Nov. 2, 2012
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Brian Ormiston
TAMPA, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Opening up its final tournament of the fall, the UCF women's tennis team completed day one of the Florida State Championships Friday in Tampa. A total of four Knights advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in singles play, while two doubles teams reached the quarterfinal round.
Seeded third in the event, the doubles duo of Genevieve Lorbergs and Josephine Haraldson had a bye in the first round before topping Bethany Holt and Symone Townsend from Florida A&M, 8-4. Also earning a first-round bye, Jenna Doerfler and Clare Mendell shutout FAMU's Elysia Ortiz and Stephanie Miller, 8-0.
Four Knights took advantage of byes in singles play to deliver second-round victories Friday. Going three sets, Courtney Griffith split the first two sets with Florida Gulf Coast's Johanna Sterkel until claiming the third set super-tiebreaker, 10-6. In straight sets, Doerfler took care of business in a 6-3, 6-3 triumph over North Florida's Melanie Aguirre, Lorbergs gave up just one game in a 6-0, 6-1 win vs. Ortiz and Haraldson posted a 7-5, 6-2 victory against North Florida's Taylor Hollander.
Day two of the three-day Florida State Championships gets underway Saturday in Tampa.
Day One Results from the Florida State Championships
Doubles - First Round
Jenna Doerfler/Clare Mendell (UCF) Bye
Genevieve Lorbergs/Josephine Haraldson (UCF) Bye
Katie Spivak/Sofia Baptista (UCF) Bye
Courtney Griffith/Caroline Eberhart (UCF) def. Rebeca Pereira/Simona Weymar (UNF) 8-6
Doubles - Second Round
Jenna Doerfler/Clare Mendell (UCF) def. Elysia Ortiz/Stephanie Miller (FAMU) 8-0
Genevieve Lorbergs/Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Bethany Holt/Symone Townsend (FAMU) 8-4
Daneika Borthwick/Francesca Segarelli (FSU) def. Katie Spivak/Sofia Baptista (UCF) 8-0
Brittany Dubins/Nicolle Stracar (UM) def. Courtney Griffith/Caroline Eberhart (UCF) 8-6
Singles - First Round
Kristina Sehleich (FSU) def. Sofia Baptista (UCF) 6-1, 6-4
Courtney Griffith (UCF) Bye
Jenna Doerfler (UCF) Bye
Clare Mendell (UCF) def. Alessandra Bonte (USF) 6-2, 6-7(3), 1-0(10-8)
Marina Cunningham (UNF) def. Caroline Eberhart (UCF) 6-4, 6-4
Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) Bye
Rebeca Pereira (UNF) def. Katie Spivak (UCF) 6-0, 6-3
Josephine Haraldson (UCF) Bye
Singles - Second Round
Courtney Griffith (UCF) def. Johanna Sterkel (FGCU) 6-1, 1-6, 1-0(10-6)
Jenna Doerfler (UCF) def. Melanie Aguirre (UNF) 6-3, 6-3
Kelsey Laurenete (UM) def. Clare Mendell (UCF) 6-4, 6-0
Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) def. Elysia Ortiz (FAMU) 6-0, 6-1
Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Taylor Hollander (UNF) 7-5, 6-2