Jan. 27, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF women's tennis team traveled to Gainesville on Wednesday and dropped a 6-1 decision to No. 8 Florida. With the loss the Knights fell to 1-1 in the 2010 dual-match season while the Gators improved to 2-0.
Florida jumped out to an early 1-0 lead thanks to three victories in doubles. Yet the Black and Gold hoped to get on the board in the ensuing singles matches and it was senior Katie Orletsky who provided the spark for the Knights.
At the number five position, Orletsky broke out to a 3-0 lead in the first set against Claire Bartlett and held on for the 7-5 win. Even though Bartlett bounced back to take the second set, 6-3, Orletsky finished it off by getting past her opponent in a third-set super-tiebreaker, 1-0 (10-7).
UCF returns home to face Michigan State Friday at 4 p.m. and Florida Atlantic Saturday at 2 p.m. Admission to all matches at the UCF Tennis Complex is free.
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Tennis Match Results
UCF vs Florida
1/27/2010 at Gainesville, Fla.
#8 Florida 6, UCF 1
1. #15 Lauren Embree (UF) def. Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 6-0, 6-1
2. #81 Marrit Boonstra (UF) def. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 6-1, 6-0
3. #92 Anastasia Revzina (UF) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 6-0, 6-0
4. Caroline Hitimana (UF) def. Allison Hodges (UCF) 6-1, 6-0
5. Katie Orletsky (UCF) def. Claire Bartlett (UF) 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)
6. Brittany Borsanyi (UF) def. Taylor Dubins (UCF) 7-5, 6-1
1. Lauren Embree/Anastasia Revzina (UF) def. Alexis Rodriguez/Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 8-2
2. Claire Bartlett/Marrit Boonstra (UF) def. Allison Hodges/Katie Orletsky (UCF) 8-2
3. Caroline Hitimana/Joanna Mather (UF) def. Christy Core/Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 8-1
Florida 2-0; National ranking #8