Tight 4-3 Loss to ETSU


GO KNIGHTS Josephine Haraldson earned wins in doubles and singles Thursday.
GO KNIGHTS
Josephine Haraldson earned wins in doubles and singles Thursday.
GO KNIGHTS

March 27, 2014

Final Stats

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By Brian Ormiston
UCFKnights.com

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - Tough conditions nestled over the UCF Tennis Complex Thursday as the UCF women's tennis team suffered a 4-3 loss to East Tennessee State.

The Knights have been in close matches all season long, as 11 of their 14 contests have resulted in either 4-3 or 5-2 margins.

With the loss, UCF fell to 4-10 in dual-match competition, and the Buccaneers improved to 9-7.

The Black and Gold opened the day with a win at No. 2 doubles as Sofia Baptista and Josephine Haraldson took down Salma Dahbi and Sofia Espana at No. 2, 8-2. But the Bucs were able to snag victories at No. 1 and No. 3 for the doubles point.

The visitors then opened a 2-0 lead with a win at No. 2 singles, only to have UCF storm right back. At No. 3, Caroline Eberhart was off the court quickly thanks to a 6-2, 6-2 decision against Espana. Clare Mendell may have went three sets at No. 6, but the final two also went at a brisk pace as she defeated Dahbi, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1. And just as Mendell was grabbing a win, Haraldson topped Giulia Andreazza at No. 1, 6-4, 6-3.

With the final two matches at No. 4 and No. 5 in third sets, the overall match went to ETSU as the Bucs held a comeback of their own to seal the win.

UCF will now prepare for its final two regular-season road matches of 2014 when it heads to Miami to face FIU April 4 and UAB April 5.

Tennis Match Results
East Tennessee State vs UCF
Mar 27, 2014 at Orlando, Fla.

East Tennessee State 4, UCF 3
Singles competition
1. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Giulia Andreazza (ETSU) 6-4, 6-3
2. Lyn Yee Choo (ETSU) def. Courtney Griffith (UCF) 6-2, 6-3
3. Caroline Eberhart (UCF) def. Sofia Espana (ETSU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Ana Gerbasi (ETSU) def. Cortney Cesarini (UCF) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
5. Jessica Brumit (ETSU) def. Sofia Baptista (UCF) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1
6. Clare Mendell (UCF) def. Salma Dahbi (ETSU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Lyn Yee Choo/Ana Gerbasi (ETSU) def. Caroline Eberhart/Courtney Griffith (UCF) 8-6
2. Sofia Baptista/Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Salma Dahbi/Sofia Espana (ETSU) 8-2
3. Jessica Brumit/Giulia Andreazza (ETSU) def. Clare Mendell/Cortney Cesarini (UCF) 8-2

Match Notes:
East Tennessee State 9-7
UCF 4-10

 

 

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