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Women's Tennis Concludes Play At UNCW Collegiate Invitational

Women's Tennis Concludes Play At UNCW Collegiate Invitational

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- The Furman women's tennis team concluded play at the UNCW Collegiate Tennis Invitational Sunday in Wilmington, N.C.  

In the Flight A Singles championship match, Tina Tehrani of Georgetown defeated Furman junior Lauren Kline, 6-4, 6-1, while Paladin sophomore Margaret Boyette beat Shannon Betts of Virginia Tech, 6-1, 6-2 in the consolation match.  Alyssa Ritchie of Wilmington defeated sophomore Katherine Oudin, 6-2, 6-2.

Vicky Sekely of Georgetown beat Paladin freshman Alex Moreno-Kaste, 6-2, 6-3, in the championship match of Flight B Singles, while Wilmington's Christina Riley posted a 6-3, 6-4 win over junior Jenny Porter in the consolation match.  Furman senior Susan Bitetti defeated Miller Hales of Wilmington, 4-6, 6-3, 10-8, and sophomore Michele Stanford notched a 6-0, 6-1 win over Georgetown's Nova Montgomery.  Rookie Kelly Sullivan recorded a 6-2, 7-6(3) win over Courtney Rauscher of Virginia Tech to round out the draw.

In doubles action, junior Olivia Maurice teamed with Sullivan for an 8-3 win over Hales and Lovette of Wilmington, while Riley and Ritchie of Wilmington combined to defeat Moreno-Kaste and sophomore Amanda Murray, 8-2.

The Paladins will play host to the Furman Fall Classic September 23-25 at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.


Flight A Singles

Tina Tehrani (Georgetown) def. Lauren Kline (Furman), 6-4, 6-1

Margaret Boyette (Furman) def. Shannon Betts (VT), 6-1, 6-2

Alyssa Ritchie (UNCW) def. Katherine Oudin (Furman), 6-2, 6-2


Flight B Singles

Vicky Sekely (Georgetown) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (Furman), 6-2, 6-3

Christina Riley (UNCW) def. Jenny Porter (Furman), 6-3, 6-4

Susan Bitetti (Furman) def. Miller Hales (UNCW), 4-6, 6-3, 10-8

Michele Stanford (Furman) def. Nova Montgomery (Georgetown), 6-0, 6-1

Kelly Sullivan (Furman) def. Courtney Rauscher (VT), 6-2, 7-6(3)



Riley/Ritchie (UNCW) def. Moreno-Kaste/Murray (Furman), 8-2

Maurice/Sullivan (Furman) def. Hales/Lovette (UNCW), 8-3