UCF Women's Tennis Closes Home Tournament with Solid Victories

GO KNIGHTS Josephine Haraldson picked up a pair of victories Monday.
Josephine Haraldson picked up a pair of victories Monday.

Jan. 21, 2013

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By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Rain in the area did not affect play too much during the final day of the UCF Invitational Monday, where the UCF women's tennis team delivered several impressive wins to close out the event.

"I think we got a lot of good, competitive matches under our belt," head coach Stephanie Nickitas said. "It was a great way to start off and prepare for our regular-season matches coming up this week. Overall, I'm quite happy with everybody's performance."

Battling hard all weekend long, the UCF duo of Genevieve Lorbergs and Josephine Haraldson played two-straight matches vs. Furman and Iowa that required tiebreakers. But on Monday they came through with a huge win as they defeated Florida State's top team of Daneika Borthwick and Amy Sargeant, 8-6.

Playing together for the first time since the fall, Clare Mendell teamed with Caroline Eberhart for an 8-6 triumph over Iowa's Caitlin Hindmarsh and Annette Dohanics. Overall, the freshmen tandem now have three wins as a doubles pair in 2012-13.

The Knights then posted four victories on the singles courts against Furman, including three straight-set wins. Lorbergs edged Lauren Kline, 7-6(2), 7-5, Mendell topped Jenny Porter, 6-2, 6-2, and Katie Spivak notched a 6-2, 6-3 decision against Margaret Boyette. In one of the best matches of the day, Haraldson inched past Amanda Murray, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(9).

UCF's dual-match schedule is up next, and it begins this weekend when it hosts Bethune-Cookman Friday at 2 p.m. and Florida A&M Saturday at noon.

Day Three Results from the UCF Invitational
Genevieve Lorbergs/Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Daneika Borthwick/Amy Sargeant (FSU) 8-6
Mia Vriens/Kristina Schleich (FSU) def. Sofia Baptista/Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 8-5
Clare Mendell/Caroline Eberhart (UCF) def. Caitlin Hindmarsh/Annette Dohanics (IOWA) 8-6
Ruth Seaborne/Morven McCulloch (IOWA) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste/Lauren Kline (FUR) 8-5
Shelby Talcott/Katie Zordani (IOWA) def. Kelly Sullivan/Margaret Boyette (FUR) 8-3
Ellen Silver/Christina Harazin (IOWA) def. Amanda Murray/Jenny Porter (FUR) 8-1

Singles Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) def. Lauren Kline (FUR) 7-6(2), 7-5 Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 6-2, 6-3 Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Amanda Murray (FUR) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6( 9) Kelly Sullivan (FUR) def. Caroline Eberhart (UCF) 6-4, 6-1 Clare Mendell (UCF) def. Jenny Porter (FUR) 6-2, 6-2 Katie Spivak (UCF) def. Margaret Boyette (FUR) 6-2, 6-3 Annette Dohanics (IOWA) def. Cassie Hochwalt (UCF) 6-2, 6-0 Caitlin Hindmarsh (IOWA) def. Sofia Baptista (UCF) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0(10-6) No. 37 Daneika Borthwick (FSU) def. Ruth Seaborne (IOWA) 6-4, 6-0 No. 48 Mia Vriens (FSU) def. Shelby Talcott (IOWA) 6-3, 6-3 No. 73 Francesca Segarelli (FSU) def. Katie Zordani (IOWA) 6-2, 6-3 Kristina Schleich (FSU) def. Christina Harazin (IOWA) 6-2, 6-3