March 5, 2010
By Heather Lancaster
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF women's tennis team (7-1) kept it's winning streak alive at six by defeating Louisiana-Lafayette (2-4), 4-3. Despite losing the doubles point, the Knights fought back to collect four singles points.
"We started off a little slow today. Losing the doubles point is always a tough situation to be in," said head coach Stephanie Nickitas. "But, I am proud of the way we kept our composure and did not panic. It's a really good confidence builder to know that you can lose the doubles point, but still can come back and win the match."
Sophomores Andrea Yacaman and Taylor Dubins collected an 8-3 win, defeating Briggitt Marcovich and Shelby Dufrene at the No. 3 doubles position.
Then in singles play, Yacaman picked up another victory at the No. 3 spot by taking down Marcovich, 6-3, 6-0. Freshman Jenna Doerfler continued her five-game winning streak after her victory at No. 4 over Milou Israel, 6-3, 6-3. At the No. 6 singles position senior Katie Orletsky bettered her singles record to 7-3 with her win over Dufrene.
The Knights will be home again Saturday to host No. 60 Harvard at 2 p.m. Admission to all matches at the UCF Tennis Complex is free.
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Tennis Match Results
Louisiana-Lafayette vs UCF
3/5/2010 at Orlando, Fla.
#70 UCF 4, Louisiana-Lafayette 3
1. Audrey Wooland (ULL) def. #83 Jenny Frisell (UCF) 7-6 (11-9), 6-4
2. Julie Mazinova (ULL) def. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 7-5, 7-5
3. Andrea Yacaman (UCF) def. Briggitt Marcovich (ULL) 6-3, 6-0
4. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) def. Milou Israel (ULL) 6-3, 6-3
5. Allison Hodges (UCF) def. Mia Gordon (ULL) 6-4, 6-2
6. Katie Orletsky (UCF) def. Shelby Dufrene (ULL) 6-1, 6-3
1. Julie Mazinova/Mia Gordon (ULL) def. Jenny Frisell/Katie Orletsky (UCF) 8-3
2. Milou Israel/Audrey Wooland (ULL) def. Christy Core/Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 8-3
3. Andrea Yacaman/Taylor Dubins (UCF) def. Briggitt Marcovich/Shelby Dufrene (ULL) 8-3
UCF 7-1; National ranking #70