UCF Women's Tennis Tumbles at No. 25 Memphis


March 8, 2013

Final Stats

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By Brian Ormiston

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UCFAthletics.com) - In its first trip outside of the state of Florida for the 2012-13 season, the UCF women's tennis team suffered a 6-1 loss at No. 25 Memphis Friday at the Racquet Club of Memphis. It also was the Knights' fourth match against a ranked opponent in their last six outings.

With the defeat, UCF dropped to 7-5 on the year, and the Tigers jumped to 8-4.

As both teams looked to take the 1-0 lead in doubles play, UCF grabbed the first win at the No. 3 position when Jenna Doerfler and Sofia Baptista got by Liza Tymchenko and Skylar Kuykendall, 8-4. However, Memphis tied it up with a win at No. 2, and the Tigers' No. 58-ranked duo of Courtney Collins and Kelly Gray won the final two games at No. 1 against Genevieve Lorbergs and Josephine Haraldson for a 9-7 decision and the doubles point.

Memphis then delivered three-straight singles victories to secure the overall team win. Caroline Eberhart put a halt to the Tigers' streak when she topped Tymchenko at No. 4, 6-4, 6-4. Just a freshman, Eberhart now paces the team with a 17-7 record, including a 9-3 mark in dual-match play.

UCF wraps up its trip to Memphis with a neutral-site contest against Saint Louis Saturday at 1 p.m.

Tennis Match ResultsUCF vs MemphisMar 08, 2013 at Memphis, Tenn.
#25 Memphis 6, UCF 1
Singles competition1. #23 Courtney Collins (MEM) def. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) 6-4, 7-62. Tiffany Welcher (MEM) def. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 6-2, 6-23. Skylar Kuykendall (MEM) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 6-1, 6-04. Caroline Eberhart (UCF) def. Liza Tymchenko (MEM) 6-4, 6-45. Alyssa Hibberd (MEM) def. Courtney Griffith (UCF) 7-6, 7-56. Caroline Wegner (MEM) def. Sofia Baptista (UCF) 6-2, 6-4
Doubles competition1. #58 Courtney Collins/Kelly Gray (MEM) def. Genevieve Lorbergs/Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 9-72. Tiffany Welcher/Alyssa Hibberd (MEM) def. Caroline Eberhart/Courtney Griffith (UCF) 8-53. Sofia Baptista/Jenna Doerfler (UCF) def. Liza Tymchenko/Skylar Kuykendall (MEM) 8-4
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