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Furman Downs Charlotte, 5-2

Katherine Oudin
Katherine Oudin

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Furman women's tennis team clinched the doubles point and won four out of six doubles matches to down Charlotte, 5-2, Thursday at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex in Charlotte, N.C. 

The Paladins won the top two doubles matches, as the Furman duo of senior Lauren Kline and sophomore Alex Moreno-Kaste notched a 9-7 advantage over Anna Ekelund and Lisa Grosselius at flight one, and juniors Amanda Murray and Katherine Oudin defeated Tyler Baker and Natsuko Takayanagi, 8-5, in the number two match-up.  The flight three contest that featured junior Margaret Boyette and sophomore Kelly Sullivan against Jessica Perez and Alexandra Zinn was unfinished.

Furman picked up singles wins at flights two through five.  Moreno-Kaste posted a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Takayanagi at number two, and Oudin beat Grosselius, 6-2, 7-5, at flight three.  In the flight four match-up, Murray held on to defeat Baker, 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-4), while Boyette recorded a 6-3, 6-4 win against Ekelund at number five.

The 49ers scored at flight one, as Zinn bested Kline, 6-2, 6-3, and at flight six, where Iveta Guneva came from behind to defeat senior Jenny Porter, 1-6, 7-6(7-2), 1-0 (10-8). 

Furman (12-8, 7-2 SoCon) will conclude the regular season Saturday when the Paladins play at Davidson at 1 p.m.


Furman 5, Charlotte 2
Apr 11, 2013 at Charlotte, N.C. (Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex)

Singles competition

1. Alexandra Zinn (CHA) def. Lauren Kline (FUR) 6-2, 6-3

2. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Natsuko Takayanagi (CHA) 6-1, 6-2

3. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Lisa Grosselius (CHA) 6-2, 7-5

4. Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Tyler Baker (CHA) 6-3, 3-6, 10-4

5. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Anna Ekelund (CHA) 6-3, 6-4

6. Iveta Guneva (CHA) def. Jenny Porter (FUR) 1-6, 7-6 (7-2), 10-8


Doubles competition

1. Lauren Kline/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Anna Ekelund/Lisa Grosselius (CHA) 9-7

2. Amanda Murray/Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Tyler Baker/Natsuko Takayanagi (CHA) 8-5

3. Jessica Perez/Alexandra Zinn (CHA) vs. Margaret Boyette/Kelly Sullivan (FUR) unfinished


Match Notes

Furman 12-8

Charlotte 9-6