GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Junior Lauren Kline and freshman Kelly Sullivan teamed up for an 8-6 win over Clemson's Klara Vyskocilova and Monika Kochanova to take third place in the flight three doubles competition and lead the Furman women's tennis team Friday in the first day of the Furman Fall Classic, being held this weekend at the Mickel Tennis Center on the campus of Furman University in Greenville, S.C.
Kline and Sullivan defeated Adriana Pereira and Dina Guzairova of South Carolina, 8-4, in the opening round of doubles, then fell to Mary Anne MacFarlane and Emily Zabor of Alabama, 8-4, in the second round. In flight four competition, the Paladin duo of freshmen Kelsey Kinderknecht and Kelly Sullivan defeated South Carolina's Lindsey Main and Stephanie Cox, 8-4.
Furman freshman Alex Moreno and junior Olivia Maurice placed seventh in flight one of doubles after defeating Alabama's Courtney McLane and Taylor Lindsey, 8-5, in the third round of competition. Sophomores Margaret Boyette and Amanda Murray placed eighth in flight two, while junior Michele Stanford teamed with senior Susan Bitetti for an eighth place finish in flight three.
The Furman Fall Classic features seven teams ranked in the top 35 in the 2011 final ITA Collegiate Tennis rankings: North Carolina (4th), Clemson (14th), Florida State (15th), Vanderbilt (16th), Tennessee (17th), Alabama (28th), and South Carolina (32nd). The eight-team field also includes 21 singles players and 11 doubles teams ranked in the preseason ITA Collegiate Tennis rankings.
On Saturday singles play will begin at 9 a.m.
F1 Pluskota/Henderson (UT) def. Moreno/Oudin (FU), 8-1
F2 Kanakova/Morgina (USC) def. Boyette/Murray (FU), 8-5
F3 Vyskocilova/Kochanova (CU) def. Stanford/Bitetti (FU), 8-3
F3 Kline/Sullivan (FU) def. Pereira/Guzairova (USC), 8-4
F4 Kinderknecht/Maurice (FU) def. Main/Cox (USC), 8-4
F1 De los Santos/Vriens (FSU) def. Moreno/Oudin (FU), 8-6
F2 DeBruyker/Lyons (UNC) def. Boyette/Murray (FU), 8-5
F3 Radeva/Gornet (VU) def. Stanford/Porter (FU), 9-8(6)
F3 MacFarlane/Zabor (UA) def. Kline/Sullivan (FU), 8-4
F1 7th Place Moreno/Oudin (FU) def. McLane/Lindsey (UA), 8-5
F2 7th Place Erkan/Segarelli (FSU) def. Boyette/Murray (FU) , 8-5
F3 3rd Place Kline/Sullivan (FU) def. Vyskocilova/Kochanova (CU), 8-6
F3 7th Place Pereira/Guzairova (USC) def. Stanford/Bitetti (FU), 8-4