Tom Hagerty

Rizzolo Claims Singles Title in Orlando

September 29, 2013

TAMPA -- The USF women’s tennis team wrapped up the Knights Invitational in Orlando with a strong performance on Sunday, going 11-0 on the day. Senior Kayla Rizzolo took home the singles title while she and fellow senior Loreto Alonso-Martinez won the doubles title.

The Bulls swept the hosting UCF Knights in doubles taking four straight matches before going a perfect 7-0 against FAU in singles play.

Alonso and Rizzolo faced the Knight’s top team in Bogna Nowieta and Courtney Griffith, winning 6-5 (6) to close out the weekend with the doubles crow. Senior Fanny Fracassi and partner Freshman Olaya Garrido continued their strong fall season taking a 6-2 win over Courtney Cesarnini and Sofia Baptista

Rizzolo sealed up the singles title with a quick 6-2, 6-3 win over Lindsay Boos of FAU. Fracassi, Garrido, Martinez, Alonso, junior Alessandra Bonte and freshman Hailey Grillo and Vera Bassanova all followed with wins of their own to keep the Bulls perfect on the day.

After a few weeks off, USF heads to Athens, Ga. Friday, Oct. 18 for the ITA Regionals.


Kayla Rizzolo/Loreto Alonso-Martinez (USF) def. Bogna Nowieta/Courtney Griffith (UCF) 6-5 (6)

Olaya Garrido-Rivas/Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Courtney Cesarini/Sofia Baptista (UCF) 6-3

Vera Bessonova/Olga Martinez (USF) def. Josephine Haraldson/Caroline Eberhart (UCF) 6-4

Alessandra Bonte/Hailey Grillo (USF) def. Clare Mendell/Annika Hepp (UCF) 6-4


Kayla Rizzolo (USF) def. Lindsay Boos (FAU) 6-2, 6-3

Loreto Alonso-Martinez (USF) def. Catalina Ene (FAU) 6-1, 6-1

Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Stephanie Cardullo (FAU) 6-1, 6-1

Olaya Garrido-Rivas (USF) def. Clair-Mitchel Andrews (FAU) 6-0, 6-1

Vera Baesonova (USF) def. Taylor Briggs (FAU) 6-0, 6-2

Alessandra Bonte (USF) def. Alexa Ricci (FAU) 6-1, 6-2

Hailey Grillo  def. Maria Suger (FAU) 6-0, 6-1

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