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Furman Remains Undefeated In League Play With 6-1 Win At Samford

Lauren Kline
Lauren Kline

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – The Furman women's tennis team remained undefeated in league play with a 6-1 win over Samford Saturday at the Samford Tennis Center in Birmingham, Ala.  The win, which was the Paladins' sixth in its last seven matches, extends Furman's winning streak to three matches. 

The Paladins won two out of three doubles matches to clinch the opening point.  Senior Michele Stanford and junior Amanda Murray topped Carita Moolman and Adri Lochner, 8-6, at flight two, and juniors Katherine Oudin and Margaret Boyette held on to defeat Jessica Northcutt and Emily Mallory, 9-8, at number three.  The top match remained unfinished with Furman senior Lauren Kline and sophomore Alex Moreno-Kaste knotted at 8-all with Kristin Lewis and Stephanie N'tcha.

In singles play, Furman was victorious in five of six matches for the team win.  Kline came from behind for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Lewis at flight one, and Moreno-Kate outlasted N'tcha, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in the number two match-up.  Oudin bested Northcutt, 6-4, 6-3, for a win at flight three, and Stanford posted a win at flight four, defeating Moolman, 6-1, 7-5.  In the number six contest, Boyette notched a 6-4, 6-3 advantage versus AnnMarie Lyon.

The Bulldogs lone win came at number five singles, where Mallory defeated Murray, 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (10-8).

Furman (7-6, 3-0 SoCon) will continues its four-match road swing Sunday at Chattanooga.  The Paladins face off against the Mocs at noon.


Furman 6, Samford 1
Mar 23, 2013 at Birmingham, Ala. (Samford Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Kristin Lewis (SAM-WT) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

2. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Stephanie N'tcha (SAM-WT) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1

3. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Jessica Northcutt (SAM-WT) 6-4, 6-3

4. Michele Stanford (FUR) def. Carita Moolman (SAM-WT) 6-1, 7-5

5. Emily Mallory (SAM-WT) def. Amanda Murray (FUR) 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (10-8)

6. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. AnnMarie Lyon (SAM-WT) 6-4, 6-3


Doubles competition

1. Kristin Lewis/Stephanie N'tcha (SAM-WT) vs. Lauren Kline/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 8-8, unfinished

2. Michele Stanford/Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Carita Moolman/Adri Lochner (SAM-WT) 8-6

3. Katherine Oudin/Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Jessica Northcutt/Emily Mallory (SAM-WT) 9-8


Match Notes

Furman 7-6, 3-0 SoCon

Samford 6-10, 1-4 SoCon

T-4:12 A-31