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Furman Blanks East Carolina, 7-0

Furman Blanks East Carolina, 7-0

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Furman women's tennis team blanked East Carolina, 7-0, Saturday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.  The Paladins swept all six singles matches and the three doubles matches for the victory.

Furman jumped out to a quick lead, sweeping the doubles matches to clinch the point.  Junior Lauren Kline and freshman Alex Moreno-Kaste topped Danielle Terpko and Yilian Zhang, 8-1, at number one, and sophomore Margaret Boyette and freshman Kelly Sullivan notched a 9-7 victory over Neena Wanko and Dana Gray at number two.  In the third doubles contest, junior Michele Stanford and sophomore Amanda Murray defeated Natalie Collins and Renata Bakieva, 8-5.

The Paladins remained strong in singles, claiming victories in all six matches.  Kline defeated Collins, 6-2, 6-0, in the top-seeded match, and Stanford recorded a 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8) win over Bakieva at number two.  At number three singles, Boyette bested Wanko, 6-2, 7-5, while sophomore Katherine Oudin scored a 6-1, 6-1 win over Zhang in the fourth singles match.  Moreno-Kaste defeated Terpko, 6-0, 6-3, at number five, then Murray clinched the sweep with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Gray in the sixth singles match-up.

"We adjusted well after having to move today's match indoors," said Furman head coach Debbie Southern following the victory.  "The team did a good job of staying in the points longer than East Carolina overall."d

Furman (5-7) opens the 2012 SoCon season Sunday at Georgia Southern.  First serve is set for noon.

 

Furman 7, East Carolina 0
Mar 17, 2012 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Natalie Collins (ECU) 6-2, 6-0

2. Michele Stanford (FUR) def. Renata Bakieva (ECU) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8)

3. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Neena Wanko (ECU) 6-2, 7-5

4. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Yilian Zhang (ECU) 6-1, 6-1

5. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Danielle Terpko (ECU) 6-0, 6-3

6. Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Dana Gray (ECU) 6-0, 6-1

 

Doubles competition

1. Lauren Kline/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Danielle Terpko/Yilian Zhang (ECU) 8-1

2. Margaret Boyette/Kelly Sullivan (FUR) def. Neena Wanko/Dana Gray (ECU) 9-7

3. Michele Stanford/Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Natalie Collins/Renata Bakieva (ECU) 8-5

 

Match Notes

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