March 29, 2013
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Brian Ormiston
GREENVILLE, N.C. (UCFAthletics.com) - Temperatures in the 40s and 50s greeted the No. 72 UCF women's tennis team in Greenville, N.C., but the Knights warmed things up as the day progressed thanks to a 6-1 victory at East Carolina Friday. It was the Knights' first match since being ranked in the top 75 earlier in the week.
With the win, UCF improved to 11-5 on the season as well as 6-0 all-time against the Pirates (10-7).
Getting off to a 1-0 lead, UCF swept the doubles point vs. the home team Friday. At No. 1, Genevieve Lorbergs and Josephine Haraldson came through with an 8-4 win against Neena Wanko and Nicole LaDuca. Meanwhile at No. 2, Courtney Griffith and Caroline Eberhart bounced Melis Tanik and Yilian Zhang, 8-6, and Jenna Doerfler teamed up with Sofia Batista for an 8-5 triumph over Dana Gray and Danielle Terpko.
The Black and Gold then used three straight-set singles victories to clinch the overall match. Lorbergs had little trouble in a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Wanko at No. 1 and Haraldson collected a 6-1, 6-4 decision against Zhang at No. 3. Grabbing the fourth point for UCF, Griffith defeated LaDuca at No. 5, 6-1, 6-3.
After each player netted a 6-0 win in the first two sets, Baptista took down Abby Richmond at No. 6, 0-6, 6-0, 6-3, and Eberhart edged Terpko at No. 4, 6-3, 4-6, 1-0(10-1). It was Eberhart's 23rd singles win of her freshman campaign, moving her up to fifth in the UCF single-season record book (record is 28).
The trip to North Carolina will conclude when the Knights face off with UNC Wilmington Sunday at noon.
Tennis Match Results
UCF vs East Carolina
Mar 29, 2013 at Greenville, N.C.
#72 UCF 6, East Carolina 1
1. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) def. Neena Wanko (ECU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Melis Tanik (ECU) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 6-3, 6-0
3. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Yilian Zhang (ECU) 6-1, 6-4
4. Caroline Eberhart (UCF) def. Danielle Terpko (ECU) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-1)
5. Courtney Griffith (UCF) def. Nicole LaDuca (ECU) 6-1, 6-3
6. Sofia Baptista (UCF) def. Abby Richmond (ECU) 0-6, 6-0, 6-3
1. Josephine Haraldson/Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) def. Nicole LaDuca/Neena Wanko (ECU) 8-4
2. Caroline Eberhart/Courtney Griffith (UCF) def. Melis Tanik/Yilian Zhang (ECU) 8-6
3. Jenna Doerfler/Sofia Baptista (UCF) def. Dana Gray/Danielle Terpko (ECU) 8-5
UCF 11-5; National ranking #72
East Carolina 10-7