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Furman Blanks Davidson, 7-0, To Conclude Regular Season

Furman Blanks Davidson, 7-0, To Conclude Regular Season

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Furman women's tennis team blanked Davidson, 7-0, to conclude the 2012 regular season Saturday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.  The Paladins honored senior Susan Bitetti and junior Olivia Maurice in the duo's final career home match.

The Paladins swept the doubles matches to clinch the opening point.  The team of junior Lauren Kline and freshman Alex Moreno-Kaste defeated Stephani Synn and Brites Moniz-Soares, 8-2, in the top spot, and sophomore Margaret Boyette and freshman Kelly Sullivan defeated Katharine Dicconson and Nisha Crouser, 8-3 at number two.  In the third-seeded match-up, Maurice and sophomore Katherine Oudin combined for an 8-4 victory over Frizzi Bschorer and Elise Held.

Furman continued its dominance in singles play, winning all six matches in straight sets. Kline bested Synn, 6-2, 6-2, at number one, while Oudin defeated Moniz-Soares, 6-1, 6-2, in the second-seeded contest.  At number three singles, Boyette topped Dicconson, 6-1, 6-2, and Moreno-Kaste posted a 6-4, 6-2 win over Crouser at number four.  In the fifth-flight, sophomore Amanda Murray beat Held, 6-3, 6-1, and Bitetti sailed to a 6-0, 6-0 triumph over Bschorer at number six singles.

The Southern Conference Championship begins Thursday in Charleston, S.C.  Furman (13-9, 8-2 SoCon) enters the tournament as the league's number three seed.  The Paladins are slated to open the tournament Friday at 3 p.m. and will face the winner of Thursday's match between the sixth-seeded team and the number eleven team.  Final pairings will be set following the conclusion of all regular season matches on Sunday.

Furman 7, Davidson 0
Apr 14, 2012 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Stephani Synn (DAV) 6-2, 6-2

2. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Brites Moniz-Soares (DAV) 6-1, 6-2

3. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Katharine Dicconson (DAV) 6-1, 6-2

4. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Nisha Crouser (DAV) 6-4, 6-2

5. Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Elise Held (DAV) 6-3, 6-1

6. Susan Bitetti (FUR) def. Frizzi Bschorer (DAV) 6-0, 6-0

 

Doubles competition

1. Lauren Kline/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Stephani Synn/Brites Moniz-Soares (DAV) 8-2

2. Margaret Boyette/Kelly Sullivan (FUR) def. Katharine Dicconson/Nisha Crouser (DAV) 8-3

3. Olivia Maurice/Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Frizzi Bschorer/Elise Held (DAV) 8-4