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Furman Concludes Road Swing With 5-2 Loss At #43 UNLV

LAS VEGAS, NEV. – The Furman women's tennis team concluded a four-match road swing Sunday afternoon with a 5-2 loss at #43 UNLV at the Fertitta Tennis Complex in Las Vegas, Nev.  The Paladins picked up singles wins from freshmen Margaret Boyette and Amanda Murray.

Boyette defeated Nives Pavlovic, 7-6, 6-2, at number three singles, while Murray posted a 6-1, 6-3 win over Adrienn Hidvegi in the fourth singles match.

The Rebels notched four singles wins, with #77 Lucia Batta defeating #63 Monica Arguello, 6-2, 6-2, in the top singles match, and Aleksandra Josifoska beating sophomore Lauren Kline, 7-6, 6-2, at number two singles.  Jana Albers recorded a 6-2, 6-2 win over sophomore Michele Stanford at number five singles, and Anna Maskaljun beat sophomore Jenny Porter, 6-0, 6-0, in the sixth singles competition.

UNLV swept the doubles matches to take the doubles point, with Josifoska and Pavlovic teaming up for an 8-3 win over Boyette and Murray at number one doubles.  Batta and Maskaljun tallied an 8-2 win over Kline and Stanford in the second doubles match, and Albers combined with Hidvegi to defeat senior Jennifer Betts and Arguello, 9-8, in the final doubles match.

Furman (4-7, 1-0 SoCon) will return home to face VCU on Saturday, March 19, at 11 a.m.

#43 UNLV 5, Furman 2
March 13, 2011 at Las Vegas (Fertitta Tennis Complex)

Singles competition

1. #77 Lucia Batta (UNLV) def. #63 Monica Arguello (FUR) 6-2, 6-2

2. Aleksandra Josifoska (UNLV) def. Lauren Kline (FUR) 7-6, 6-2

3. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) 7-6, 6-2

4. Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Adrienn Hidvegi (UNLV) 6-1, 6-3

5. Jana Albers (UNLV) def. Michele Stanford (FUR) 6-2, 6-2

6. Anna Maskaljun (UNLV) def. Jenny Porter (FUR) 6-0, 6-0

 

Doubles competition

1. Aleksandra Josifoska/Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) def. Margaret Boyette/Amanda Murray (FUR) 8-3

2. Lucia Batta/Anna Maskaljun (UNLV) def. Lauren Kline/Michele Stanford (FUR) 8-2

3. Jana Albers/Adrienn Hidvegi (UNLV) def. Jennifer Betts/Monica Arguello (FUR) 9-8