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Furman Sweeps Singles Matches In 6-1 Win Over Elon

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Furman women's team swept the singles matches in a 6-1 win over Elon Sunday afternoon at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.

Paladin senior Monica Arguello, ranked 71st nationally, defeated Jordan Johnston, 6-2, 6-0, in the top singles match, while freshman Margaret Boyette notched a 7-6, 7-5 win over Bryn Khoury at number two singles.  In the third singles match, sophomore Lauren Kline beat Frida Jansaker, 6-3, 6-1, and freshman Amanda Murray posted a come-from-behind 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Viviana Stavreva at number four singles.  At number five singles, sophomore Michele Stanford defeated Briana Berne, 6-1, 6-1, and junior Susan Bitetti recorded a 6-2, 6-0 win over Jessica Margolis in the sixth singles match-up.

The Phoenix won two out of three doubles matches to score Elon's lone point.  Johnson and Berne teamed up for an 8-6 win over Boyette and Murray in the top doubles match, while Jansaker and Khoury defeated Kline and Stanford, 8-5, at number two doubles.  The Paladins tallied a win in the third doubles match, as Arguello combined with senior Jennifer Betts for an 8-1 victory over Margolis and Stavreva.

Furman (9-9, 6-1 SoCon) will play at College of Charleston April 9 at 10 a.m.

Furman 6, Elon 1
April 3, 2011 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. #71 Monica Arguello (FUR) def. Jordan Johnston (ELON) 6-2, 6-0

2. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Bryn Khoury (ELON) 7-6, 7-5

3. Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Frida Jansaker (ELON) 6-3, 6-1

4. Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Viviana Stavreva (ELON) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2

5. Michele Stanford (FUR) def. Briana Berne (ELON) 6-1, 6-1

6. Susan Bitetti (FUR) def. Jessica Margolis (ELON) 6-2, 6-0


Doubles competition

1. Jordan Johnston/Briana Berne (ELON) def. Margaret Boyette/Amanda Murray (FUR) 8-6

2. Frida Jansaker/Bryn Khoury (ELON) def. Lauren Kline/Michele Stanford (FUR) 8-5

3. Monica Arguello/Jennifer Betts (FUR) def. Jessica Margolis/Viviana Stavreva (ELON) 8-1


Match Notes

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