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Furman Opens 2012 Fall Season At Duke, Virginia Tournaments

Furman Opens 2012 Fall Season At Duke, Virginia Tournaments

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman women's tennis team opened the 2012 fall season this weekend at the Duke Fab Four Invite in Cary, N.C., and the UVa. Fall Invitational, held  at the Snyder Tennis Center in Charlottesville, Va.

Paladin seniors Lauren Kline and Michele Stanford competed at the Duke tournament, which featured participants from Duke, Texas, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas A&M, Purdue, Miami, Illinois, Yale, William and Mary, and Furman.  Kline picked up two singles wins, defeating Purdue's Krisztina Kapitany, 6-3, 6-0, then beating Natalia Maynetto of Alabama, 6-3, 6-3.  Stanford notched a singles win over Marija Milutinovic after leading when the match was retired, 6-2, 1-0. 

At the Virginia Fall Invitational, junior Amanda Murray recorded a win over Marlin Mesgarzadeh of William and Mary in the A-1 Singles Draw after leading when the match was retired, 6-3.  She also picked up a default win over William and Mary's Nina Vulovich.  Junior Katherine Oudin defeated Dana Oppinger of Marshall, 7-5, 6-2, in the A-2 Singles Draw.

In doubles action, Murray and Oudin teamed up for an 8-6 win over Sydney Smith and Leeza Nemchinov of William and Mary in the A bracket, while Furman senior Jenny Porter and sophomore Kelly Sullivan defeated the Tribe's Nina Vulovich and Smith, 8-5, in the opening round of the B draw. 

The Paladins play host to seven teams at the Furman Fall Classic next weekend in Greenville, S.C.


Complete Furman Results:

Duke Fab Four Invite

Blue Singles

Jeltje Loomans (W&M) def. Lauren Kline (FUR), 2-6, 6-1, 6-1

Elizabeth Epstein (Yale) def. Lauren Kline (FUR), 6-3, 7-5

Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Krisztina Kapitany (Purdue), 6-3, 6-0

Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Natalia Maynetto (Ala.), 6-3, 6-3

Black Singles

Annie Mulholland (Duke) def. Michele Stanford (FUR), 6-1, 6-2

Hope Johnson (W&M) def. Michele Stanford (FUR), 6-4, 7-6(5)

Michele Stanford (FUR) def. Marija Milutinovic (Miss.), 6-2, 1-0 retired

Rachael White (Illinois) def. Michele Stanford (FUR), 6-1, 7-6(1)

Black Doubles

Clayton/Jodoin (Duke) def. Kline/Stanford (FUR), 8-4

Jones/Stephens (Miss.) def. Kline/Stanford (FUR), 8-2

Laurente/Rabinovich (Miami/UT) def. Kline/Stanford (FUR), 9-7


UVa Fall Invitational

A-1 Singles

#63 Jaklin Alawi (USC) def. Amanda Murray (FUR), 6-1, 6-1

Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Marlin Mesgarzadeh (W&M), 6-3, retired

Andrea Retolaza (WFU) def. Amanda Murray (FUR), 6-3, 7-6

Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Nina Vulovich (W&M), by default

A-2 Singles

#77 Li Xi (UVA) def. Katherine Oudin (FUR), 6-2, 6-4

Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Dana Oppinger (Marshall), 7-5, 6-2

Maria Voscekova (Marshall) def. Katherine Oudin (FUR), by default

Maria Voscekova (Marshall) def. Amanda Murray (FUR), 6-3, 6-4

B Singles

Rebecca Siegler (WFU) def. Jenny Porter (FUR), 6-3, 6-3

Kara Kucin (Marshall) def. Jenny Porter (FUR), 6-4, 6-0

Josefin Andersson (USC) def. Jenny Porter (FUR), 6-2, 6-3

Karli Timko (Marshall) def. Kelly Sullivan (FUR), 6-0, 3-6, 6-4

Xue Zhang (WFU) def. Kelly Sullivan (FUR), 7-6(3), 6-2

Alex Martin (USC) def. Kelly Sullivan (FUR), 6-4, 6-5, 11-9

A Doubles

Hjertquist/Barshchevskaya (VCU) def. Oudin/Murray (FUR), 8-3

Elbaba/Epstein (UVA) def. Oudin/Murray (FUR), 8-1

Oudin/Murray (FUR) def. Smith/Nemchinov (W&M), 8-6

B Doubles

Sullivan/Porter (FUR) def. Vulovich/Smith (W&M), 8-5

Forman/Zhang (WFU) def. Sullivan/Porter (FUR), 8-1

Alawi/Martin (USC) def. Sullivan/Porter (FUR), 8-1