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Paladins Sweep Singles To Conclude Regular Season With 6-1 Win At Davidson

DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Furman women's tennis team swept the singles matches to conclude the regular season with a 6-1 win at Davidson on Saturday. 

The Wildcats jumped out to an early lead after winning two out of three doubles matches to take the doubles point.  Stephani Synn and Alison Rauh teamed up for an 8-3 win over seniors Jennifer Betts and Monica Arguello at number two doubles, while Samantha Galainena and Katharine Dicconson beat sophomores Olivia Maurice and Jenny Porter, 8-2, in the third doubles contest.  Furman picked up a win in the top doubles match, as freshman Amanda Murray and sophomore Lauren Kline notched an 8-5 win over Brites Moniz-Soares and Nisha Crouser.

The Paladins regrouped to sweep the singles matches for the win.  Arguello, ranked 72nd nationally, beat Synn, 7-6, 6-2, in the top singles match, while Kline defeated Rauh, 6-4, 6-3, at number two singles.  Freshman Margaret Boyette recorded a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Crouser, and Murray tallied a 6-2, 6-1 win over Moniz-Soares.  At number five singles, sophomore Michele Stanford defeated Galainena, 6-1, 6-3, then junior Susan Bitetti completed the sweep with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Romina Clemente in the sixth singles match.

Furman (11-10, 8-2 SoCon) will compete at the Southern Conference Tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn., beginning Thursday, April 21, at 10:30 a.m.  The Paladins enter the tournament as the number three seed and are slated to face the winner of Wednesday's #6 (Elon) vs. #11 (TBD) match.

Furman 6, Davidson College 1
Apr 16, 2011 at Davidson, N.C. (Knobloch Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Monica Arguello (FUR) def. Stephani Synn (DAV) 7-6, 6-2

2. Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Alison Rauh (DAV) 6-4, 6-3

3. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Nisha Crouser (DAV) 6-1, 6-3

4. Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Brites Moniz-Soares (DAV) 6-2, 6-1

5. Michele Stanford (FUR) def. Samantha Galainena (DAV) 6-1, 6-3

6. Susan Bitetti (FUR) def. Romina Clemente (DAV) 6-3, 6-3


Doubles competition

1. Amanda Murray/Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Brites Moniz-Soares/Nisha Crouser (DAV) 8-5

2. Stephani Synn/Alison Rauh (DAV) def. Jennifer Betts/Monica Arguello (FUR) 8-3

3. Samantha Galainena/Katharine Dicconson (DAV) def. Olivia Maurice/Jenny Porter (FUR) 8-2


Match Notes

Furman 11-10, 8-2 SoCon

Davidson College 5-18, 1-8 SoCon