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Louisville Slips Past Furman

Louisville Slips Past Furman

LOUISVILLE, KY. – The Louisville women's tennis team swept the singles and doubles matches to slip past Furman, 7-0, Saturday afternoon at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center in Louisville, Ky.

The Cardinals jumped out to an early lead after taking the doubles point.  Amelia Harris and Manuela Velasquez combined for an 8-6 win over junior Lauren Kline and freshman Alex Moreno in the top spot, and Julia Fellerhoff and Rebecca Shine teamed up to beat sophomores Margaret Boyette and Katherine Oudin, 8-4 at number two doubles.  In the third doubles contest, Sarah Miller and Mandy Brown defeated junior Michele Stanford and sophomore Amanda Murray, 9-7.

In singles action, Fellerhoff beat Kline, 6-2, 6-3, at number one, while Shine defeated Oudin, 6-3, 6-4, at number two.  In the third singles match-up, Brown posted a 6-1 first-set win over Stanford, then Stanford took the second set, 7-6, to force a decisive tie-breaker.  Brown won the tie-breaker, 10-6, for the victory.  Miller defeated Moreno, 6-2, 6-1, in the fifth singles match, while Harris recorded a 7-6, 6-3 win over senior Susan Bitetti at number six singles.

Furman (2-4) heads to Boston Feb. 25-26.  The Paladins will play at Harvard on Feb. 25 at noon, then play at Boston University on Feb. 26 at 10 a.m.


University of Louisville 7, Furman 0
Feb 11, 2012 at Louisville, KY (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Julia Fellerhoff (LOU) def. Lauren Kline (FUR) 6-2, 6-3

2. Rebecca Shine (LOU) def. Katherine Oudin (FUR) 6-3, 6-4

3. Mandy Brown (LOU) def. Michele Stanford (FUR) 6-1, 6-7, 10-6

4. Manuela Velasquez (LOU) def. Margaret Boyette (FUR) 6-1, 6-1

5. Sarah Miller (LOU) def. Alex Moreno (FUR) 6-2, 6-1

6. Amelia Harris (LOU) def. Susan Bitetti (FUR) 7-6, 6-3


Doubles competition

1. Amelia Harris/Manuela Velasquez (LOU) def. Lauren Kline/Alex Moreno (FUR) 8-6

2. Julia Fellerhoff/Rebecca Shine (LOU) def. Margaret Boyette/Katherine Oudin (FUR) 8-4

3. Sarah Miller/Mandy Brown (LOU) def. Michele Stanford/Amanda Murray (FUR) 9-7


Match Notes

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (4,1,5,2,6,3)