Fall Season Complete

Nov. 3, 2013

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By Brian Ormiston

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - It has been a busy few weeks for the UCF women's tennis team, and it officially concluded its fall season Sunday with the third and final day of the UNF Invitational in Jacksonville.

During Sunday's action, UCF grabbed three doubles victories in four matches, while it also notched four singles wins.

On the doubles courts, Clare Mendell and Cassie Hochwalt defeated FAMU's Stephanie Miller and Shantal Blackwood, 8-5. And facing opponents from Charleston Southern, Cortney Cesarini and Annika Hepp flew by Alia Nour and Gabriela Srodowski, 8-3, and Courtney Griffith and Josephine Haraldson toppled Marketa Placha and Nicolin Lucke, 8-5.

Taking on a pair of Bulls from USF, Cesarini and Mendell secured two more victories, this time on the singles courts. Cesarini came through with a 7-6(4), 6-3 decision against Vera Bessonova, and Mendell notched a 6-2, 6-2 win vs. Hailey Grillo.

Capping off the day, Caroline Eberhart only gave up two games in a 6-1, 6-1 win over FAMU's Symone Townsend, and Griffith edged Nour, 6-4, 5-7, 6-1.

The Black and Gold will start to get ready for the spring season which start up Jan. 18-20 with the UCF Invitational. The Knights' first dual match is set for Jan. 25 at Florida Gulf Coast.

UCF's Day Three Results
Clare Mendell/Cassie Hochwalt (UCF) def. Stephanie Miller/Shantal Blackwood (FAMU) 8-5
Courtney Griffith/Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Marketa Placha/Nicolin Lucke (CSU) 8-5
Yvonne Hubler/Alexandra Walters (CSU) def. Caroline Eberhart/Sofia Baptista (UCF) 8-7(2)
Cortney Cesarini/Annika Hepp (UCF) def. Alia Nour/Gabriela Srodowski (CSU) 8-3

Cortney Cesarini (UCF) def. Vera Bessonova (USF) 7-6(4), 6-3
Clare Mendell (UCF) def. Hailey Grillo (USF) 6-2, 6-2
Gabriela Srodowski (CSU) def. Annika Hepp (UCF) 6-1, 6-2
Caroline Eberhart (UCF) def. Symone Townsend (FAMU) 6-1, 6-1
Courtney Griffith (UCF) def. Alia Nour (CSU) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1
Clara Perez (Armstrong) def. Sofia Baptista (UCF) 6-3, 6-1
Nicolin Lucke (CSU) def. Cassie Hochwalt (UCF) 6-0, 6-0
Simona Weymar (UNF) def. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5