Jan. 29, 2012
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By Brian Ormiston
WACO, Texas (UCFAthletics.com) - Wrapping up play at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend event hosted by Baylor in Waco, Texas, the UCF women's tennis team lost to No. 73 UT Arlington Sunday, 5-2. With the defeat, the Knights dropped to 1-3 on the year while the Mavericks improved to 1-1.
Doubles play got underway at 11 a.m. local time, and UTA took a 1-0 lead with victories at No. 1 and No. 2. UCF's No. 3 tandem of Taylor Dubins and Andrea Yacaman were up 7-4 on Verena Scott and Christine Foote before the match was halted since the Mavericks already controlled the doubles point.
UT Arlington did own a 2-0 overall lead thanks to a win at No. 5 singles, only to have the Knights tie it up at 2-2. At No. 2, Alexis Rodriguez stormed away with a 6-1, 6-2 triumph against Giada D'ortona, and Dubins added a convincing 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 5 vs. Nikola Matovicova. However the Mavericks recorded wins at the remaining three positions to cap off the afternoon.
UCF will return to the courts Wednesday when it travels to Florida with first serve scheduled for 3 p.m. The Knights will open its home dual-match slate Feb. 3 vs. East Carolina at 2 p.m.
Tennis Match Results
1. Maria MartinezRomero (UTA) def. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) 6-4, 6-3
2. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) def. Giada D'ortona (UTA) 6-1, 6-2
3. Natalia Mayuk (UTA) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
4. Taylor Dubins (UCF) def. Nikola Matovicova (UTA) 6-3, 6-0
5. Verena Scott (UTA) def. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 6-1, 6-1
6. Christine Foote (UTA) def. Allison Hodges (UCF) 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
1. Nikola Matovicova/Maria MartinezRomero (UTA) def. Genevieve Lorbergs/Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 8-4
2. Giada D'ortona/Natalia Mayuk (UTA) def. Jenna Doerfler/Courtney Griffith (UCF) 8-4
3. Verena Scott/Christine Foote (UTA) vs. Taylor Dubins/Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 4-7, unfinished
UT Arlington 1-1; National ranking #73
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (5,2,4,1,6,3)