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Tulane Defeats Furman, 4-3, In Close Match-Up

Tulane Defeats Furman, 4-3, In Close Match-Up

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Tulane defeated Furman, 4-3, Sunday afternoon in women's tennis action at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville,S.C.  The Paladins picked up three singles wins in the loss.

Paladin senior Monica Arguello, ranked 64th nationally, defeated Mariam Kurdadze, 6-4, 7-5, at number one singles, and Furman rookie Katherine Oudin recorded a 6-3, 3-6, (10-4) win over Lindsay Dvorak in the third singles match.  Fellow freshman Margaret Boyette notched a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Hila Elster at number five singles for the Paladins' third point.

The Green Wave tallied three singles wins, with Emma Levy defeating Paladin sophomore Lauren Kline, 6-2, 6-4, in the second singles spot, and Elizabeth Hamlin beating Furman freshman Amanda Murray, 6-2, 6-3 at number four singles.  Emma Helisten posted a 6-3, 7-5 win over sophomore Michele Stanford in the sixth singles contest.

In doubles action, Oudin and Boyette teamed up to give the Paladins an 8-4 victory over Kurdadze and Levy.  The Green Wave responded with wins in the remaining doubles spots to take the doubles point.  Helisten and Dvorak defeated Muarry and Kline, 8-4, at number two doubles, and Hamlin and Elster combined for an 8-5 win over seniors Jennifer Betts and Arguello in the final doubles match.

Furman (1-4) will return home next weekend, when the Paladins face East Carolina Friday at 3 p.m.  The Paladins will open the Southern Conference season next Sunday at home against Georgia Southern at noon.

 

Tulane Green Wave 4, Furman 3
Feb 20, 2011 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Monica Arguello (FUR) def. Mariam Kurdadze (TLN) 6-4, 7-5

2. Emma Levy (TLN) def. Lauren Kline (FUR) 6-2, 6-4

3. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Lindsay Dvorak (TLN) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-4)

4. Elizabeth Hamlin (TLN) def. Amanda Murray (FUR) 6-2, 6-3

5. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Hila Elster (TLN) 6-2, 6-2

6. Emma Helisten (TLN) def. Michele Stanford (FUR) 6-3, 7-5

Doubles Competition

1. Katherine Oudin/Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Mariam Kurdadze/Emma Levy (TLN) 8-4

2. Emma Helisten/Lindsay Dvorak (TLN) def. Amanda Murray/Lauren Kline (FUR) 8-4

3. Elizabeth Hamlin/Hila Elster (TLN) def. Jennifer Betts/Monica Arguello (FUR) 8-5