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Furman Maintains Firm Hold On Pinson Cup With 7-0 Victory Over Wofford

Amanda Murray
Amanda Murray

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Furman women's tennis team maintained a firm hold on the Pinson Cup with a 7-0 victory over Wofford Wednesday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C. 

Bobby and Dixie Pinson, beloved friends of both the Furman and Wofford program, have given the trophy and a generous donation in honor of the rivalry between the two schools.  The trophy stays with the winning school until the winner of the next season's match is determined, and Furman has been awarded the trophy each year since its inception in 2005.

The Paladins started off the match strong, sweeping the doubles matches to win the opening point.  Senior Lauren Kline and sophomore Alex Moreno-Kaste teamed up to defeat Julia Paulson and Lucy Shermerhorn, 8-3, in the top spot, and senior Michele Stanford and junior Amanda Murray notched an 8-1 win versus Sarah Evans and Mareli Sanches in the flight two match-up.  At number three, sophomore Kelly Sullivan and junior Margaret Boyette topped Othilia Lindqvist and Emily Przystawski, 8-1.

In singles action, Furman continued the sweep, as Kline came from behind in the second set for a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Evans at flight one, and Moreno-Kaste beat Audrey Coventry, 6-0, 6-1, in the second-seeded match.  Junior Katherine Oudin recorded a 6-3, 6-2 advantage over Paulson at number three, and Stanford defeated Sanchez, 6-3, 6-1, at flight four.  In the number five match, Murray bested Schermerhorn, 6-2, 6-1, while Sullivan bested Przystawski, 6-3, 6-1 at flight six. 

Furman (6-6, 2-0 SoCon) hits the road for key SoCon matches this weekend.  The Paladins will play at Samford Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and at Chattanooga Sunday at noon.


Furman 7, Wofford 0
Mar 20, 2013 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Sarah Evans (WOFW) 6-2, 7-5

2. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Audrey Coventry (WOFW) 6-0, 6-1

3. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Julia Paulson (WOFW) 6-3, 6-2

4. Michele Stanford (FUR) def. Mareli Sanchez (WOFW) 6-3, 6-1

5. Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Lucy Schermerhorn (WOFW) 6-2, 6-1

6. Kelly Sullivan (FUR) def. Emily Przystawski (WOFW) 6-3, 6-1


Doubles competition

1. Lauren Kline/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Julia Paulson/Lucy Schermerhorn (WOFW) 8-3

2. Michele Stanford/Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Sarah Evans/Mareli Sanchez (WOFW) 8-1

3. Kelly Sullivan/Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Othilia Lindqvist/Emily Przystawski (WOFW) 8-1


Match Notes

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