Topped by FIU

April 4, 2014

Final Stats

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By Brian Ormiston

MIAMI, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - UCF's women's tennis team opened a weekend road trip to Miami with a 4-3 loss to FIU Friday afternoon. The Knights fell to 4-11 on the year, and the Panthers' win pushed their record to 9-6.

The Black and Gold fell in heartbreaking fashion yet again as it was its fourth straight 4-3 defeat, while eight of their 11 losses in 2014 have been by 4-3 margins.

The Knights opened up by claiming the doubles point against the Panthers. At the top spot, Courtney Griffith and Caroline Eberhart stopped Carlotta Orlando and Nina Nagode, 8-3. And over at No. 2, Josephine Haraldson partnered with Sofia Baptista for an 8-2 decision against Valentina Briceno and Tina Mohorcic.

When singles began, Eberhart put the Knights ahead 2-0 with her 6-2, 6-3 win vs. Mohorcic at No. 3. The home team produced a win at No. 4, but Clare Mendell earned a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Briceno at No. 6. With a 3-1 lead, UCF could not get the fourth and deciding point as the Panthers won at Nos. 1, 5 and 2 for the team win.

UCF concludes its quick trip to South Florida with a neutral-site contest against UAB Saturday at noon.

Tennis Match Results
Apr 04, 2014 at Miami, Fla.

FIU 4, UCF 3
Singles competition
1. Carlotta Orlando (FIU) def. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 6-3, 6-2
2. Aleks Trifunovic (FIU) def. Courtney Griffith (UCF) 6-3, 6-4
3. Caroline Eberhart (UCF) def. Tina Mohorcic (FIU) 6-2, 6-3
4. Nina Nagode (FIU) def. Cortney Cesarini (UCF) 6-4, 6-1
5. Giulietta Boha (FIU) def. Sofia Baptista (UCF) 6-3, 6-3
6. Clare Mendell (UCF) def. Valentina Briceno (FIU) 6-1, 7-5

Doubles competition
1. Courtney Griffith/Caroline Eberhart (UCF) def. Carlotta Orlando/Nina Nagode (FIU) 8-3
2. Josephine Haraldson/Sofia Baptista (UCF) def. Valentina Briceno/Tina Mohorcic (FIU) 8-2
3. Giulietta Boha/Aleks Trifunovic (FIU) vs. Clare Mendell/Cortney Cesarini (UCF) unfinished

Match Notes:
UCF 4-11
FIU 9-6
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (3,4,6,1,5,2)