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Furman Sweeps Western Carolina, 7-0, In Senior Day Match

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Senior Monica Arguello notched a win in the top singles match and teamed with fellow senior Jennifer Betts for a doubles victory to lead the Furman women's tennis team to a 7-0 sweep of Western Carolina Wednesday afternoon in the Paladins' Senior Day match at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.

Arguello, ranked 72nd nationally, defeated Izabella Glinska, 6-1, 6-2 at number one singles, while sophomore Lauren Kline beat Carolina Lainez, 6-1, 6-3, in the second singles match.  Freshman Margaret Boyette beat Ainhoa Iglesias Diaz, 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-4) at number three singles, and sophomore Michele Stanford recorded a 6-2, 6-2 win over Karen Jimenez at number four singles.  In the fifth singles match, junior Susan Bitetti beat Katie Barry, 6-0, 6-0.  Betts won be default in the sixth singles position.

In doubles action, sophomore Olivia Maurice teamed with Boyette for an 8-2 victory over Lainez and Iglesias Diaz at number one doubles, and Arguello and Betts combined to defeat Glinska and Jimenez, 8-1, at number two doubles.  Bitetti and sophomore Jenny Porter won by default in the third doubles spot.

"I thought we played well in our last home match today," said Furman head coach Debbie Southern following the match.  "Our seniors, Monica and Jen, played really well in doubles, and as a team we did what we had to do to win.  Margaret had to fight out a match to win, and I was proud of how she fought.  We are 10-10 with one conference match left, so hopefully we can pick up a win on Saturday to go over .500."

Furman (10-10, 7-2 SoCon) will play its final regular season match at Davidson Saturday at 1 p.m.

Furman 7, Western Carolina 0
April 13, 2011 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Monica Arguello (FUR) def. Izabella Glinska (WCU) 6-1, 6-2

2. Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Carolina Lainez (WCU) 6-1, 6-3

3. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz (WCU) 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-4)

4. Michele Stanford (FUR) def. Karen Jiménez (WCU) 6-2, 6-2

5. Susan Bitetti (FUR) def. Katie Barry (WCU) 6-0, 6-0

6. Jennifer Betts (FUR) def. No player (WCU), by default

 

Doubles competition

1. Olivia Maurice/Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Carolina Lainez/Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz (WCU) 8-2

2. Monica Arguello/Jennifer Betts (FUR) def. Izabella Glinska/Karen Jiménez (WCU) 8-1

3. Susan Bitetti/Jenny Porter (FUR) def. No player/No player (WCU), by default