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Women's Tennis Picks Up Four Singles Wins At Furman Fall Classic

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman women's tennis team picked up three wins in the second round of singles action and one victory in the final round of singles Saturday in the second day of the Furman Fall Classic, being held this weekend at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.  

In the second round of singles play, Furman senior Monica Arguello defeated Vanderbilt's Rachael Dillon, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in Flight 1, while Paladin rookie Margaret Boyette defeated Linda Abu Mushrefova of Northwestern, 6-3, 7-5 in Flight 2.  In Flight 6, sophomore Olivia Maurice recorded a 6-2, 6-2 win over Megan Gornet of Vanderbilt.  In the final round of singles, sophomore Michele Stanford defeated Tennessee's Kayal McMurray.  The match was retired with Stanford winning, 6-4, 3-2.

The Furman Fall Classic features seven teams ranked in the top 25 in the 2010 final ITA Collegiate Tennis rankings:  North Carolina (3rd), Northwestern (7th), Clemson (11th), Tennessee (13th), Florida State (14th), South Carolina (19th), and Vanderbilt (27th).  The eight-team field also includes 12 singles players and five doubles teams ranked in the preseason ITA Collegiate Tennis rankings.

The final round of doubles competition will begin on Sunday at 9 a.m.

 

Furman results from Saturday are as follows:

 

Singles - Round Two

F1 Monica Arguello (FU) def. Rachael Dillon (VU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

F2 Margaret Boyette (FU) def. Linda Abu Mushrefova (NW), 6-3, 7-5

F3 Millie Nichols (UT) def. Katherine Oudin (FU), 6-1, 7-6

F4 Federica Suess (FSU) def. Amanda Murray (FU), 6-1, 7-6

F5 Manon Veldman (FSU) def. Michele Stanford (FU), 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

F5 Elena Chernyakova (NW) def. Susan Bitetti (FU), 2-0 (retired)

F6 Natalie Edell (NW) def. Jenny Porter (FU), 6-7(6), 7-6(6), 7-6(3)

F6 Olivia Maurice (FU) def. Megan Gornet (VU), 6-2, 6-2

 

Singles - Round Three

F1 5th Place #39 Keri Wong (CU) def. Monica Arguello (FU), 6-3, 6-3

F2 5th Place #84 Jelena Durisic (UNC) def. Margaret Boyette (FU), 6-4, 6-4

F3 7th Place Laurianne Henry (CU) def. Katherine Oudin (FU), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

F4 7th Place Whitney Wofford (UT) def. Amanda Murray (FU), 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

F6 Michele Stanford (FU) def. Kayla McMurray (UT), 6-4, 3-2, ret.

F6 Erica Robertson (VU) def. Olivia Maurice (FU), 6-1, 6-4

F6 Haley Hemm (UNC) def. Jenny Porter (FU), 4-1, ret.