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Paladins Win SoCon Opener At Mercer, 6-1

Paladins Win SoCon Opener At Mercer, 6-1

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Furman, the defending Southern Conference Champion, opened the SoCon Season Sunday with a 6-1 victory over Mercer at the LeRoy Peddy Tennis Center in Macon, Ga. 

The Paladins swept the doubles matches to claim the first point.  Sophomore Danni Vines and junior Katty Weymouth topped Grace Korta and Katie Sidor, 6-3, at flight one, and sophomore Katarina Kozarov and senior Gabby Rodriguez downed Christie Cesarini and Celine Schepers, 6-4.  At flight three, freshmen Carol Elizabeth Kerman and Georgie Walker teamed up for a 6-1 advantage over Lucia Gutierrez and MarieMottet.

In singles action, Furman won five matches in straight sets.  Kozarov scored a 6-4, 6-4 win over Sidor in the top-seeded contest, and Weymouth beat Mottet, 7-5, 6-2, at flight two.  In the number three match, Vines defeated Schepers, 7-5, 6-0, and Kerman recorded a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Korta at flight four.  Rodriguez blew past Cesarini, 6-1, 6-0, at number six.

The Bears' lone point came at flight five, where Maeva Roquebert outlasted Walker, 6-3, 6-3.

Furman (9-8) returns home for a doubleheader at the Mickel Tennis Center on Wednesday.  The Paladins will square off against Wofford at 3 p.m. then face Brenau at 6:30 p.m.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

 

Furman 6, Mercer Women's Tennis 1
Mar 18, 2018 at Macon, Ga. (LeRoy Peddy Tennis Center) 

Singles competition

1. Katarina Kozarov (FUR) def. Katie Sidor (MER-W) 6-4, 6-4

2. Katty Weymouth (FUR) def. Marie Mottet (MER-W) 7-5, 6-2

3. Danni Vines (FUR) def. Celine Schepers (MER-W) 7-5, 6-0

4. Carol Eliz. Kerman (FUR) def. Grace Korta (MER-W) 6-4, 7-5

5. Maeva Roquebert (MER-W) def. Georgie Walker (FUR) 6-3, 6-3

6. Gabby Rodriguez (FUR) def. Christie Cesarini (MER-W) 6-1, 6-0

 

Doubles competition

1. Danni Vines/Katty Weymouth (FUR) def. Grace Korta/Katie Sidor (MER-W) 6-3

2. Katarina Kozarov/Gabby Rodriguez (FUR) def. Christie Cesarini/Celine Schepers (MER-W) 6-4

3. Carol Eliz. Kerman/Georgie Walker (FUR) def. Lucia Gutierrez/Marie Mottet (MER-W) 6-1

 

Match Notes

Furman 9-8

Mercer Women's Tennis 7-8