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#66 Winthrop Hands Furman 6-1 Loss; Paladins Play Host To Tulane Sunday At 11 A.M.

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- #66 Winthrop handed Furman a 6-1 loss Friday evening in women's tennis action at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.  Paladin senior Monica Arguello, ranked 64th nationally, defeated Elizabeth Zaytseva, 6-1, 6-3, at number one singles to score Furman's lone point. 

In doubles action, Furman freshman Margaret Boyette teamed with sophomore Lauren Kline to record an 8-6 win over Yasmine Alkema and Lisa Wilkinson in the number one match.  The Eagles countered with wins at two and three to take the doubles point.  At number two doubles, Sandra Herrera and Giovanna Portiolo defeated freshmen Amanda Murray and Katherine Oudin, 8-3.  Elizaveta Zaytseva and Andressa Garcia battled to a close 9-7 win over Arguello and sophomore Michele Stanford in the third doubles match.

Furman recorded several close sets in singles play.  Alkema defeated Kline, 7-5, 6-1 in the second singles match, while Herrera notched a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Oudin at number three singles.  Boyette forced a tiebreaker in the first set against Portiolo at number four singles, but Portiolo came away with a 7-6(2), 6-4 win.  Garcia defeated Murray 7-5, 6-4, and Sara Abutovic posted a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Stanford in the sixth singles spot.

The Paladins (1-3) will return to action Sunday to face Tulane at 11 a.m. at the Mickel Tennis Center.

#66 Winthrop 6, Furman 1

Feb. 18, 2011 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. #64 Monica Arguello (FUR) def. ZAYTSEVA, Elizaveta (WU) 6-1, 6-3

2. ALKEMA, Yasmine (WU) def. Lauren Kline (FUR) 7-5, 6-1

3. HERRERA, Sandra (WU) def. Katherine Oudin (FUR) 6-4, 7-5

4. PORTIOLI, Giovanna (WU) def. Margaret Boyette (FUR) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

5. GARCIA, Andressa (WU) def. Amanda Murray (FUR) 7-5, 6-4

6. ABUTOVIC, Sara (WU) def. Michele Stanford (FUR) 6-4, 7-5

Doubles competition

1. Margaret Boyette/Lauren Kline (FUR) def. ALKEMA, Yasmine/WILKINSON, Lisa (WU) 8-6

2. HERRERA, Sandra/PORTIOLI, Giovanna (WU) def. Amanda Murray/Katherine Oudin (FUR) 8-3

3. ZAYTSEVA, Elizaveta/GARCIA, Andressa (WU) def. Monica Arguello/Michele Stanford (FUR) 9-7