CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Furman topped Western Carolina, 6-1, Wednesday at the Catamount Athletic Complex in Cullowhee, N.C. With the win, the Paladins remain unbeaten in the Southern Conference and extend their winning streak to eight matches.
The Paladins swept the doubles matches to take the opening point. Sophomore Katarina Kozarov and junior Katty Weymouth beat Jordan Strickland and Lauren McCall, 6-3, at flight one, and senior Gabby Rodriguez and freshman Carol Elizabeth Kerman teamed up for a 7-5 victory versus Savannah Taranto and Carli Deehr at flight two. In the number three match, freshman Georgie Walker and sophomore Danni Vines topped Jordyn King and Alexa Webb, 6-1.
Furman won five of six singles matches in straight sets. Kozarov scored a 6-3, 6-3 win over Strickland in the top-seeded contest, and Weymouth held off King, 7-5, 6-2, at flight two. Vines defeated McCall, 6-2, 6-3, at number three, while Kerman downed Taranto, 6-4, 6-4, at number four. At flight five, Walker blew past Webb, 6-0, 6-1.
The Catamounts scored at flight six, where Deehr defeated sophomore Anna Walter, 6-3, 6-2.
Furman (15-8, 5-0 SoCon) will play at East Tennessee State Friday at 1 p.m.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
Furman 6, Western Carolina 1
Apr 04, 2018 at Cullowhee, N.C. (Catamount Athletic Complex)
1. Katarina Kozarov (FUR) def. Jordan Strickland (WCU) 6-3, 6-3
2. Katty Weymouth (FUR) def. Jordyn King (WCU) 7-5, 6-2
3. Danni Vines (FUR) def. Lauren McCall (WCU) 6-2, 6-3
4. Carol Eliz. Kerman (FUR) def. Savannah Taranto (WCU) 6-4, 6-4
5. Georgie Walker (FUR) def. Alexa Webb (WCU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Carli Deehr (WCU) def. Anna Walter (FUR) 6-3, 6-2
2. Gabby Rodriguez/Carol Eliz. Kerman (FUR) def. Savannah Taranto/Carli Deehr (WCU) 7-5
Furman 15-8, 5-0 SoCon
Western Carolina 9-7, 2-3 SoCon
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (5,1,6,3,4,2)
T-3 hr 30 A-25