Women's Tennis Falls 7-0 to No. 2 Florida
March 12, 2012
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Kentucky women's tennis team continued play in its match against No. 2 Florida after facing postponement due to heavy rain. Kentucky (8-7, 0-4 SEC) faced a tough opponent in Florida (10-1, 4-0 SEC) and dropped the match, 7-0.
The Wildcats didn't fall easily, though. The most impressive performance of the day came from Edmée Morin-Kougoucheff. The freshman faced the tough task of taking on 18th-ranked Joanna Mather and began the match on fire. Her persistence won her the first set, 6-4. In the second set, however, Morin-Kougoucheff could not stop Mather as she grabbed the set, 6-0. The match went into a third set and required a tiebreaker, which Mather won, 10-4.
Prior, in doubles play, all three Wildcats doubles duos gave a valiant effort against the Gators. No. 55 Khristina Blajkevitch and Jessica Stiles faced No. 13 Sofie Oyen and Allie Will and grabbed 5 games. Although it wasn't enough to take the victory, the pair proved their worth in their, 8-5, battle.
Sophomores Cece Witten and Marni Venter participated in an even closer match against Alexandra Cercone and Olivia Janowicz. The pair put up a fight, coming close to grabbing a win but the Gators ultimately took the victory, 8-6.
The Cats next face the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. at 5 p.m. ET.
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No. 2 Florida 7, Kentucky 0
Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex - Gainesville, Fla.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Doubles (order of finish: 1, 2*, 3)
1. Sofie Oyen/Allie Will (13), UF d. Khristina Blajevitch/Jackie Stiles (55), UK 8-5
2. Lauren Embree/Joanna Mather (31), UF d. Edmée Morin-Kougoucheff, UK, 8-4
3. Alexandra Cercone/Olivia Janowicz, UF d. Marni Venter/CeCe Witter, UK, 8-6
Singles (order of finish: 2, 5, 1*, 4, 3, 6)
1. Lauren Embree (23), UF d. Jackie Stiles, UK, 6-2, 6-0
2. Allie Will (1), UF d. Khristina Blajevitch, UK, 6-0, 6-1
3. Joanna Mather (18), UF d. Edmée Morin-Kougoucheff, UK, 4-6, 6-0, 1-0 (10-4)
4. Alexandra Cercone (49), UF d. Stephanie Fox, UK, 6-0, 6-1
5. Olivia Janowicz, UF d. CeCe Witten, UK, 6-1, 6-1
6. Caroline Hitimana, UF d. Marni Venter, UK, 6-1, 6-1
*indicates clinching doubles/dual match win