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Furman Sweeps Appalachian State To Open SoCon Tournament

Furman Sweeps Appalachian State To Open SoCon Tournament

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Third-seeded Furman swept No. 6 Appalachian State, 4-0, Friday in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Southern Conference Women's Tennis Championship at the Earle Tennis Center in Charleston, S.C.

The Paladins earned the doubles point with wins in the No. 1 and No. 3 positions. Sophomore Margaret Boyette and freshman Kelly Sullivan combined to defeat Blakeley Bean and Kim-Lea Dinh, 8-0, in the top match, while freshman Alex Moreno-Kaste and junior Michele Stanford defeated Ellie Linsell and Jennifer Ansari, 8-2 in the third-seeded contest.

Furman continued to control match play in singles, as Katherine Oudin picked up a quick 6-1, 6-1 triumph over Jennifer Ansari at number two singles. Moments later Moreno-Kaste earned a win in the number four position, blanking Jessica Thaggard, 6-0, 6-0. Boyette secured the team victory with a win in the number three spot, as she downed Gabriela Celi, 6-1, 6-0.

The Paladins (14-9) advance in the tournament to face No. 2-seed College of Charleston at 3 p.m. Saturday at Patriots Point.  Appalachian State closes out the season with a 12-12 overall mark.

Furman 4, Appalachian State 0
Apr 20, 2012 at Charleston, S.C. (The Citadel)

Singles competition

1. Lauren Kline (FUR) vs. Ellie Linsell (ASU) 6-2, 1-2, unfinished

2. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Jennifer Ansari (ASU) 6-1, 6-1

3. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Gabriela Celi (ASU) 6-1, 6-0

4. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Jessica Thaggard (ASU) 6-0, 6-0

5. Amanda Murray (FUR) vs. Kim-Lea Dinh (ASU) 6-5, unfinished

6. Susan Bitetti (FUR) vs. Gabby Gabriel (ASU) 6-4, 1-0, unfinished


Doubles competition

1. Alex Moreno-Kaste/Michele Stanford (FUR) def. Ellie Linsell/Jennifer Ansari (ASU) 8-2

2. Lauren Kline/Katherine Oudin (FUR) vs. Gabriela Celi/Jessica Thaggard (ASU) 7-3, unfinished

3. Margaret Boyette/Kelly Sullivan (FUR) def. Blakeley Bean/Kim-Lea Dinh (ASU) 8-0


Match Notes

Appalachian State 13-12

Furman 14-9

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