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Furman Remains Unbeaten In SoCon With 4-3 Win Over Chattanooga

Furman Remains Unbeaten In SoCon With 4-3 Win Over Chattanooga

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Furman women's tennis team remained unbeaten in Southern Conference play and extended its winning streak to six matches with a 4-3 win over Chattanooga Sunday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C. 

The Paladins opened the match by winning two out of three doubles matches to clinch the doubles point.  Freshman Alex Moreno-Kaste and junior Michele Stanford defeated Alexa Flynn and Kaylene Chadwell, 8-4, in the top match, and the duo of freshman Kelly Sullivan and junior Lauren Kline posted an 8-4 win over Jenna Nurik and Claire Mulyadi in the third doubles match-up.  Chattanooga's Emily Hangstefer and Shaina Singh combined to beat sophomores Katherine Oudin and Margaret Boyette, 8-7, at number two doubles.

Furman took a 3-0 lead early in the singles competition, as Moreno-Kaste recorded a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Singh at number five and Boyette tallied a 6-0, 7-6 triumph over Hangstefer in the fourth-seeded match. 

Flynn put the Mocs on the board with a 0-6, 6-4, 6-1 win over Stanford in the second singles contest, then Nurik bested Kline, 6-3, 6-4, in the top match to cut the deficit to 3-2.  Sophomore Amanda Murray clinched the team victory for the Paladins with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Mulyadi in the sixth-seeded match, then Chadwell defeated Oudin, 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (12-10) at number three singles.

Furman (9-7, 4-0 SoCon) will begin a four-match road swing Wednesday when the Paladins play at Wofford at 3 p.m.

Furman 4, Chattanooga 3
Mar 25, 2012 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Jenna Nurik (UTC) def. Lauren Kline (FUR) 6-3, 6-4

2. Alexa Flynn (UTC) def. Michele Stanford (FUR) 0-6, 6-4, 6-1

3. Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) def. Katherine Oudin (FUR) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (12-10)

4. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Emily Hangstefer (UTC) 6-0, 7-6

5. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Shaina Singh (UTC) 6-2, 6-0

6. Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Claire Mulyadi (UTC) 7-5, 6-1


Doubles competition

1. Alex Moreno-Kaste/Michele Stanford (FUR) def. Alexa Flynn/Kaylene Chadwell (UTC) 8-4

2. Emily Hangstefer/Shaina Singh (UTC) def. Katherine Oudin/Margaret Boyette (FUR) 8-7

3. Kelly Sullivan/Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Jenna Nurik/Claire Mulyadi (UTC) 8-4


Match Notes

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