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Elon Tops Furman, 4-0, In SoCon Semifinals

Katherine Oudin
Katherine Oudin

ELON, N.C. – Second-seeded Elon clinched the doubles point and won three singles matches in straight sets to top third-seeded Furman, 4-0, Saturday in the semifinals of the Southern Conference Tournament at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center in Elon, N.C. 

The Phoenix recorded victories at flights one and three doubles to seal the opening point.  Briana Berne and Taylor Casey bested sophomore Kelly Sullivan and junior Margaret Boyette, 8-6, at number three, then Jordan Johnston and Frida Jansaker notched a 9-7 win versus sophomore Alex Moreno-Kaste and senior Lauren Kline in the top spot.  The flight two match, which pitted Viviana Stavreva and Maria Camara Ruiz versus senior Michele Stanford and junior Amanda Murray was tied at 7-all when play was called.

In singles action, Johnston defeated Kline, 7-5, 6-2, at flight one, then Camara Ruiz posted a 6-4, 6-4 advantage over Sullivan in the number six contest to give the Phoenix a 3-0 lead.  Jansaker clinched the team win with a 6-4, 7-5 win versus Moreno-Kaste at flight two.  The teams split sets at flights three and four and were in the third set when play stopped.

Furman concludes the 2013 season with a 14-9 overall record and 8-2 league mark.  Elon moves to 21-3 overall with the win.


Elon 4, Furman 0
Apr 20, 2013 at Elon, N.C. (Jimmy Powell Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Jordan Johnston (ELON) def. Lauren Kline (FUR) 7-5, 6-2

2. Frida Jansaker (ELON) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 6-4, 7-5

3. Viviana Stavreva (ELON) vs. Katherine Oudin (FUR) 6-3, 0-6, 2-2, unfinished

4. Bryn Khoury (ELON) vs. Michele Stanford (FUR) 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 1-2, unfinished

5. Barbora Lazarova (ELON) vs. Amanda Murray (FUR) 6-3, 5-4, unfinished

6. Maria Camara Ruiz (ELON) def. Kelly Sullivan (FUR) 6-4, 6-4


Doubles competition

1. Jordan Johnston/Frida Jansaker (ELON) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste/Lauren Kline (FUR) 9-7

2. Viviana Stavreva/Maria Camara Ruiz (ELON) vs. Michele Stanford/Amanda Murray (FUR) 7-7, unfinished

3. Briana Berne/Taylor Casey (ELON) def. Kelly Sullivan/Margaret Boyette (FUR) 8-6


Match Notes

Furman 14-9

Elon 21-3

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

Elon advances to the SoCon Women's Tennis Championship match