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Seniors Lead Paladins At Roberta Alison Fall Classic

Amanda Murray
Amanda Murray

TUSCALOOSA, ALA. -- Seniors Margaret Boyette and Amanda Murray each registered two singles wins to lead the Furman women's tennis team at the 26th Roberta Alison Fall Classic this weekend in Tuscaloosa, Ala.  A total of 17 teams competed in this year's tournament field.

Boyette defeated UNC Greensboro's Yasmin Franco, 7-5, 6-0, to open the tournament, then held on for a 7-6, 2-6, 7-5 victory over Carmen Blanco of Alabama in the tournament's second round.  After a first-round loss, Murray topped Julia Norlin of Loyola Marymount, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, then notched a 7-5, 6-2 win versus Mississippi State's Roseline Dion to conclude tournament play.  

Furman junior Alex Moreno-Kaste registered a 6-3, 6-1 win over Michigan's Kristen Dodge, while freshman Ansley Speaks beat Ella Taylor of LSU, 6-1, 6-2.  Senior Katherine Oudin recorded an opening round win over LSU's Gabriel Otero, 6-3, 6-4, and rookie Blair Martin blanked Loyola Marymount's Reka Rohonyi, 6-0, 6-0, in Saturday's final round.

In doubles action, Martin teamed with Boyette for a first-round win over Georgia Tech's Alexa Anton-Ohlmeye and Rasheeda McAdoo, 8-2, in the Blanca Svensson Draw.

Furman will open the 2014 spring season January 18-20 at the UCF Invitational in Orlando, Fla.


Complete Furman Results


Alexa Guarachi Draw

Nida Hamilton/Brooke Rischbieth (Northwestern) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste/Katherine Oudin (Furman) 8-7(1)

Jamie Grinberg/Yasmin Franco (UNC Greensboro) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste/Katherine Oudin (Furman) 8-7(6)

Sara Remynse/Annie Wierda (Michigan) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste/Katherine Oudin (Furman) 8-5


Melissa Day Draw

Rachel Daniell/Caroline Faught (UAB) def. Karlee Bryde/Amanda Murray (Furman) 8-6

Gabrielle Otero/Skylar Holloway (LSU) def. Karlee Bryde/Amanda Murray (Furman) 8-0

Jessica Perez/Julia Norlin (Loyola Marymount) def. Karlee Bryde/Amanda Murray (Furman) 8-7(4)


Bianca Svensson Draw

Blair Martin/Margaret Boyette (Furman) def. Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer/Rasheeda McAdoo (Georgia Tech) 8-2

Maddie Lipp/Belinda Niu (Northwestern) def. Blair Martin/Margaret Boyette (Furman) 8-6

Stephanie N'thca/Yasmeen Ebada (Samford) def. Blair Martin/Margaret Boyette (Furman) 8-5



Meritt Emery Draw

No. 34 Beatrice Gumulya (Clemson) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (Furman) 6-3, 6-1

Alex Moreno-Kaste (Furman) def. Kristen Dodge (Michigan) 6-3, 6-1

Courtney Colton (Vanderbilt) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (Furman) 6-0, 6-1


Weyli Chang Draw

Ansley Speaks (Furman) def. Ella Taylor (LSU) 6-1, 6-2

Romy Koelzer (Clemson) def. Ansley Speaks (Furman) 6-1, 5-7, 6-1

Lissie Barnett (Northwestern) def. Ansley Speaks (Furman) 7-5, 6-4


Jenny Ketchum Draw

Katherine Oudin (Furman) def. Gabriel Otero (LSU) 6-3, 6-4

Tristan Dewar (Clemson) def. Katherine Oudin (Furman) 6-1, 6-0

Manon Peri (Northwestern) def. Katherine Oudin (Furman) 6-4, 6-3


Courtney McLane Draw

Yasmeen Ebada (Samford) def. Karlee Bryde (Furman) 6-3, 6-4

Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer (Georgia Tech) def. Karlee Bryde (Furman) 6-1, 6-1

Jessie Grace (Middle Tennessee State) def. Karlee Bryde (Furman) 6-0, 6-1


Jill Breslin Draw

No. 94 Natalia Maynetto (Alabama) def. Blair Martin (Furman) 6-2, 6-3

Carita Moolman (Samford) def. Blair Martin (Furman) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Blair Martin (Furman) def. Reka Rohonyi (Loyola Marymount) 6-0, 6-0


Mari Muller Draw

Brooke Rischbieth (Northwestern) def. Amanda Murray (Furman) 6-3, 6-0

Amanda Murray (Furman) def. Julia Norlin (Loyola Marymount) 7-5, 3-6, 6-3

Amanda Murray (Furman) def. Roseline Dion (Mississippi State) 7-5, 6-2


Dominique Glinzler Draw

Margaret Boyette (Furman) def. Yasmin Franco (UNC Greensboro) 7-5, 6-0

Margaret Boyette (Furman) def. Carmen Blanco (Alabama) 7-6, 2-6, 7-5

Madeline Lipp (Northwestern) def. Margaret Boyette (Furman) 6-1, 6-2