9-0 In Singles

Sept. 27, 2013

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By Brian Ormiston

WINTER PARK, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - The UCF women's tennis team got the 2013 fall season underway Friday with the Knights Invitational in Winter Park. The tournament is being held at the Bert W. Martin Tennis Complex and the Tiedtke Tennis Courts.

The Black and Gold stormed out of the gates against Florida Atlantic in singles action, going a perfect 9-0 vs. the Owls, with eight of those victories coming in straight sets. Giving up only two games in their respective matches, Josephine Haraldson and Caroline Eberhart cruised to their wins, while Courtney Griffith surrendered just three games en route to her triumph.

Veterans Sofia Baptista, Clare Mendell and Cassie Hochwalt also notched singles wins for the Knights. Three newcomers joined the party Friday for their first taste of collegiate tennis. Bogna Nowicka had little trouble vs. Taylor Briggs in a 6-2, 6-1 decision, Annika Hepp topped Alexa Ricca, 6-1, 6-4, and Cortney Cesarini delivered a 6-0, 7-5 win vs. Bianca Biglione.

For day two Saturday, UCF will battle FAU in doubles at 10 a.m. and USF in singles immediately afterward. All of the action for the Knights will take place at the Bert W. Martin Tennis Complex.

Day One Results at the Knights InvitationalDoublesSarah Means/Elizabeth Means (FGCU) def. Josephine Haraldson/Courtney Griffith (UCF) 8-6Bettina Botha/Johanna Sterkel (FGCU) def. Bogna Nowicka/Caroline Eberhart (UCF) 9-8(8)Kayla Rizzolo/Loreto Alonso-Martinez (USF) def. Catalina Ene/Kandis Legall (FAU) 8-3Olaya Garrido-Rivas/Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Lyndsey Boos/Stephanie Cardullo (FAU) 8-4Vera Bessonova/Olga Martinez (USF) def. Bianca Biglione/Alexa Ricca (FAU) 8-0Alessandra Bonte/Hailey Grillo (USF) def. Taylor Briggs/Claire-Mitchell Andrews (FAU) 8-0
SinglesJosephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Catalina Ene (FAU) 6-0, 6-2Caroline Eberhart (UCF) def. Kandis Legall (FAU) 6-1, 6-1Courtney Griffith (UCF) def. Lyndsey Boos (FAU) 6-1, 6-2Sofia Baptista (UCF) def. Claire-Mitchel Andrews (FAU) 7-6(8), 6-3Cortney Cesarini (UCF) def. Bianca Biglione (FAU) 6-0, 7-5Clare Mendell (UCF) def. Stephanie Cardullo (FAU) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1Annika Hepp (UCF) def. Alexa Ricca (FAU) 6-1, 6-4Bogna Nowicka (UCF) def. Taylor Briggs (FAU) 6-2, 6-1Cassie Hochwalt (UCF) def. Maria Suger (FAU) 6-3, 6-4Kayla Rizzolo (USF) def. Sarah Means (FGCU) 6-2 6-4Loreto Alonso-Martinez (USF) def. Johanna Sterkel (FGCU) 6-1, 6-0Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Elizabeth Means (FGCU) 5-7, 6-2, 6-3Olaya Garrido-Rivas (USF) def. Bettina Botha (FGCU) 6-1, 6-3Olga Martinez (USF) def. Candela Munoz Giron (FGCU) 6-4, 6-4