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#14 Clemson Downs Furman, 6-1

Kelly Sullivan
Kelly Sullivan

CLEMSON, S.C. – #14 Clemson downed Furman, 6-1, Wednesday afternoon in women's tennis action at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center in Clemson, S.C. 

The Tigers swept the doubles to open the match, as Liz Jeukeng and Tristen Dewar teamed up for an 8-3 victory over senior Lauren Kline and sophomore Alex Moreno-Kaste at flight one, and Yana Koroleva and Romy Koelzer bested junior Amanda Murray and senior Michele Stanford, 8-2, in the second doubles match-up.  At number three doubles, Ani Miao and Beatrice Gumulya notched an 8-1 win versus junior Margaret Boyette and sophomore Kelly Sullivan.  

In singles action, 19th-ranked Koroleva recorded a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Kline in the top spot, and 34th-ranked Jeukeng beat junior Katherine Oudin, 6-0, 6-2, at flight two.  Gumulya, ranked 45th nationally, topped Moreno-Kaste, 6-0, 6-1, at number three singles, and Koelzer defeated Stanford, 6-2, 6-4, in the flight four match-up.  At flight five, Dewar posted a 6-2, 6-0 win versus Murray.  The Paladins lone win came at number six singles, where Sullivan came from behind for a 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7) victory over Carola Pederzani. 

Furman (4-6, 1-0 SoCon) will play host to East Carolina Saturday at 10 a.m.  The match is part of the USTA's Campus Kids' Days.  Kids are invited to the meet the 2013 Lady Paladins and receive an autographed poster. Participants can enter a raffle for great prizes, take a picture with the team, and enjoy pizza and refreshments while cheering on the Paladins.

For more information about Furman's Campus Kids' Day, please contact Furman women's tennis assistant coach Christine Johnston at

#14 Clemson 6, Furman 1
Mar 13, 2013 at Clemson, SC (Hoke Sloan Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. #19 Yana Koroleva (CU) def. Lauren Kline (FUR) 6-4, 6-1

2. #34 Liz Jeukeng (CU) def. Katherine Oudin (FUR) 6-0, 6-2

3. #45 Beatrice Gumulya (CU) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 6-0, 6-1

4. Romy Koelzer (CU) def. Michele Stanford (FUR) 6-2, 6-4

5. Tristen Dewar (CU) def. Amanda Murray (FUR) 6-2, 6-0

6. Kelly Sullivan (FUR) def. Carola Pederzani (CU) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7)


Doubles competition

1. Liz Jeukeng/Tristen Dewar (CU) def. Lauren Kline/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 8-3

2. Yana Koroleva/Romy Koelzer (CU) def. Amanda Murray/Michele Stanford (FUR) 8-2

3. Ani Miao/Beatrice Gumulya (CU) def. Margaret Boyette/Kelly Sullivan (FUR) 8-1


Match Notes

Furman 4-6

Clemson 6-5; National ranking #14

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