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Paladins Down Coastal Carolina, 6-1, In Season Opener

Paladins Down Coastal Carolina, 6-1, In Season Opener

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Furman women's tennis team swept the doubles matches then won five out of six singles matches to down Coastal Carolina, 6-1, Monday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C. in the season opener for both teams.

Senior Lauren Kline combined with sophomore Alex Moreno-Kaste to defeat Mikaela Davies and Kortney Kowal, 8-3, in the top doubles spot, while senior Michele Stanford and junior Katherine Oudin teamed up for an 8-4 victory over Shelby Bates and Vanessa Ortiz in the second doubles match.  At number three doubles, Paladin junior Margaret Boyette and sophomore Kelly Sullivan held on to defeat Libby Scott and Dominique De Wit, 8-7(7-1) to give Furman the doubles sweep.

In singles play, Kline bested Alicia Robinson, 6-2, 6-2, in the number one position, while Oudin recorded a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 win over Bates at number two.  Stanford posted a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Kowal at number four singles, and Boyette defeated Davies, 6-4, 6-0, in the number five spot.  Sullivan notched a win in the sixth-singles position, beating De Wit, 6-2, 6-3.

The Chanticleers (0-1) lone win of the day came at number three singles, where Scott came from behind for a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Moreno-Kaste.

Furman (1-0) will entertain Illinois Sunday at 10 a.m.

Furman 6, Coastal Carolina 1
Jan 25, 2013 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Lauren Kline (FUR) def. ROBINSON, Alicia (COASTAL) 6-2, 6-2

2. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. BATES, Shelby (COASTAL) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

3. SCOTT, Libby (COASTAL) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

4. Michele Stanford (FUR) def. KOWAL, Kortney (COASTAL) 6-3, 6-2

5. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. DAVIES, Mikaela (COASTAL) 6-4, 6-0

6. Kelly Sullivan (FUR) def. DE WIT, Dominique (COASTAL) 6-2, 6-3


Doubles competition

1. Lauren Kline/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. KOWAL, Kortney/DAVIES, Mikaela (COASTAL) 8-3

2. Michele Stanford/Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. ORTIZ, Vanessa/BATES, Shelby (COASTAL) 8-4

3. Margaret Boyette/Kelly Sullivan (FUR) def. SCOTT, Libby/DE WIT, Dominique (COASTAL) 8-7 (7-1)


Match Notes

Coastal Carolina 0-1

Furman 1-0

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