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Furman Downs Florida Gulf Coast, 6-1, To Open Spring Break Trip

Furman Downs Florida Gulf Coast, 6-1, To Open Spring Break Trip

FORT MYERS, FLA. -- Furman downed Florida Gulf Coast, 6-1, Wednesday at the FGCU Tennis Complex in Fort Meyers, Fla., to open the team's Spring Break trip.  With the win, Furman improves to 12-1 overall and 1-0 in league play and extends its winning streak to nine matches, while the Eagles, who were ranked 50th in last week's ITA poll, drop to 4-5 with the loss.

The Paladins won two out of three doubles contests to take the opening point.  Freshman Julia Adams and junior Katarina Kozarov blanked Julia Ascua and Maja Ornberg, 6-0, at flight one, and senior Katty Weymouth and freshman Madison Dillon beat Madison Gallegos and Sofia Perez, 6-2.  Florida Gulf Coast's Sara Kelly and Patricia Villar defeated sophomore Carol Elizabeth Kerman and rookie Taylor Melville, 6-3, at number three.

In singles, Furman won the top five matches, four in straight sets.  Kozarov, who ranks 50th nationally, held off Ornberg, 6-4, 7-6(4), in the top-seeded match up, and Weymouth topped Kelly, 7-6, 6-1, at flight two.  At number three, Adams outlasted Ascua, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(3), and Melville recorded a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Perez at number four.  Dillon, who is ranked 123rd nationally, defeated Villar, 6-2, 6-3, at flight five.

The Eagles lone point came at flight six, where Laura Font posted a 7-5, 6-2 advantage versus Kerman.

The Paladins (12-1, 1-0 SoCon) will square off against Valparaiso Wednesday at 3 p.m.  The team will conclude the trip with a neutral match versus Iowa on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

 

Furman 6, FGCU 1

3/6/2019 at Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Tennis Complex) 

Singles competition

1. #50 Katarina Kozarov (FUR) def. ORNBERG, Maja (FGCU) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

2. Katty Weymouth (FUR) def. KELLY, Sara (FGCU) 7-6, 6-1

3. Julia Adams (FUR) def. ASCUA, Julia (FGCU) 6-3, 1-6, 7-3 (7-3)

4. Taylor Melville (FUR) def. PEREZ, Sofia (FGCU) 6-3, 6-2

5. #123 Madison Dillon (FUR) def. VILLAR, Patricia (FGCU) 6-2, 6-3

6. FONT, Laura (FGCU) def. Carol Eliz. Kerman (FUR) 7-5, 6-2

 

Doubles competition

1. Julia Adams/Katarina Kozarov (FUR) def. ASCUA, Julia/ORNBERG, Maja (FGCU) 6-0

2. Katty Weymouth/Madison Dillon (FUR) def. GALLEGOS, Madison/PEREZ, Sofia (FGCU) 6-2

3. KELLY, Sara/VILLAR, Patricia (FGCU) def. Carol Eliz. Kerman/Taylor Melville (FUR) 6-3

 

Match Notes

Furman 12-1

FGCU 4-5

Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,4,6,2,3,1)