Doubles Sweep

Sept. 28, 2013

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By Brian Ormiston

WINTER PARK, Fla. ( - Day two of the Knights Invitational wrapped up in Winter Park Saturday and UCF once again delivered in the first event of the fall.

Doubles play kicked off the action and the Black and Gold cruised its way to four victories over Florida Atlantic. Partnering up for wins were Cortney Cesarini/Sofia Baptista, Courtney Griffith/Bogna Nowicka, Josephine Haraldson/Caroline Eberhart and Clare Mendell/Annika Hepp.

Following doubles, singles got underway and UCF registered a pair of victories against USF. Newcomer Cortney Cesarini pulled out a 6-4, 6-0 win against Vera Bessonova, while Bogna Nowicka edged Hailey Grillo in a third-set super breaker, 6-4, 4-6, 1-0(7).

The Knights will complete the tournament with day three on Sunday.

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