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College of Charleston Slips Past Furman, 4-3

Amanda Murray
Amanda Murray

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – The College of Charleston won the top four singles flights to slip past Furman, 4-3, Wednesday in women's tennis action at the CofC Tennis Center at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.  

The Cougars (13-8, 5-1 SoCon) took a quick doubles lead, as Irene Viana and Brooke McAmis combined for an 8-3 win over junior Margaret Boyette and sophomore Kelly Sullivan at flight three, but the Paladins answered with a victory at flight one, as the duo of senior Lauren Kline and sophomore Alex Moreno-Kaste topped Kelly Kambourelis and Jenny Falcone, 8-4. 

Furman senior Michele Stanford and junior Amanda Murray outlasted Christin Newman and Samantha Maddox, 9-7, in the decisive second doubles contest to clinch the opening point.

In singles action, Kambourelis posted a 6-3, 6-0 win over Moreno-Kaste at number two to put College of Charleston on the board, and McAmis defeated junior Katherine Oudin, 6-0, 6-3 in the flight three match-up to give the Cougars a 2-1 lead.  Murray tied the score at 2-all with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Maddox at flight five, before Falcone regained the Cougar advantage with a 7-6, 6-2 win versus Stanford.  Newman clinched the win at flight one, defeating Kline, 7-5, 6-4. 

Sullivan came from behind to score for the Paladins in the final match of the day, notching a 4-6, 6-2, 7-7 win versus Olivia McMillan at flight six.

Furman (9-7, 5-1 SoCon) begins its final home-stand of the season Saturday, when the Paladins entertain UNC Greensboro at 1 p.m. at the Mickel Tennis Center.


College of Charleston 4, Furman 3
Apr 03, 2013 at CofC Tennis Center at Patriots Point

Singles competition

1. Christin Newman (COFC) def. Lauren Kline (FUR) 7-5, 6-4

2. Kelly Kambourelis (COFC) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 6-3, 6-0

3. Brooke McAmis (COFC) def. Katherine Oudin (FUR) 6-0, 6-3

4. Jenny Falcone (COFC) def. Michele Stanford (FUR) 7-6, 6-2

5. Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Samantha Maddox (COFC) 6-2, 6-3

6. Kelly Sullivan (FUR) def. Olivia McMillan (COFC) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6


Doubles competition

1. Lauren Kline/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Kelly Kambourelis/Jenny Falcone (COFC) 8-4

2. Michele Stanford/Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Christin Newman/Samantha Maddox (COFC) 9-7

3. Irene Viana/Brooke McAmis (COFC) def. Margaret Boyette/Kelly Sullivan (FUR) 8-3


Match Notes

Furman 9-7

College of Charleston 13-8

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

T-4:07 A-81