UCF Women's Tennis Moves on to C-USA Quarterfinals with 4-2 Win

GO KNIGHTS Courtney Griffith's victory in singles gave UCF the clinching point.
Courtney Griffith's victory in singles gave UCF the clinching point.

April 19, 2012

Final Stats

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By Brian Ormiston

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UCFAthletics.com) - Day one of the Conference USA Women's Tennis Championships concluded Thursday at the Dunavant-Wellford Tennis Center in Memphis, and UCF notched a 4-2 victory over SMU in the first round. The No. 7-seed Knights improved to 10-10 on the season while the No. 10 Mustangs concluded their season at 1-17.

UCF advances to the C-USA quarterfinals where it meets No. 2 Rice, which is also ranked No. 40 in the nation, Friday at 3 p.m. ET.

With the victory, the Knights have now won six of their last seven matches on the year, while they also won their seventh-consecutive C-USA first-round contest since joining the league in 2005-06.

Kicking off the afternoon session, the Knights breezed through doubles play to jump out to a 1-0 lead over the Mustangs. At No. 2, Alexis Rodriguez and Jenna Doerfler took down Elena Fayner and Kris Roberts, 8-1, while moments later Taylor Dubins and Andrea Yacaman posted the same score vs. Ashley Turpin and Perri Anderson at No. 3.

Josephine Haraldson quickly put UCF ahead, 2-0, when singles play began by earning a 6-2, 6-1 decision at No. 5 vs. Roberts. Even though SMU cut it to 2-1 at the No. 2 spot with Fayner defeating Alexis Rodriguez, 6-3, 6-1, the Knights pushed their lead to 3-1 thanks to Dubins stopping Turpin at No. 4, 6-2, 6-3.

Looking to get the Mustangs back in it, No. 56 Edyta Cieplucha topped Genevieve Lorbergs at No. 1, 6-3, 6-3. But that would be as close as SMU would get as Courtney Griffith outlasted Anderson in the No. 6 slot, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, for the fourth and deciding point.

Tennis Match Results
4/19/2012 at Memphis, Tenn.

UCF 4, SMU 2

Singles competition 1. #56 Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) def. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) 6-3, 6-3 2. Elena Fayner (SMU) def. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 6-3, 6-1 3. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) vs. Heather Steinbauer (SMU) 4-6, 6-1, 4-4, unfinished 4. Taylor Dubins (UCF) def. Ashley Turpin (SMU) 6-2, 6-3 5. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Kris Roberts (SMU) 6-2, 6-1 6. Courtney Griffith (UCF) def. Perri Anderson (SMU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

Doubles competition 1. Genevieve Lorbergs/Courtney Griffith (UCF) vs. Edyta Cieplucha/Heather Steinbauer (SMU) 5-6, unfinished 2. Jenna Doerfler/Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) def. Elena Fayner/Kris Roberts (SMU) 8-1 3. Taylor Dubins/Andrea Yacaman (UCF) def. Ashley Turpin/Perri Anderson (SMU) 8-1

Match Notes: SMU 1-17 UCF 10-10 Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (5,2,4,1,6)



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