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Furman Extends Winning Streak To Three Matches With 4-3 Victory At #56 UC Santa Barbara

Michele Stanford
Michele Stanford

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. – The Furman women's tennis team extended its winning streak to three matches with a 4-3 victory over #56 UC Santa Barbara Friday in a rain delayed match at the Robertson Gym Courts in Santa Barbara, Calif. 

On Thursday afternoon, the Paladins battled the Gauchos to a 3-3 tie through the six singles matches, before rain pushed the doubles finish to Friday at noon.

Furman senior Lauren Kline defeated April Scatliffe, 6-3, 6-2, at number one singles, while senior Michele Stanford bested Priscilia Garcia, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, in the flight four match.  Junior Amanda Murray rounded out the Paladin singles wins with a 7-5, 6-0 victory versus Stacy Yam. 

UC Santa Barbara picked up singles wins at flights two, three, and six.  Kiersten Meehan posted a 6-1, 6-1 decision over junior Katherine Oudin at number two, and Paola Cos defeated sophomore Alex Moreno-Kaste, 7-6, 7-5, in the third-seeded match-up.  At number six, Erica Cano beat sophomore Kelly Sullivan, 6-3, 6-3.

The Paladins led at number one and number three doubles when play was suspended on Thursday.  Furman came through with doubles wins in both matches Friday, as Kline and Moreno-Kaste teamed up to defeat Garcia and Cano, 8-3, in the top match, and junior Margaret Boyette and Sullivan notched an 8-4 victory over Megan Carter and Karolina Kecki at number three to clinch the match.  The second doubles match was unfinished.

Furman (4-5) returns to South Carolina to play at Clemson on Wednesday, March 13.   


Furman 4, #56 UC Santa Barbara 3
3/7/2013 at Santa Barbara, Calif. (Robertson Gym Courts)

Singles competition

1. Lauren Kline (FUR) def. April Scatliffe (UCSB) 6-3, 6-2

2. Kiersten Meehan (UCSB) def. Katherine Oudin (FUR) 6-1, 6-1

3. Paola Cos (UCSB) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 7-6, 7-5

4. Michele Stanford (FUR) def. Priscilia Garcia (UCSB) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

5. Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Stacy Yam (UCSB) 7-5, 6-0

6. Erica Cano (UCSB) def. Kelly Sullivan (FUR) 6-3, 6-3


Doubles competition

1. Lauren Kline/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Priscilia Garcia/Erica Cano (UCSB) 8-3

2. Michele Stanford/Amanda Murray (FUR) vs. Kiersten Meehan/April Scatliffe (UCSB) no result

3. Margaret Boyette/Kelly Sullivan (FUR) def. Megan Carter/Karolina Kecki (UCSB) 8-4


Match Notes

Furman 4-5

UC Santa Barbara 8-4; National ranking #56

The singles were played on Thursday, Mar. 7, but rain forced the doubles matches

to be played on Friday, Mar. 8. Thus, a two-day match.

T-2 days