Knights Upend Temple

April 17, 2014

Final Stats

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By Brian Ormiston

TAMPA, Fla. ( - Facing No. 7 seed Temple in the first round of the American Athletic Conference Championships, the No. 10 UCF women's tennis team delivered a 4-0 shutout of the Owls Thursday morning.

Up next for the Knights (7-12) will be No. 2 seed Memphis with first serve getting underway Friday at 9 a.m.

The Black and Gold made quick work of the doubles competition with Temple (8-11) to secure the first point of the day. Caroline Eberhart and Courtney Griffith cruised to an 8-3 result over Rebecca Breland and Dina Karina at No. 1, and Clare Mendell and Cortney Cesarini got by Alicia Doms and Minami Okajima at No. 3, 8-2.

Looking for just three more points to advance to the second round, UCF got them from the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 5 positions.

At No. 5, Mendell blitzed Anais Nussaume by giving up just one game in a 6-0, 6-1 win. The Knights went up 3-0 on Josephine Haraldson's 7-6(5), 6-0 victory over Doms at No. 1, and picking up the deciding point was Eberhart who defeated Yana Mavrina at No. 2, 6-0, 7-6(5).

Tennis Match Results
UCF vs Temple
Apr 17, 2014 at Tampa, Fla.

UCF 4, Temple 0
Singles competition
1. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Alicia Doms (TEM) 7-6 (7-5), 6-0
2. Caroline Eberhart (UCF) def. Yana Mavrina (TEM) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)
3. Jordan Batey (TEM) vs. Courtney Griffith (UCF) unfinished
4. Dina Karina (TEM) vs. Cortney Cesarini (UCF) unfinished
5. Clare Mendell (UCF) def. Anais Nussaume (TEM) 6-0, 6-1
6. Minami Okajima (TEM) vs. Sofia Baptista (UCF) unfinished

Doubles competition
1. Caroline Eberhart/Courtney Griffith (UCF) def. Rebecca Breland/Dina Karina (TEM) 8-3
2. Yana Mavrina/Anais Nussaume (TEM) vs. Josephine Haraldson/Sofia Baptista (UCF) unfinished
3. Clare Mendell/Cortney Cesarini (UCF) def. Alicia Doms/Minami Okajima (TEM) 8-2

Match Notes:
UCF 7-12
Temple 8-11