April 17, 2010
By Heather Lancaster
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF women's tennis team concluded its regular season with a 5-2 win over East Carolina. The Knights won the doubles point and collected four singles victories helping them improve their record to 12-6 on the dual-match season.
"There was a great team effort today," said head coach Stephanie Nickitas. "It's always great to end on a high note like this, getting a win over a conference team and now heading to the Conference USA tournament next week."
The Knights jumped out to an early lead collecting the doubles point with wins at all three positions. At No. 1, junior Jenny Frisell and sophomore Alexis Rodriguez claimed an 8-4 victory over Jessica Cook and Audrey LePottier improving their record to 6-3 on the season. Sophomore Christy Core and freshman Allison Hodges took down Petra Vogel and Yilian Zhang, 8-6 at the No. 2 position. Meanwhile, sophomores Andrea Yacaman and Taylor Dubins dropped only two games in their win at the No. 3 spot.
In singles, freshmen Jenna Doerfler and Allison Hodges both forced their opponent to a third set. Doerfler lost the first set, 6-3, but fought back to win the next two sets, 6-2, 6-4. Hodges was able to hold on in her win at the No. 5 spot, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. At the No. 6 position, senior Katie Orletsky only dropped four games in her final match at the UCF Tennis Complex, defeating Abby Richmond, 6-0, 6-4.
The Knights now head to Tulsa, Okla, from April 22-25 for the C-USA Championships with a 4-1 record in conference play. Last year, the Black and Gold made it to the second round after it defeated Tulane, 4-0.
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Tennis Match Results
East Carolina vs UCF
4/17/2010 at Orlando, Fla.
UCF 5, East Carolina 2
1. Jenny Frisell (UCF) def. Jessica Cook (ECU) 6-1, 6-3
2. Petra Vogel (ECU) def. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 3-6, 6-3, 6-0
3. Natalie Collins (ECU) def. Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 6-3, 6-4
4. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) def. Audrey LePottier (ECU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
5. Allison Hodges (UCF) def. Yilian Zhang (ECU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
6. Katie Orletsky (UCF) def. Abby Richmond (ECU) 6-0, 6-4
1. Jenny Frisell/Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) def. Jessica Cook/Audrey LePottier (ECU) 8-4
2. Christy Core/Allison Hodges (UCF) def. Petra Vogel/Yilian Zhang (ECU) 8-6
3. Taylor Dubins/Andrea Yacaman (UCF) def. Natalie Collins/Tamara Sachs (ECU) 8-2
East Carolina 17-9