How It Happened
Rhode Island were swept, 7-0, against UCF in a match played at the University of New Orleans.
UCF took each of the six doubles matches in straight sets and won each of the three doubles contests.
1). Natalia Serrano (UCF) def. Mihaela Codreanu (URI), 6-3, 6-3
2). Monica Matias (UCF) def. Ariel Haber (URI), 6-0, 6-2
3). Cortney Cesarini (UCF) def. Rachel Smilansky (URI), 6-2, 6-1
4). Emilia Granstrom (UCF) def. Tiara Higuchi (URI), 6-2, 6-2
5). Elizabeth Bagerbaseh (UCF) def. Emily Zargham (URI), 6-2, 7-5
6). Nicole Jimenez (UCF) def. Nicole Legler (URI), 6-3, 6-4
1). Cortney Cesarini/ Monica Matias (UCF) def. Rachel Smilansky/Ariel Haber (URI), 6-3
2). Natalia Serrano/ Emilia Granstrom (UCF) def. Mihaela Codreanu/ Tiara Higuchi (URI), 6-1
3). Elizabeth Bagerbaseh/ Nicole Jimenez (UCF) def. Emily Zargham/ Nicole Legler (URI), 6-4
"We had trouble finishing off the ends of our sets. The doubles point started well, but we lost at both 1 and 3 by one break. We never got into any of the singles matches until the end of each set. Our lack of maturity on the court is our common enemy. Tomorrow we need to start the match with more energy and desire."
- head coach Tim Murphy
Rhode Island will play at New Orleans on Wednesday, March 15.