ORLANDO, Fla. -- Sophomores Alex Moreno-Kaste and Kelly Sullivan earned singles wins to lead the Furman women's tennis team Monday in the final day of competition at the UCF Invitational in Orlando, Fla. The Paladins faced Iowa in doubles then squared off against Central Florida in singles to conclude the tournament.
Moreno-Kaste posted a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Jenna Doerler, while Sullivan defeated Caroline Eberhart, 6-4, 6-1. In other singles action, Genevieve Lorbergs beat Lauren Kline, 7-6(2), 7-5, and Josephine Haraldson recorded a close 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(9) win over Amanda Murray. Claren Mendell notched a 6-2, 6-2 decision over Jenny Porter, and Katie Spivak defeated Margaret Boyette, 6-2, 6-3.
In doubles play, Ruth Seaborne and Morven McCulloch combined for an 8-5 win over Moreno-Kaste and Kline, while Shelby Talcott and Katie Zordani beat Sullivan and Boyette, 8-3. The duo of Elle Silver and Christina Harazin teamed up for an 8-1 victory over Murray and Porter.
Furman will play its first dual match of the 2013 season on January 31 when the Paladins entertain Coastal Carolina at 3 p.m. at the Mickel Tennis Center.
Day Three Results - UCF Invitational
Ruth Seaborne/Morven McCulloch (IOWA) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste/Lauren Kline (FUR) 8-5
Shelby Talcott/Katie Zordani (IOWA) def. Kelly Sullivan/Margaret Boyette (FUR) 8-3
Ellen Silver/Christina Harazin (IOWA) def. Amanda Murray/Jenny Porter (FUR) 8-1
Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) def. Lauren Kline (FUR) 7-6(2), 7-5
Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 6-2, 6-3
Josephine Haraldson (UCF) def. Amanda Murray (FUR) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6( 9)
Kelly Sullivan (FUR) def. Caroline Eberhart (UCF) 6-4, 6-1
Clare Mendell (UCF) def. Jenny Porter (FUR) 6-2, 6-2
Katie Spivak (UCF) def. Margaret Boyette (FUR) 6-2, 6-3