By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA - The No. 58 Bulls extended their win streak to three matches with a 6-1 victory over UCF on Wednesday afternoon at the USF Varsity Courts. The Bulls have never lost to the Knights since eighth-year head coach Agustin Moreno took over the program.
USF (4-3) set the tone with an 8-2 doubles victory by Loreto Alonso-Martinez and Katie Vasenina. The Bulls clinched the doubles point when Kayla Rizzolo and Danielle Mills edged Josephine Haraldson and Genevieve Lorbergs, 8-6, in the top spot.
Alonso-Martinez kept things rolling with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Jenna Doerfler and the Bulls also got straight set victories from Rizzolo and Fanny Fracassi. Danielle Mills regrouped to defeat Haraldson, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, and Paula Montoya outlasted Sofia Baptista, 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7).
UCF (7-4) had won two consecutive matches before heading to Tampa.
The Bulls will spend the weekend on the road and start their trip at UNC-Wilmington on Friday at 2 p.m. USF then heads to Richmond, Va., to take on VCU on Sunday at 10 a.m. USF finishes its regular season with 10 consecutive home matches.
#58 USF 6, UCF 1
Wednesday, Feb. 27, Tampa
1. Kayla Rizzolo/Danielle Mills (USF) def. Josephine Haraldson/Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) 8-6
2. L. Alonso-Martinez/Ecaterina Vasenina (USF) def. Caroline Eberhart/Courtney Griffith (UCF) 8-2
3. Fanny Fracassi/Paula Montoya (USF) vs. Sofia Baptista/Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 8-7, unfinished
1. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) def. #78 Ecaterina Vasenina (USF) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3
2. L. Alonso-Martinez (USF) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 6-2, 6-1
3. Danielle Mills (USF) def. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
4. Kayla Rizzolo (USF) def. Caroline Eberhart (UCF) 6-1, 6-3
5. Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Courtney Griffith (UCF) 6-3, 6-2
6. Paula Montoya (USF) def. Sofia Baptista (UCF) 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7)