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Furman Closes Out Regular Season With 7-0 Win At Davidson

Amanda Murray
Amanda Murray

DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Furman women's tennis team closed out the regular season Saturday with a 7-0 win over Davidson at the Knobloch Tennis Center in Davidson, N.C. 

The Paladins won two out of three doubles matches to clinch the opening point.  Senior Lauren Kline and sophomore Alex Moreno-Kaste notched an 8-4 victory over Brites Moniz-Soares and Elaina Cummer at flight one, and junior Margaret Boyette and sophomore Kelly Sullivan topped Elise Held and Catherine Wood, 8-3, at number three.  The Wildcats picked up a win at number two, where Stephani Synn and Nisha Crouser defeated juniors Katherine Oudin and Amanda Murray, 8-4.

Furman swept the singles matches, with Kline recording a 7-6, 6-1 advantage over Moniz-Soares in the top match-up, and Moreno-Kaste defeating Cummer, 6-1, 6-1, at number two.  At flight three, Oudin came from behind for a 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7) win over Crouser, and Murray turned the tables for a 4-6, 6-0, 1-0 (10-6) victory versus Wood at flight four.  Sullivan bested Held, 6-3, 6-2, at number five, and Boyette defeated Frizzi Bschorer, 6-2, 6-0, in the sixth-singles contest.

The Paladins (13-8, 8-2 SoCon) will compete at the Southern Conference Tournament in Elon, N.C. next week.  Furman, the #3 seed in the tournament, will face the winner of Thursday's #6 Chattanooga vs. #11 Western Carolina match on Friday at 1 p.m. at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.

Furman 7, Davidson 0
Apr 13, 2013 at Davidson, N.C. (Knobloch Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Brites Moniz-Soares (DAV) 7-6, 6-1

2. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Elaina Cummer (DAV) 6-1, 6-1

3. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Nisha Crouser (DAV) 6-7, 6-4, 10-7

4. Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Catherine Wood (DAV) 4-6, 6-0, 10-6

5. Kelly Sullivan (FUR) def. Elise Held (DAV) 6-3, 6-2

6. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Frizzi Bschorer (DAV) 6-2, 6-0


Doubles competition

1. Lauren Kline/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Brites Moniz-Soares/Elaina Cummer (DAV) 8-4

2. Stephani Synn/Nisha Crouser (DAV) def. Katherine Oudin/Amanda Murray (FUR) 8-4

3. Margaret Boyette/Kelly Sullivan (FUR) def. Elise Held/Catherine Wood (DAV) 8-3


Match Notes

Furman 13-8, 8-2 SoCon

Davidson 9-11, 2-8 SoCon