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Furman Blanks Georgia Southern To Open SoCon Slate

Amanda Murray
Amanda Murray

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Furman women's tennis team opened the Southern Conference season Saturday, blanking Georgia Southern, 7-0, at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.

The match began outdoors, with the Paladins sweeping the doubles round.  Senior Lauren Kline and sophomore Alex Moreno-Kaste combined for an 8-1 win over Paola Garrido and Stephanie Woods at flight one, while senior Michele Stanford and junior Amanda Murray posted an 8-4 victory over Natalie Maffett and M. Phillips Smith in the second doubles match-up.  At number three, junior Margaret  Boyette and sophomore Kelly Sullivan held on for a 9-8 win versus Jordana Klein and Alexis Pricket.

Inclement weather in the Greenville area forced the teams to move indoors in the middle of singles play.  Kline, ranked 110th nationally, recorded a 6-2, 6-1 over Garrido at flight one, and junior Katherine Oudin notched a 6-3, 6-4 victory versus Klein in the second singles match-up. 

At number three, Moreno-Kaste bested Woods, 7-6, 6-3, while Stanford defeated Phillips Smith, 6-2, 6-0, in the fourth-seeded match.  Murray downed Maffett, 7-5, 6-2, at number five singles, and Boyette's 6-1, 6-0 victory over F. Norregaard gave Furman the singles sweep.

The Paladins (2-5) hit the road for a Spring Break trip to California this week. Furman will play at Cal Poly Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. EST then travel to UC Santa Barbara Thursday at 5 p.m. EST.


Furman 7, Georgia Southern 0
Mar 03, 2013 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Paola Garrido (GSU) 6-2, 6-1

2. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Jordana Klein (GSU) 6-3, 6-4

3. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Stephanie Woods (GSU) 7-6, 6-3

4. Michele Stanford (FUR) def. M. Phillips Smith (GSU) 6-2, 6-0

5. Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Natalie Maffett (GSU) 7-5, 6-2

6. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. F. Norregaard (GSU) 6-1, 6-0


Doubles competition

1. Lauren Kline/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Paola Garrido/Stephanie Woods (GSU) 8-1

2. Michele Stanford/Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Natalie Maffett/M. Phillips Smith (GSU) 8-4

3. Margaret Boyette/Kelly Sullivan (FUR) def. Jordana Klein/Alexis Pricket (GSU) 9-7


Match Notes

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