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Furman Claims 5-2 Win Over East Carolina

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Furman women's tennis team won five singles matches and one doubles match to claim a 5-2 victory over East Carolina Friday afternoon at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C. 

The Pirates jumped out to an early lead by taking wins in the top two doubles spots to win the doubles point.  Jessica Cook and Audrey LePottier teamed up for an 8-1 win over Paladin rookies Margaret Boyette and Katherine Oudin at number one doubles.  In the second doubles match, Natalie Collins and Petra Vogel combined to defeat Furman sophomores Lauren Kline and Michele Stanford, 8-4.  The Paladins notched an 8-6 win in the third doubles match, with senior Monica Arguello teaming with freshman Amanda Murray to defeat Manon Bissat and Neena Wanko.

The Paladins responded by winning five out of six singles matches to take the victory.  Arguello, ranked 64th nationally, defeated Cook, 6-2, 6-0 in the top singles spot, while Oudin posted a 6-0, 6-2 win over Vogel in the number two singles match.  At number three singles, Kline beat Collins, 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-4), and Boyette recorded a 6-0, 6-1 victory over LePottier at number four singles.  Murray pulled out a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 win over Wanko at number five singles.  The Lady Pirates posted their lone singles win at number six, where Bissat defeated sophomore Susan Bitetti, 6-3, 6-3.

Furman (2-4) will open Southern Conference play Sunday when the Paladins play host to Georgia Southern at noon.


Furman 5, East Carolina 2
Feb 25, 2011 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)


Singles Competition

1. Monica Arguello (FUR) def. Jessica Cook (ECU) 6-2, 6-0

2. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Petra Vogel (ECU) 6-0, 6-2

3. Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Natalie Collins (ECU) 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-4)

4. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Audrey LePottier (ECU) 6-0, 6-1

5. Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Neena Wanko (ECU) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

6. Manon Bissat (ECU) def. Susan Bitetti (FUR) 6-3, 6-3



Doubles Competition

1. Jessica Cook/Audrey LePottier (ECU) def. Margaret Boyette/Katherine Oudin (FUR) 8-1

2. Natalie Collins/Petra Vogel (ECU) def. Lauren Kline/Michele Stanford (FUR) 8-4

3. Monica Arguello/Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Manon Bissat/Neena Wanko (ECU) 8-6



Match Notes: East Carolina 5-2

Furman 2-4

Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (4,1,2,6,5,3)