators, the home team picked up wins at No. 2 and No. 3 to take the doubles point.

Florida would go on to collect six victories in singles action. Lorbergs had the toughest challenge of the day by facing the country's top-ranked player in Sofie Oyen. The UCF senior stayed step for step with Oyen in the first set, but could not record the upset, 7-5, 6-3.

The Knights will stay on the road for their next outing, as they will tangle with Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton Saturday at 11 a.m.

Tennis Match ResultsUCF vs FloridaJan 30, 2013 at Gainesville, Fla.
#1 Florida 7, UCF 0
Singles competition1. #1 Sofie Oyen (UF) def. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) 7-5, 6-32. Alexandra Cercone (UF) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 6-2, 6-23. #22 Danielle Collins (UF) def. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 6-0, 6-04. #114 Olivia Janowicz (UF) def. Caroline Eberhart (UCF) 6-3, 6-25. #66 Brianna Morgan (UF) def. Sofia Baptista (UCF) 6-1, 6-16. #82 Caroline Hitimana (UF) def. Clare Mendell (UCF) 6-3, 6-2
Doubles competition1. Genevieve Lorbergs/Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Danielle Collins/Olivia Janowicz (UF) 8-32. Sofie Oyen/Caroline Hitimana (UF) def. Caroline Eberhart/Courtney Griffith (UCF) 8-43. Alexandra Cercone/Brianna Morgan (UF) def. Sofia Baptista/Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 8-3
Match Notes:UCF 2-1Florida 2-0; National ranking #1