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Furman Women's Tennis Climbs To 40th Nationally

Furman Women's Tennis Climbs To 40th Nationally

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman women's tennis team is ranked 40th nationally in this week's Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division I poll, climbing one spot from last week's ranking.  This week's ranking marks the highest ranking in program history, eclipsing the previous best of 41st from last week.

Furman sports an 18-1 overall record and 2-0 SoCon mark and is riding a 15-match winning streak after defeating Brown, 6-1, and Brenau, 7-0, on Sunday.  Last week, the Paladins recorded a 4-3 victory Winthrop.  Earlier in the season, Furman recorded non-conference victories over Marshall, Penn State, Middle Tennessee State, and Iowa.

The Paladins had individuals ranked in both the singles and doubles polls last week, which is the most recent poll.  Junior Katarina Kozarov, who holds an 13-3 record at flight one singles, is ranked 88th nationally.  Kozarov and rookie Julia Adams are ranked 40th nationally in doubles.  The Paladin duo boasts an 11-1 mark at flight one this season after beating the 31st-ranked team week before last at Winthrop.

Freshman Madison Dillon is 18-1 in singles, while sophomore Carol Elizabeth Kerman boasts an 11-2 singles mark.  In doubles action, Dillon has teamed with senior Katty Weymouth for a 12-1 mark.

"I am really proud of our team for how they continue to come to work every day and go above and beyond what we ask of them," said Furman head coach Adam Herendeen.  "Our main focus this time of year is the process of getting better, but this is another big accomplishment for our team to be proud of."

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information