Women's Tennis Falls Short to No. 20 Tennessee, 4-0

ORLANDO - The UCF women’s tennis team suffered its first home defeat of the 2024 season Friday night, falling to No. 20 Tennessee 4-0 at the USTA National Campus.

Tennessee picked up the first doubles court at position two, when the doubles pairing of Jantje Tilbuerger and Olivia Lincer fell to the 52nd-ranked doubles pairing of Alana Wolfburg and Catherine Aulia. Court three fell moments later, as Sophia Biolay and Stefani Webb battled but were unable to overcome an early deficit, falling 6-3. The doubles tandem of Noel Saidenova and Anique Kattenbug were up 5-3 but went unfinished when Tennesee clinched the doubles point. 

Shifting into singles play, Tennessee picked up an early win at court four, where Saidenova fell to No. 83 Aulia, 6-2, 6-1.

After dropping the first set, Biolay put up a fight in the second, winning three consecutive games after trailing 5-1. No. 31 Sofia Cabezas struck back late to take the match 6-2, 6-4 and put the Lady Volunteers up 3-0.

Shortly after, Tennessee’s No. 125 Lauren Anzalotta took court six 6-4, 6-3, as the Knights fell 4-0 to the 20th-ranked Lady Vols.

The Knights will look to bounce back Sunday morning when they host Wisconsin at 11 a.m. at the USTA National Campus.

#20 Tennessee 4, UCF 0
Singles competition
1. #31 Sofia Cabezas (TENN) def. Sophia Biolay (UCF) 6-2, 6-4
2. Olivia Lincer (UCF) vs. Elza Tomase (TENN) 6-2, 6-5, unfinished
3. Jantje Tilbuerger (UCF) vs. #94 Alana Wolfberg (TENN) 4-6, 4-3, unfinished 
4. #83 Catherine Aulia (TENN) def. Noel Saidenova (UCF) 6-2, 6-1
5. Anique Kattenberg (UCF) vs. Esther Adeshina (TENN) 7-5, 4-4, unfinished 
6. #125 Lauren Anzalotta (TENN) def. Jaleesa Leslie (UCF) 6-4, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Noel Saidenova/Anique Kattenberg (UCF) vs. #29 Elza Tomase/Sofia Cabezas (TENN) 5-4, unfinished 
2. #52 Alana Wolfberg/Esther Adeshina (TENN) def. Jantje Tilbuerger/Olivia Lincer (UCF) 6-3
3. Lauren Anzalotta/Catherine Aulia (TENN) def. Sophia Biolay/Stefani Webb (UCF) 6-3

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (4,1,6)