FORT MYERS, FLA. -- After defeating Florida Gulf Coast, 6-1, on Wednesday morning, the Furman women's tennis team swept Valparaiso, 7-0, Wednesday afternoon at the FGCU Tennis Complex in Fort Meyers, Fla.
With the victory, Furman improves to 13-1 overall and 1-0 in league play and extends its winning streak to ten matches, while the Golden Eagles fall to 2-10.
Freshmen Julia Adams and Madison Dillon teamed up for a 6-2 victory over Claire Czerwonka and Meg Modesto at flight one doubles, while rookie Eva Borders and sophomore Georgie Walker downed Jordan Kopfer and Isabella Schoolcraft, 6-3. At flight three, freshmen Mary Hunter Hyche and Taylor Melville won by forfeit.
In singles, Dillon, who ranks 123rd nationally, topped Czerwonka, 6-1, 6-0, and Walker held off Modesto, 6-4, 6-4, at flight two. Sophomore Carol Elizabeth Kerman moved to flight three in the afternoon, defeating Schoolcraft, 6-3, 6-0, and Hyche posted a 6-2, 6-2 victory versus Dao Sysouvanh, at number four. At flight five, Borders beat Kopfer, 6-2, 6-4, and Melville won by forfeit at number six.
"Today was another great step forward for this team," said Furman head coach Adam Herendeen. "The conditions were tough, but we did a good job to embrace them. We are improving quickly and looking forward to another battle against Iowa on Saturday."
The Paladins (13-1, 1-0 SoCon) will conclude the team's Spring Break trip with a neutral match versus Iowa on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Fort Myers.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
Furman 7, Valparaiso 0
03-06-19 at Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Tennis Complex)
1. #123 Madison Dillon (FUR) def. Czerwonka, Claire (VALPO) 6-1, 6-0
2. Georgie Walker (FUR) def. Modesto, Meg (VALPO) 6-4, 6-4
3. Carol Eliz. Kerman (FUR) def. Schoolcraft, I. (VALPO) 6-3, 6-0
4. Mary Hunter Hyche (FUR) def. Sysouvanh, Dao (VALPO) 6-2, 6-2
5. Eva Borders (FUR) def. Kopfer, Jordan (VALPO) 6-2, 6-4
6. Taylor Melville (FUR) def. No player (VALPO), by forfeit
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (1,3,4,2,5)