Sunday Six

Jan. 19, 2014

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By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - Four Knights picked up singles victories while two doubles teams also delivered wins during a successful day two of the UCF Invitational Sunday at the UCF Tennis Complex.

The morning witnessed UCF and FIU clash in three doubles tilts. Earning a 6-2 win were Sofia Baptista and Cortney Cesarini who topped Carlotta Orlando and Aleksandra Trifunovic. And grabbing a 6-3 triumph were Annika Hepp and Clare Mendell as the tandem defeated Giulietta Boha and Valentina Briceno.

The Knights then went up against North Florida in singles play, with Cesarini and Hepp cruising to straight-set victories in their respective matches. Josephine Haraldson battled back from losing her first set in a 4-6, 6-3, 1-0(10-4) win over Simona Weymar, and Baptista won her three-set match thanks to a 7-5, 4-6, 1-0(10-5) decision against Taylor Hollander.

The third and final day of the UCF Invitational is set for Monday beginning at 9 a.m. Admission for all fans is free.

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

Doubles competition
Alex Moreno-Kaste/Katherine Oudin (Furman) def. Simona Weymar/Rebeca Pereira (North Florida) 6-3
Blair Martin/Ansley Speaks (Furman) def. Marina Cunningham/Taylor Hollander (North Florida) 6-2
Margaret Boyette/Karlee Bryde (Furman) def. Michelle Valdez/Quetzali Vazquez (North Florida) 7-6 (7-4)
Tina Mohorcic/Nina Nagode (FIU) def. Courtney Griffith/Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 7-5
Sofia Baptista/Cortney Cesarini (UCF) def. Carlotta Orlando/AleksandraTrifunovic (FIU) 6-2
Annika Hepp/Clare Mendell (UCF) def. Giulietta Boha/Valentina Briceno (FIU) 6-3