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Furman Opens SoCon Season With 7-0 Win At Georgia Southern

Furman Opens SoCon Season With 7-0 Win At Georgia Southern

STATESBORO, GA. – The Furman women's tennis team opened the 2012 Southern Conference Season Sunday with a 7-0 win over Georgia Southern at the Hanner Tennis Complex in Statesboro, Ga.

The Paladins won two out of three doubles matches to clinch the doubles point.  Sophomore Margaret Boyette and freshman Kelly Sullivan combined to defeat Scottie French and Cameron Williams, 8-1, at number two doubles, then junior Michele Stanford and sophomore Amanda Murray beat Natalie Maffett and Mimi Bollai, 8-3, in the third doubles match.  The Eagles came away with a win in the top doubles match, as the duo of Paola Garrido and Caitlin Kitchen topped junior Lauren Kline and freshman Alex Moreno-Kaste, 8-6.

Furman swept the singles matches, as Kline defeated Garrido, 6-2, 6-1, in the top match, and Stanford held on for a 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-2) victory over Allison Beeler at number two.  In the third-seeded match, sophomore Katherine Oudin notched a 6-1, 6-0 win over Kitchen, and Boyette came from behind to beat Williams, 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-6) at number four.  Moreno-Kaste scored a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Dzuba in the fifth singles match-up, and Murray defeated Maffett, 6-0, 6-2, at number six to complete the sweep.

The Paladins (6-7, 1-0 SoCon) begin a three-match home stand Wednesday when they face Appalachian State at 3 p.m.  Next weekend, Furman will entertain Samford Saturday at 11 a.m. and will conclude the home-stint with a 11 a.m. match versus Chattanooga on Sunday. 

Furman 7, Georgia Southern 0
Mar 18, 2012 at Statesboro, Ga. (Hanner Tennis Complex)

Singles competition

1. Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Paola Garrido (GSU) 6-2, 6-1

2. Michele Stanford (FUR) def. Allison Beeler (GSU) 6-2, 4-6, 10-2

3. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Caitlin Kitchen (GSU) 6-1, 6-0

4. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Cameron Williams (GSU) 5-7, 6-1, 10-6

5. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Alessandra Dzuba (GSU) 6-1, 6-4

6. Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Natalie Maffett (GSU) 6-0, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Paola Garrido/Caitlin Kitchen (GSU) def. Lauren Kline/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 8-6

2. Margaret Boyette/Kelly Sullivan (FUR) def. Scottie French/Cameron Williams (GSU) 8-1

3. Michele Stanford/Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Natalie Maffett/Mimi Bollaci (GSU) 8-3


Match Notes

Furman 6-7 (1-0 SoCon)

Georgia Southern 4-10 (1-4 SoCon)

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

T-3:30 A-52