GREENVILLE, S.C.. -- No. 43 Furman defeated UNC Greensboro, 6-1, Wednesday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C., to extend its winning streak to 12 matches. With the win, Furman improves to 15-1 overall and 2-0 in the Southern Conference, while the Spartans drop to 4-7 overall and 0-1 in league play with the loss.
The Paladins swept the doubles contests to open the match. Junior Katarina Kozarov and freshman Julia Adams recorded a 6-3 advantage over Nancy Bridges and Erika Barquero at number one, and senior Katty Weymouth teamed with freshman Madison Dillon to beat Emily Ory and Brianna Gomez, 6-2, in the flight two match up. At flight three, sophomore Carol Elizabeth Kerman and rookie Taylor Melville topped Sophia Adams and Eugenia Camacho, 6-3.
Furman won five singles matches, including four in straight sets, for the victory. Kozarov, who ranks 50th nationally, held off Bridges, 3-6, 6-4, 1-0(10-6) in the top-seeded contest, and Weymouth outlasted Adams, 6-3, 6-3, at flight two. At number four, Dillon, who ranks 123rd nationally, downed Gomez, 6-0, 6-1, and Kerman defeated Camacho, 6-3, 6-3, at flight five. Sophomore Georgie Walker entered the lineup at number six, beating Ory, 6-0, 6-1.
The Spartans scored at flight three, where Barquero defeated Adams, 6-3, 6-4.
"Our depth really showed today with the lower part of our lineup coming out and playing quite well," said Furman head coach Adam Herendeen. "UNCG has improved a lot from the last time that we saw them, and they came to battle today. Our players did a good job of problem solving and stepping up to the challenge."
The Paladins (15-1, 2-0 SoCon) travel to Rock Hill on Saturday to take on Winthrop at 1 p.m.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
#43 Furman 6, UNC Greensboro 1
Mar 13, 2019 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)
1. #50 Katarina Kozarov (FUR) def. Nancy Bridges (UNCGW) 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6)
2. Katty Weymouth (FUR) def. Sophia Adams (UNCGW) 6-3, 6-3
3. Erika Barquero (UNCGW) def. Julia Adams (FUR) 6-3, 6-4
4. #123 Madison Dillon (FUR) def. Brianna Gomez (UNCGW) 6-0, 6-1
5. Carol Eliz. Kerman (FUR) def. Eugenia Camacho (UNCGW) 6-3, 6-3
6. Georgie Walker (FUR) def. Emily Ory (UNCGW) 6-0, 6-1
3. Carol Eliz. Kerman/Taylor Melville (FUR) def. Sophia Adams/Eugenia Camacho (UNCGW) 6-3
UNC Greensboro 4-7, 0-1 SoCon
Furman 15-1, 2-0 SoCon; National ranking #43
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (4,6,2,5,3,1)