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Paladins Notch Eight Singles Wins In Final Day Of Furman Fall Classic

Paladins Notch Eight Singles Wins In Final Day Of Furman Fall Classic

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman women's tennis team picked up eight wins in the final round of singles at the Furman Fall Classic Sunday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.  

Sophomore Katherine Oudin defeated Nelly Radeva of Vanderbilt, 6-2, 7-6(1) to take seventh place in flight two, while senior Susan Bitetti posted a 6-1, 7-6(3) win over Kayla McMurry of Tennessee to finish fifth in flight six.  In flight seven, junior Jenny Porter beat South Carolina's Lindsey Main, 6-1, 6-0, and freshman Kelsey Kinderknecht recorded a 6-3, 6-3 win over Gamecock Stephanie Cox.  

Junior Lauren Kline placed fifth in flight one after picking up a default win over Jackie Wu of Vanderbilt, and sophomore Margaret Boyette finished seventh in flight three after Francesca Segarelli of Florida State defaulted.   Rookie Alex Moreno had a default over North Carolina's Laura Slater to place seventh in flight four, and junior Michele Stanford took seventh place in flight five after a default win over Ashleigh Antal of Vanderbilt.

The Furman Fall Classic featured 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 included 21 singles players and 11 doubles teams ranked in the preseason ITA Collegiate Tennis rankings.

The Paladins will compete at the ITA Regional in Chapel Hill, N.C., Oct. 20-24.

Furman complete results from Sunday are as follows:

Sunday Singles Results

F1 5th Place Lauren Kline (FU) def. Jackie Wu (VU), def. 

F2 7th Place Katherine Oudin (FU) def. Nelly Radeva (VU), 6-2, 7-6(1)

F3 7th Place Margaret Boyette (FU) def. Francesca Segarelli (FSU), def. 

F4 5th Place Leyla Erkan (FSU) def. Amanda Murray (FU), 6-1, 6-4

F4 7th Place Alex Moreno (FU) def. Laura Slater (UNC), def. 

F4 Domi Kanakova (USC) def. Margaret Boyette (FU), 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

F5 5th Place Joanna Henderson (UT) def. Kelly Sullivan (FU), 6-4, 6-3

F5 7th Place Michele Stanford (FU) def. Ashleigh Antal (VU), def. 

F6 5th Place Susan Bitetti (FU) def. Kayla McMurry (UT), 6-1, 7-6(3)

F7 Dina Guzairova (USC) def. Olivia Maurice (FU), 6-3, 6-2

F7 Jenny Porter (FU) def. Lindsey Main (USC), 6-1, 6-0

F7 Kelsey Kinderknecht (FU) def. Stephanie Cox (USC), 6-3, 6-3