GREENVILLE, S.C. -- No. 45 Furman extended its winning streak to 18 matches with a 7-0 victory over Samford at the Samford Tennis Center in Birmingham, Ala., on Friday. With the win, Furman improves to 21-1 overall and 5-0 in the Southern Conference. The Bulldogs drop to 10-10 overall and 1-4 in the league with the loss.
The Paladins swept the doubles matches to claim the first point. Junior Katarina Kozarov and freshman Julia Adams, who rank 71st nationally, blanked Elsa Pool and Holly Horsfall, 6-0, at flight one, and senior Katty Weymouth and rookie Madison Dillon downed Grace Jennings and Mary Kathrine Lewis, 6-2, at number two. At flight three, sophomores Carol Elizabeth Kerman and Georgie Walker defeated Natalia De Ugarte and Arianna Beltrame, 6-3.
Furman won all six singles matches in straight sets. Kozarov, who is ranked 69th nationally, beat Jennings, 6-1, 6-2, in the top-seeded match up, and Weymouth held off Pool, 6-3, 7-5, at flight two. At number three, Adams topped De Ugarte, 6-3, 6-2, and Dillon outlasted Horsfall, 6-3, 7-5, at number four. In the flight five contest, Kerman recorded a 6-4, 6-3, advantage over Beltrame, and Walker posted a 6-4, 6-4 victory versus Lewis at number six.
"We came out and played a very good doubles point with all three pairs playing at a high level," said Furman head coach Adam Herendeen. "I also think we learned a lot as we battled through some tough spots in singles."
The Paladins (21-1, 5-0 SoCon) will play at Chattanooga Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Due to predicted inclement weather in the Chattanooga area, the match will be played indoors at McCallie School.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
#45 Furman 7, Samford Women's Tennis 0
Apr 05, 2019 at Birmingham, Ala. (Samford Tennis Center)
1. #69 Katarina Kozarov (FUR) def. Grace Jennings (SAM-W) 6-1, 6-2
2. Katty Weymouth (FUR) def. Elsa Pool (SAM-W) 6-3, 7-5
3. Julia Adams (FUR) def. Natalia De Ugarte (SAM-W) 6-3, 6-2
4. Madison Dillon (FUR) def. Holly Horsfall (SAM-W) 6-3, 7-5
5. Carol Eliz. Kerman (FUR) def. Arianna Beltrame (SAM-W) 6-4, 6-3
6. Georgie Walker (FUR) def. Mary Kathrine Lewis (SAM-W) 6-4, 6-4
3. Carol Eliz. Kerman/Georgie Walker (FUR) def. Natalia De Ugarte/Arianna Beltrame (SAM-W) 6-3
Furman 21-1, 5-0 SoCon; National ranking #45
Samford Women's Tennis 10-10, 1-4 SoCon