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#35 SMU Hand Furman 5-2 Loss In Las Vegas

#35 SMU Hand Furman 5-2 Loss In Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NEV. – The 35th ranked SMU women's tennis team defeated Furman, 5-2, Friday afternoon in the first of a weekend of matches being held this weekend at the Fertitta Tennis Complex in Las Vegas, Nev. 

Sophomores Lauren Kline and Olivia Maurice won singles matches to score for the Paladins.  Kline defeated Heather Steinbauer, 6-3, 6-3, in the number three singles spot, while Maurice posted a 6-4, 6-2 win over Kris Roberts at number six singles.

#8 Marta Lesniak defeated Furman senior Monica Arguello, ranked 63rd nationally, 6-2, 6-2 in the top singles match, and Edyta Cieplucha recorded a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Furman rookie Margaret Boyette at number two singles.  Shahzoda Hatamova beat Amanda Murray, 6-2, 6-2, in the fourth singles match, and Aleks Malyarchikova defeated Michele Stanford, 6-1, 6-0 at number five singles.

The Mustangs won the doubles point, with the 73rd ranked duo of Lesniak and Malyarchikova defeating Boyette and Murray, 8-1, at number one doubles, and Steinbauer and Cieplucha beating Kline and Stanford, 8-1, in the second doubles match.  The Paladins picked up a win in the number three doubles match, as Betts and Arguello combined for an 8-5 win over Hatamova and Roberts.

Furman (4-5, 1-0 SoCon) will face #52 Boise State in Las Vegas Saturday at 1 p.m.

#35 SMU 5, Furman 2
Mar 11, 2011 at Las Vegas (Fertitta Tennis Complex)

Singles competition

1. #8 Marta Lesniak (SMU) def. #63 Monica Arguello (FUR) 6-2, 6-2

2. Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) def. Margaret Boyette (FUR) 6-1, 6-4

3. Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Heather Steinbauer (SMU) 6-3, 6-3

4. Shahzoda Hatamova (SMU) def. Amanda Murray (FUR) 6-2, 6-2

5. Aleks Malyarchikova (SMU) def. Michele Stanford (FUR) 6-1, 6-0

6. Olivia Maurice (FUR) def. Kris Roberts (SMU) 6-4, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. #73 Marta Lesniak/Aleks Malyarchikova (SMU) def. Margaret Boyette/Amanda Murray (FUR) 8-1

2. Heather Steinbauer/Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) def. Lauren Kline/Michele Stanford (FUR) 8-1

3. Jennifer Betts/Monica Arguello (FUR) def. Shahzoda Hatamova/Kris Roberts (SMU) 8-5