Doubles Sweep



Sept. 28, 2013

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By Brian Ormiston

WINTER PARK, Fla. ( - Day two of the Knights Invitational wrapped up in Winter Park Saturday and UCF once again delivered in the first event of the fall.

Doubles play kicked off the action and the Black and Gold cruised its way to four victories over Florida Atlantic. Partnering up for wins were Cortney Cesarini/Sofia Baptista, Courtney Griffith/Bogna Nowicka, Josephine Haraldson/Caroline Eberhart and Clare Mendell/Annika Hepp.

Following doubles, singles got underway and UCF registered a pair of victories against USF. Newcomer Cortney Cesarini pulled out a 6-4, 6-0 win against Vera Bessonova, while Bogna Nowicka edged Hailey Grillo in a third-set super breaker, 6-4, 4-6, 1-0(7).

The Knights will complete the tournament with day three on Sunday.

Day Two Results at the Knights Invitational
Cortney Cesarini/Sofia Baptista (UCF) def. Catalina Ene/Kandis Legall (FAU) 8-1
Courtney Griffith/Bogna Nowicka (UCF) def. Lyndsey Boos/Stephanie Cardullo (FAU) 8-1
Josephine Haraldson/Caroline Eberhart (UCF) def. Taylor Briggs/Claire-Mitchell Andrews (FAU) 8-3
Clare Mendell/Annika Hepp (UCF) def. Bianca Biglione/Alexa Ricca (FAU) 8-4
Fanny Fracassi/Olaya Garrido-Rivas (USF) def. Elizabeth Means/Sarah Means (FGCU) 8-7
Vera Bessonvoa/Olga Martinez (USF) def. Bettina Botha/Johanna Sterkel (FGCU) 8-7

Singles Kayla Rizzolo (USF) def. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 6-1 7-6(4) Loreto Alonso-Martinez (USF) def. Caroline Eberhart (UCF) 6-2, 6-4 Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Courtney Griffith (UCF) 6-4, 7-6(2) Olava Garrido-Rivas (USF) def. Sofia Baptista (UCF) 6-1, 6-1 Cortney Cesarini (UCF) def. Vera Bessonova (USF) 6-4, 6-0 Loreto Alonso-Martinez (USF) def. Clare Mendel (UCF) 6-0, 7-5 Alessandra Bonte (USF) def. Annika Hepp (UCF) 6-2, 6-2 Bogna Nowicka (UCF) def. Hailey Grillo (USF) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0(7) Sarah Means (FGCU) def. Catalina Ene (FAU) 6-1, 6-0 Johanna Sterkel (FGCU) def. Claire-Mitchel Andrews (FAU) 6-3, 6-2 Elizabeth Means (FGCU) def. Bianca Biglione (FAU) 6-2, 6-3 Lyndsey Boos (FAU) def. Bettina Botha (FGCU) 6-2, 6-4 Kandis Legall (FAU) def. Candela Munoz Giron (FGCU) 6-4, 6-3