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Furman Sweeps Valparaiso, 7-0, To Push Winning Streak To Ten Matches

Furman Sweeps Valparaiso, 7-0, To Push Winning Streak To Ten Matches

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) 

Singles competition

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


Doubles competition

1. Julia Adams/Madison Dillon (FUR) def. Czerwonka, Claire/Modesto, Meg (VALPO) 6-2

2. Eva Borders/Georgie Walker (FUR) def. Kopfer, Jordan/Schoolcraft, I. (VALPO) 6-3

3. Mary Hunter Hyche/Taylor Melville (FUR) def. No player/No player (VALPO), by forfeit


Match Notes

Furman 13-1

Valparaiso 2-10

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