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Paladins Defeat Elon, 4-0, To Advance In SoCon Tournament

CHATTANOOGA, TENN. – The Furman women's tennis team defeated Elon, 4-0, Thursday morning to advance to the semifinals of the 2011 Southern Conference Tournament, being held this week at the Champions Club in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The Paladins jumped out to an early lead after winning the doubles point.  Freshmen Margaret Boyette and Katherine Oudin combined for an 8-3 win over Jordan Johnston and Briana Berne at number one doubles, and seniors Monica Arguello and Jennifer Betts teamed up to defeat Viviana Stavreva and Kaylyn Smialek, 8-2, in the third doubles match.  The second doubles match was unfinished, with the Phoneix' Frida Jansaker and Bryn Khoury leading sophomore Lauren Kline and freshman Amanda Murray, 7-6.

In singles action, Kline quickly defeated Jansaker, 6-1, 6-0 in the number three match, then sophomore Michele Stanford notched a 6-0, 6-0 win over Jessica Margolis at number six singles to give Furman a 3-0 lead.  Freshman Katherine Oudin sealed the win for the Paladins after defeating Khoury, 6-3, 6-3 at number two singles.

Three singles matches were unfinished, with Furman leading in each match.  Arguello led Johnston, 6-3, 3-4, at number one singles, and Boyette was leading Stavreva, 6-0, 4-4, at number four singles.  In the fifth singles match, Murray was ahead 6-2, 2-3, over Berne.

Furman (12-10, 8-2 SoCon) will face UNC Greensboro Friday at 10 a.m. in the semifinals of the tournament.

Furman 4, Elon 0
Apr 21, 2011 at Chattanooga, Tenn. (Champions Club)

Singles competition

1. Monica Arguello (FUR) vs. Jordan Johnston (ELON) 6-3, 3-4, unfinished

2. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Bryn Khoury (ELON) 6-3, 6-3

3. Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Frida Jansaker (ELON) 6-1, 6-0

4. Margaret Boyette (FUR) vs. Viviana Stavreva (ELON) 6-0, 4-4, unfinished

5. Amanda Murray (FUR) vs. Briana Berne (ELON) 6-2, 2-3, unfinished

6. Michele Stanford (FUR) def. Jessica Margolis (ELON) 6-0, 6-0


Doubles competition

1. Margaret Boyette/Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Jordan Johnston/Briana Berne (ELON) 8-3

2. Lauren Kline/Amanda Murray (FUR) vs. Frida Jansaker/Bryn Khoury (ELON) 6-7, unfinished

3. Monica Arguello/Jennifer Betts (FUR) def. Viviana Stavreva/Kaylyn Smialek (ELON) 8-2


Match Notes

Elon 12-11

Furman 12-10

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