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

April 19, 2012

Final Stats

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By Brian Ormiston
UCFAthletics.com

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
SMU vs UCF
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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