April 20, 2012
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Brian Ormiston
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UCFAthletics.com) - Following a first-round victory over SMU Thursday, the UCF women's tennis team suffered a 4-0 quarterfinal loss to No. 2 seed Rice Friday in the Conference USA Championship in Memphis. The No. 7-seeded Knights completed their 2012 season with a 10-11 record, marking the 21st-straight season the program produced at least 10 victories.
With their win, the No. 40-ranked Owls improved to 15-7 and advanced to the semifinals Saturday.
Rice opened up a 1-0 advantage by picking up a pair of victories in doubles play. At the No. 2 position, Katie Gater and Ana Guzman topped UCF's Alexis Rodriguez and Jenna Doerfler, 8-1. And to seal the doubles point, No. 33 Natalie Beazant and Dominique Harmath defeated No. 85 Genevieve Lorbergs and Courtney Griffith, 8-1, at the top spot.
UCF hoped for a comeback in singles play, but the Owls were able to claim three victories for the overall team win. Ranked No. 40 in the nation in singles, Beazant pulled out a 6-4, 6-2 decision against Lorbergs at No. 1, and Harmath earned a 6-0, 6-0 triumph over Rodriguez at No. 2. To close out the afternoon session, Kimberly Anicete edged Josephine Haraldson at No. 5, 6-4, 6-3.
Tennis Match Results
UCF vs Rice
4/20/2012 at Memphis, Tenn.
#40 Rice 4, UCF 0
1. #40 Natalie Beazant (RICE) def. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) 6-4, 6-2
2. Dominique Harmath (RICE) def. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 6-0, 6-0
3. Katie Gater (RICE) vs. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 6-3, 5-2, unfinished
4. Ana Guzman (RICE) vs. Taylor Dubins (UCF) 5-7, 0-1, unfinished
5. Kimberly Anicete (RICE) def. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 6-4, 6-3
6. Stephanie Nguyen (RICE) vs. Courtney Griffith (UCF) 4-6, 4-1, unfinished
1. #33 Natalie Beazant/Dominique Harmath (RICE) def. #85 Genevieve Lorbergs/Courtney Griffith (UCF) 8-3
2. Katie Gater/Ana Guzman (RICE) def. Alexis Rodriguez/Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 8-1
3. Kimberly Anicete/Stephanie Nguyen (RICE) vs. Taylor Dubins/Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 4-1, unfinished
UCF 10-11 (2-1 C-USA)
Rice 15-7 (2-1 C-USA); National ranking #40
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (1,2,5)