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Furman Blanks Western Carolina For Senior Day Victory

Lauren Kline
Lauren Kline

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Furman women's tennis team blanked Western Carolina, 7-0, Wednesday in the Paladins' Senior Day match at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C. 

Prior to the match, the team honored the Paladins' three seniors, Lauren Kline, Jenny Porter, and Michele Stanford for their four years of dedication to the Furman program.  The trio has amassed a 54-37 overall record and 13-8 SoCon mark during their four seasons on the Paladin team.

Due to a shortened Catamount lineup, Porter and junior Amanda Murray picked up a win by default at number three doubles, leaving the Paladins needing just one doubles victory to net the opening point.  Juniors Katherine Oudin and Margaret Boyette came through for Furman at number two, defeating Nicole Nielly and Sara Ruiz Pajares, 8-2.  Western Carolina's Stacia Kissell and Shannon Bettiol led Kline and sophomore Alex Moreno-Kaste, 6-5, in an unfinished match at number one.

Furman swept the singles matches, as Kline came from behind to defeat Kissell, 6-7(3-7), 6-4, 1-0(10-1) in the top spot, and Moreno-Kaste notched a 6-1, 6-2 advantage over Pajares at flight two.  Oudin topped Nielly, 6-4, 6-1, at number three, and Murray came back for a 5-7, 6-4, 1-0(10-7) victory versus Bettiol at flight four.  In the number five match-up, Porter topped Erin Maguire, 7-6, 6-3.  Boyette earned a win by default at number six.

The Paladins (11-8, 7-2 SoCon) travel to Charlotte tomorrow for a 2:30 p.m. contest.


Furman 7, Western Carolina 0
Apr 10, 2013 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Stacia Kissell (WCU) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 1-0 (10-1)

2. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Sara Ruiz Pajares (WCU) 6-1, 6-2

3. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Nicole Nielly (WCU) 6-4, 6-1

4. Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Shannon Bettiol (WCU) 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7)

5. Jenny Porter (FUR) def. Erin Maguire (WCU) 7-6, 6-3

6. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. No player (WCU), by default


Doubles competition

1. Stacia Kissell/Shannon Bettiol (WCU) def. Lauren Kline/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 6-5

2. Katherine Oudin/Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Nicole Nielly/Sara Ruiz Pajares (WCU) 8-2

3. Amanda Murray/Jenny Porter (FUR) def. No player/No player (WCU), by default


Match Notes

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