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Paladins Blank Boston University, 7-0

Paladins Blank Boston University, 7-0

CAMBRIDGE, MASS. – The Furman women's tennis team snapped a two-match losing streak with a 7-0 win over Boston University Sunday morning in Cambridge, Mass.

The Paladins jumped out to an early lead, winning two out of three doubles matches to claim the doubles point.  Sophomore Margaret Boyette and freshman Kelly Sullivan defeated Vivien Laszloffy and Jessi Linero, 8-4, at number two, and junior Michele Stanford and freshman Amanda Murray combined for an 8-3 victory over Kendal Drake and Leonie-Charlotte Athanasiadis in the third doubles match-up.  The Terriers got their lone win of the day at number one doubles, where Monika Mical and Sami Lieb defeated the duo of junior Lauren Kline and freshman Alex Moreno-Kaste, 8-7(5).

Furman swept the singles matches, as Kline beat Laszloffy, 6-1, 6-2, in the top match, and Stanford defeated Athanasiadis, 6-2, 6-4, at number two.  In the third singles contest, Boyette posted a 6-4, 6-4 triumph over Mical, and Oudin notched a 6-2, 6-0 win over Linero in the fourth-seed match. Moreno-Kaste defeated Lieb, 6-0, 6-3, in the fifth singles match-up, while Murray completed the sweep with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Petra Santini at number six.

"I was reallly pleased with the way we battled after a tough match yesterday," said Furman head coach Debbie Southern following the win. "We came out and played really well in singles today."

Furman (3-5) will continue its six-match road swing when the team travels to Los Angeles March 7-10.  The Paladins will take on UC Irvine March 7 at 4:30 p.m. then play at Cal State Northridge March 9 at 2 p.m.  Furman wraps up the trip at Loyola Marymount March 10 at 2 p.m.

Furman 7, Boston University 0
Feb 26, 2012 at Cambridge, Mass.

Singles competition

1. Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Vivien Laszloffy (BU) 6-1, 6-2

2. Michele Stanford (FUR) def. Leonie-Charlotte Athanasiadis (BU) 6-2, 6-4

3. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Monika Mical (BU) 6-4, 6-4

4. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Jessi Linero (BU) 6-2, 6-0

5. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Sami Lieb (BU) 6-0, 6-3

6. Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Petra Santini (BU) 6-1, 6-4

 

Doubles competition

1. Monika Mical/Sami Lieb (BU) def. Lauren Kline/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 8-7 (7-5)

2. Margaret Boyette/Kelly Sullivan (FUR) def. Vivien Laszloffy/Jessi Linero (BU) 8-4

3. Michele Stanford/Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Kendal Drake/L-C Athanasiadis (BU) 8-3

 

Match Notes

Boston University 4-2

Furman 3-5

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