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Furman Sweeps Appalachian State, 7-0

Furman Sweeps Appalachian State, 7-0

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Furman women's tennis team swept all six singles matches in straight sets and the won all three doubles matches to defeat Appalachian State, 7-0, Wednesday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.

The Paladins opened the match with three doubles wins to clinch the doubles point.  Junior Lauren Kline and freshman Alex Moreno-Kaste teamed up to defeat Ellie Linsell and Jennifer Ansari, 8-4, in the top match, while the duo of sophomore Margaret Boyette and freshman Kelly Sullivan beat Gisela Fernandez and Gabriela Celi, 8-5, at number two doubles.  In the third doubles match, sophomore Amanda Murray and junior Michele Stanford posted an 8-1 victory over Jessica Thaggard and Blakeley Bean.

In singles action, Kline defeated Linsell, 6-3, 6-1, at number one, and Stanford bested Ansari, 6-0, 6-2, in the number two match-up.  In the third-seeded contest, sophomore Katherine Oudin notched a 6-0, 6-2 win over Celi, and Boyette recorded a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Thaggard at number four singles.  Moreno-Kaste defeated Kim-Lea Dinh, 6-2, 6-2, in the fifth singles match, while Murray tallied a 6-2, 6-2 win over Gabby Gabriel at number six to round-out the sweep.

Furman (7-7, 2-0 SoCon) completes a three-match home stand this weekend.   The Paladins 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, Appalachian State 0
Mar 21, 2012 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Ellie Linsell (ASU) 6-3, 6-1

2. Michele Stanford (FUR) def. Jennifer Ansari (ASU) 6-0, 6-2

3. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Gabriela Celi (ASU) 6-0, 6-2

4. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Jessica Thaggard (ASU) 6-2, 6-1

5. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Kim-Lea Dinh (ASU) 6-2, 6-2

6. Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Gabby Gabriel (ASU) 6-2, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Lauren Kline/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Ellie Linsell/Jennifer Ansari (ASU) 8-4

2. Margaret Boyette/Kelly Sullivan (FUR) def. Gisela Fernandez/Gabriela Celi (ASU) 8-5

3. Amanda Murray/Michele Stanford (FUR) def. Jessica Thaggard/Blakeley Bean (ASU) 8-1


Match Notes

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