UCF's Lorbergs Defeats Fifth Ranked Opponent of th

April 13, 2013

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By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Continuing her remarkable senior season, Genevieve Lorbergs earned her fifth victory over a ranked opponent in UCF's women's tennis team's 6-1 loss to No. 25 Notre Dame Saturday. The Australia native also claimed her seventh-straight victory, and moved her dual-match record to 15-4 at the No. 1 position this spring.

The Black and Gold completed the regular season with a 13-7 record, while the Fighting Irish improved to 13-8.

Lorbergs battled one of the best players in the nation in No. 40 Britney Sanders, and fell behind by dropping the first set 6-4. The UCF senior stormed back to take the next set 6-4 before topping Sanders in the third-set super tiebreaker, 10-3.

It marked Lorbergs' highest-ranked opponent she had defeated in 2012-13. Her current streak of seven wins in a row has been highlighted by two triumphs versus ranked foes (No. 81 Matea Cutura from DePaul). After starting the year with a 6-8 record in tournament play, Lorbergs' 15-4 spring record pushed her overall total to 21-12 in singles.

With 21 wins in singles action, Lorbergs climbed to a tie for 14th on the UCF single-season victories chart.

Up next for the Knights will be the Conference USA Championship in Houston April 18-21. The bracket will be released by C-USA when it becomes finalized.

Tennis Match ResultsNotre Dame vs UCFApr 13, 2013 at Orlando, Fla.
#25 Notre Dame 6, UCF 1
Singles competition1. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) def. #40 Britney Sanders (UND) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-3)2. Jennifer Kellner (UND) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 6-2, 6-33. Quinn Gleason (UND) def. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 6-1, 6-24. Chrissie McGaffigan (UND) def. Caroline Eberhart (UCF) 6-2, 6-25. Katherine White (UND) def. Sofia Baptista (UCF) 6-4, 6-26. Julie Vrabel (UND) def. Clare Mendell (UCF) 6-3, 6-1
Doubles competition1. #60 Chrissie McGaffigan/Jennifer Kellner (UND) def. Josephine Haraldson/Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) 8-22. #62 Julie Sabacinski/Britney Sanders (UND) def. Caroline Eberhart/Courtney Griffith (UCF) 8-23. Jenna Doerfler/Sofia Baptista (UCF) vs. Quinn Gleason/Katherine White (UND) 3-5, unfinished
Match Notes:Notre Dame 13-8; National ranking #25UCF 13-7