Women's Tennis Wraps up Florida State Invitational

GO KNIGHTS Anna Yakimchenkova was victorious Sunday at FSU.
Anna Yakimchenkova was victorious Sunday at FSU.

Nov. 4, 2007

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF women's tennis team concluded its fall season Sunday when it closed out the final day of the Florida State Invitational. Seniors Anna Yakimchenkova and Jennifer Carati and freshman Isa Ohlinger all won their respective singles matches for the Knights.

Ohlinger grabbed fifth place in the white bracket, defeating Sarai Torres of South Carolina State, 0-6, 6-4, 1-0(10-8). Yakimchenkova cruised past New Mexico's Maria Sotirchos, 6-3, 6-3, for seventh place in the black bracket. And Carati also claimed seventh with a 4-6, 6-2, 1-0(10-4) triumph over Jacksonville's Iva Jarasova in the silver draw.

Three doubles brackets were contested Friday and Saturday and the Knights had two pairs competing. In the black bracket, Yakimchenkova and Ohlinger teamed up to win their first match but suffered a loss in the semifinals. However, they bounced back to defeat Kansas' Maria Martinez and Mymie Tokuda for third place. Carati partnered with junior Elvira Serrot in the garnet draw and went to post a sixth-place performance.

UCF returns to the courts in January when it travels to Ft. Myers for the Florida Gulf Coast Tournament Jan. 19-21. The Knights begin the dual-match schedule at Florida Jan. 24.

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Full UCF Results from the FSU Invitational
Singles - Gold Bracket
Carolin Walter (FSU) def. Elvira Serrot (UCF) 6-1, 7-6(5)
Elvira Serrot (UCF) def. Lina Xu (JU) 7-5, 0-6, 1-0(10-3)
Edina Horvath (Kansas) def. Elvira Serrot (UCF) 1-6, 7-5, 1-0(10-7)
Serrot claims sixth place

Singles - Black Bracket Maria Dolores Pazo (Florida International) def. Anna Yakimchenkova (UCF) 7-5, 6-4 Tatiana Soldatova (JU) def. Anna Yakimchenkova (UCF) 6-2, 3-6, 1-0(10-4) Anna Yakimchenkova (UCF) def. Maria Sotirchos (New Mexico) 6-3, 6-3 Yakimchenkova claims seventh place

Singles - Silver Bracket Mackenzie White (New Mexico) def. Jennifer Carati (UCF) 6-2, 6-1 Sarah Brinkley (FAMU) def. Jennifer Carati (UCF) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 Jennifer Carati (UCF) def. Iva Jarasova (JU) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0(10-4) Carati claims seventh place

Singles - White Bracket Maria Spenceley (Florida International) def. Isa Ohlinger (UCF) 6-0, 6-2 Isa Ohlinger (UCF) def. Alice Izomer (FAMU) 6-1, 5-3(ret) Isa Ohlinger (UCF) def. Sarai Torres (SCSU) 0-6, 6-4, 1-0(10-8) Ohlinger claims fifth place

Singles - Pink Bracket Federica Suess (FSU) def. Kenza Belbacha (UCF) 6-3 (ret.)

Doubles - Black Bracket Yakimchenkova/Ohlinger (UCF) def. White/Tessmar (New Mexico) 8-3 Macfarlane/Wente (FSU) def. Yakimchenkova/Ohlinger (UCF) 8-1 Yakimchenkova/Ohlinger (UCF) def. Martinez/Tokuda (Kansas) 8-4 Yakimchenkova/Ohilnger claim third place

Doubles - Garnet Bracket Bejikova/Zok (USF) def. Carati/Serrot (UCF) 8-4 Carati/Serrot (UCF) def. Brinkley/Izomor (FAMU) 8-1 Scott/Zmak (New Mexico) def. Carati/Serrot (UCF) 8-5 Carati/Serrot claim fifth place