GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman women's tennis team picked up two wins in the first round of singles action and six victories in the second round of singles Saturday in the second day of the Furman Fall Classic, being held this weekend at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.
In the first round of singles play, the Paladins won two matches in flight seven. Furman junior Jenny Porter defeated South Carolina's Stephanie Cox, 6-1, 6-1, while fellow junior Olivia Maurice beat Lindsey Main of South Carolina, 6-0, 6-2. Two Paladins split sets in the first round, as freshman Alex Moreno fell to Chelsea Preeg of Vanderbilt, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 in flight four, and fellow rookie Kelly Sullivan dropped a 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 match to North Carolina's Haley Hemm in flight five.
Furman senior Susan Bitetti defeated North Carolina's Jennifer Stone, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 in the second round of flight six competition, while freshman Kelsey Kinderknecht beat South Carolina's Main, 6-1, 6-0 and Maurice beat Cox of South Carolina, 6-1, 6-2 in flight seven's second round.
In other second round competition, Paladin junior Lauren Kline defeated Mia Vriens of Florida State by default in flight one, while sophomore Amanda Murray beat North Carolina's Laura Slater by default in flight four. Freshman Kelly Sullivan also notched a default win over Ashleigh Antal of Vanderbilt in flight five. Murray split sets in the second round of flight three, dropping a 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 match to Tessa Lyons of North Carolina, and Moreno again split sets in flight four, taking a 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 loss to Leyla Erkan of Florida State.
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.
The final round of singles competition will begin on Sunday at 9 a.m.
Furman results from Saturday are as follows:
Singles Round One
F1 MaryAnn MacFarland (UA) def. Lauren Kline (FU), 6-0, 6-0
F2 Noemie Scharle (FSU) def. Katherine Oudin (FU), 7-5, 6-0
F3 Kata Szekely (UT) def. Margaret Boyette (FU), 6-2, 6-0
F4 Katie Popova (USC) vs. Amanda Murray (FU), 6-2, 6-3
F4 Chelsea Preeg (VU) def. Alex Moreno (FU), 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
F5 Haley Hemm (UNC) def. Kelly Sullivan (FU), 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
F6 Monika Kochanova (CU) def. Susan Bitetti (FU), 6-1, 6-1
F7 Jenny Porter (FU) def. Stephanie Cox (USC), 6-1, 6-1
F7 Olivia Maurice (FU) def. Lindsey Main (USC), 6-0, 6-2
Singles Round Two
F1 Lauren Kline (FU) def. Mia Vriens (FSU), def.
F1 Alex Guarchi (UA) def. Lauren Kline (FU), 6-2, 6-1
F2 Klara Vyskocilova (CU) def. Katherine Oudin (FU), 6-1, 6-2
F3 Tessa Lyons (UNC) def. Amanda Murray (FU), 6-3, 3-6, 6-0
F3 Courtney McLane (UA) def. Margaret Boyette (FU), 6-3, 7-5
F4 Amanda Murray (FU) def. Laura Slater (UNC), def.
F4 Leyla Erkan (FSU) def. Alex Moreno (FU), 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
F5 Kelly Sullivan (FU) def. Ashleigh Antal (VU), def.
F5 Joanna Henderson (UT) def. Michele Stanford (FU), 6-1, 6-3
F6 Susan Bitetti (FU) def. Jennifer Stone (UNC), 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
F7 Olivia Maurice (FU) def. Stephanie Cox (USC), 6-1, 6-2
F7 Kelsey Kinderknecht (FU) def. Lindsey Main (USC), 6-1, 6-0
F7 Dina Guzairova (USC) def. Jenny Porter (FU), 6-1, 6-1