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Furman Downs #72 East Carolina, 5-2

Margaret Boyette
Margaret Boyette

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Furman women's tennis team won five out of six singles matches to down #72 East Carolina, 5-2, Saturday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.

The Pirates came out strong to open the match, winning two of three doubles matches to clinch the opening point.  Melis Tanik and Yilian Zhang combined for an 8-6 victory over junior Amanda Murray and senior Michele Stanford in the flight two match-up, and Dana Gray and Danielle Terpko topped senior Jenny Porter and sophomore Kelly Sullivan, 8-5, at number three.  The Paladins were victorious in the top spot, as senior Lauren Kline and sophomore Alex Moreno-Kaste bested Nicole LaDuca and Neena Wanko, 8-2.

Furman came back strong in singles, picking up five points for the team win.  Moreno-Kaste defeated Tanik, 6-4, 6-2, at number two, while junior Katherine Oudin came from behind for a 6-7, 7-0, 1-0 win versus Zhan in the flight three match.  At number four, Stanford recorded a 6-4, 6-4 win over Terpko, and Murray defeated LaDuca, 6-4, 6-0, at number five.  Junior Margaret Boyette beat Abby Richmond, 6-2, 6-3, in the sixth singles match.

East Carolina's lone singles win came at flight one, where Wanko defeated Kline, 6-3, 6-4.

Furman (5-6, 1-0 SoCon) returns to league action Wednesday when the Paladins entertain Wofford at 3 p.m. at the Mickel Tennis Center.


Furman 5, #72 East Carolina 2
Mar 16, 2013 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Neena Wanko (ECU) def. Lauren Kline (FUR) 6-3, 6-4

2. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Melis Tanik (ECU) 6-4, 6-2

3. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Yilian Zhang (ECU) 6-7, 6-0, 1-0

4. Michele Stanford (FUR) def. Danielle Terpko (ECU) 6-4, 6-4

5. Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Nicole LaDuca (ECU) 6-4, 6-0

6. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Abby Richmond (ECU) 6-2, 6-3


Doubles competition

1. Lauren Kline/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Nicole LaDuca/Neena Wanko (ECU) 8-3

2. Melis Tanik/Yilian Zhang (ECU) def. Amanda Murray/Michele Stanford (FUR) 8-6

3. Dana Gray/Danielle Terpko (ECU) def. Jenny Porter/Kelly Sullivan (FUR) 8-5


Match Notes

Furman 5-6, 1-0 SoCon