UCF Invitational Kicks Off Saturday

Jan. 18, 2014

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By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - UCF's women's tennis team officially got its spring schedule underway Saturday with the UCF Invitational on the newly surfaced courts of the UCF Tennis Complex.

The Knights started the morning with doubles action against Furman, where Sofia Baptista and Cortney Cesarini teamed up for a 6-3 win against Katherine Oudin and Alex Moreno-Kaste.

Up next was singles vs. FIU, and three of the six matches went the distance. Pulling out a victory was Clare Mendell, who topped Tina Mohorcic, 2-6, 6-1, 1-0(10-6).

Day two of the event will open Sunday with the Black and Gold battling FIU in doubles at 9 a.m. and then UNF in singles in the afternoon. Admission is free.

Day One Results at the UCF Invitational
Singles competition
Carlotta Orlando (FIU) def. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 6-1, 6-2
Nina Nagode (FIU) def. Sofia Baptista (UCF) 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5)
AleksandraTrifunovic (FIU) def. Cortney Cesarini (UCF) 7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (10-7)
Clare Mendell (UCF) def. Tina Mohorcic (FIU) 2-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-6)
Giulietta Boha (FIU) def. Annika Hepp (UCF) 7-5, 6-3
Valentina Briceno (FIU) def. Cassie Hochwalt (UCF) 6-4, 7-5
Simona Weymar (North Florida) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (Furman) 6-3, 6-1
Ansley Speaks (Furman) def. Marina Cunningham (North Florida) 6-3, 6-2
Katherine Oudin (Furman) def. Taylor Hollander (North Florida) 6-4, 7-5
Blair Martin (Furman) def. Michelle Valdez (North Florida) 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8)
Rebeca Pereira (North Florida) def. Kelly Sullivan (Furman) 6-2, 6-4
Quetzali Vazquez (North Florida) def. Margaret Boyette (Furman) 7-5, 6-4
Amanda Murray (Furman) def. Mariella Calderon (North Florida) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles competition
Tina Mohorcic/Nina Nagode (FIU) def. Simona Weymar/Rebeca Pereira (North Florida) 6-3
Carlotta Orlando/AleksandraTrifunovic (FIU) def. Marina Cunningham/Taylor Hollander (North Florida) 7-6 (7-3)
Michelle Valdez/Quetzali Vazquez (North Florida) def. Giulietta Boha/Valentina Briceno (FIU) 6-4
Sofia Baptista/Cortney Cesarini (UCF) def. Katherine Oudin/Alex Moreno-Kaste (Furman) 6-3
Blair Martin/Ansley Speaks (Furman) def. Clare Mendell/Annika Hepp (UCF) 6-1
Margaret Boyette/Karlee Bryde (Furman) def. Josephine Haraldson/Cassie Hochwalt (UCF) 6-2