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Furman Falls To Elon, 5-2

Katherine Oudin
Katherine Oudin

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Elon women's tennis team defeated Furman, 5-2, Sunday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C, marking the first Phoenix win over the Paladins in the history of the series. 

Elon earned a quick win at number one doubles, as Frida Jansaker and Jordan Johnston teamed up to defeat senior Lauren Kline and sophomore Alex Moreno-Kaste, 8-2, but the Paladins rallied back to tie the match after senior Michele Stanford and junior Amanda Murray topped Viviana Stavreva and Maria Camara Ruiz, 8-4, at flight two.  In the decisive third doubles match-up, Briana Berne and Taylor Casey notched a 9-8 victory over junior Margaret Boyette and sophomore Kelly Sullivan to clinch the opening point for the Phoenix.

In singles play, Elon won four of six matches for the team victory.  Johnson outlasted Kline, 7-6, 6-1, in the top contest, while Jansaker bested Moreno-Kaste, 6-1, 6-1, at flight two.  At number four singles, Bryn Khoury defeated Stanford, 6-0, 6-2, and Barbora Lazarova recorded a 7-5, 6-1 win versus Murray at number six.

The Paladins picked up two singles wins, as junior Katherine Oudin defeated Stavreva, 6-4, 6-3, at flight three, and Sullivan topped Berne, 6-4, 6-0, at number six.

With the win, Elon improves to 17-3 overall and 7-2 in the Southern Conference, while Furman falls to 10-8 overall and 6-2 in the league with one week remaining in the regular season. 

The Paladins will honor the team's three seniors Wednesday in the final home match of the season.  Furman will entertain Western Carolina at 3 p.m. at the Mickel Tennis Center.


Elon 5, Furman 2
Apr 07, 2013 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Jordan Johnston (ELON) def. Lauren Kline (FUR) 7-6, 6-1

2. Frida Jansaker (ELON) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 6-1, 6-1

3. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Viviana Stavreva (ELON) 6-4, 6-3

4. Bryn Khoury (ELON) def. Michele Stanford (FUR) 6-0, 6-2

5. Barbora Lazarova (ELON) def. Amanda Murray (FUR) 7-5, 6-1

6. Kelly Sullivan (FUR) def. Briana Berne (ELON) 6-4, 6-0


Doubles competition

1. Frida Jansaker/Jordan Johnston (ELON) def. Lauren Kline/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 8-2

2. Michele Stanford/Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Viviana Stavreva/Maria Camara Ruiz (ELON) 8-4

3. Briana Berne/Taylor Casey (ELON) def. Margaret Boyette/Kelly Sullivan (FUR) 9-8


Match Notes

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