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Paladins Extend Winning Streak With 4-3 Victory At Elon

Paladins Extend Winning Streak With 4-3 Victory At Elon

ELON, N.C. – Sophomore Amanda Murray defeated Maria Camara Ruiz, 6-3, 7-5 at number six singles to lead the Furman women's tennis team to a 4-3 win over Elon Saturday at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center in Elon, N.C.  With the win, the Paladins remain unbeaten in Southern Conference play and extend their winning streak to eight matches. 

The Phoenix came out strong in doubles, taking victories in two out of three matches to clinch the doubles point.  The duo of Jordan Johnston and Frida Jansaker defeated freshman Alex Moreno-Kaste and junior Michele Stanford, 8-6, in the top match, then Briana Berne and Viviana Stavreva combined for an 8-5 win over freshman Kelly Sullivan and junior Lauren Kline in the third-seeded match.  Furman picked up a win at number two doubles, as sophomores Margaret Boyette and Katherine Oudin defeated Barbora Lazarova and Camara Ruiz, 9-8(7-5).

The Paladins rebounded in singles play, taking straight-set wins in three matches for a 3-1 lead.  Oudin bested Lazarova, 6-4, 6-0, at number three, then Moreno-Kaste topped Stavreeva, 7-6, 6-2, in the fifth-seeded match.  Stanford notched a 7-5, 6-3 triumph over Bryn Khoury at number two singles. 

Elon tied the score at 3-apiece after Jansaker recorded a 6-4, 6-3 win over Boyette in the fourth-seeded match, and Johnston defeated Kline, 6-2, 1-6, 6-2 in the top singles contest, to set up the decisive match at number six.

"The team did a good job of responding and not reacting after losing the doubles point today," said Furman head coach Debbie Southern.  "We played patiently and were determined in our singles matches and pulled out four wins!"

Furman (11-7, 6-0 SoCon) will play at UNC Greensboro Sunday at noon.  Elon falls to 13-6 overall and 4-3 in league play with the loss.

Furman 4, Elon 3
Mar 31, 2012 at Elon, N.C. (The Jimmy Powell Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Jordan Johnston (ELON) def. Lauren Kline (FUR) 6-2, 1-6, 6-2

2. Michele Stanford (FUR) def. Bryn Khoury (ELON) 7-5, 6-3

3. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Barbora Lazarova (ELON) 6-4, 6-0

4. Frida Jansaker (ELON) def. Margaret Boyette (FUR) 6-4, 6-3

5. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Viviana Stavreva (ELON) 7-6, 6-2

6. Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Maria Camara Ruiz (ELON) 6-3, 7-5


Doubles competition

1. Jordan Johnston/Frida Jansaker (ELON) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste/Michele Stanford (FUR) 8-6

2. Margaret Boyette/Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Barbora Lazarova/Maria Camara Ruiz (ELON) 9-8 (7-5)

3. Briana Berne/Viviana Stavreva (ELON) def. Kelly Sullivan/Lauren Kline (FUR) 8-5


Match Notes

Furman 11-7, 6-0

Elon 13-6, 4-3

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