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Furman Falls At #33 South Carolina, 7-0

Karlee Bryde
Karlee Bryde

COLUMBIA, S.C. – #33 South Carolina recorded a 7-0 win over Furman Wednesday in women's tennis action at the USC Field House in Columbia, S.C.

In doubles play, the Gamecocks picked up wins at the top two spots to clinch the opening point.  Meghan Blevins and Elixane Lechemia defeated junior Alex Moreno-Kaste and senior Katherine Oudin, 6-2, at flight one, while Brigit Folland and Katerine Popova topped freshmen Blair Martin and Ansley Speaks, also 6-2, in the number two match-up.  The flight three match was unfinished.

The Gamecocks swept the singles, as Lechemia posted a 6-2, 6-1 win over Moreno-Kaste at flight one, and Popova beat Speaks, 6-4, 6-1, at number two.  Folland, ranked #113 nationally, registered a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Oudin at flight three, and Ximena Siles Luna defeated Martin, 6-1, 6-0, at number four.

Paladin freshman Karlee Bryde claimed the first set, 6-4, at flight five, before South Carolina's Caroline Dailey won set two 6-0 and won the tiebreaker for the victory.  In the number six match-up, Alex Martin bested junior Kelly Sullivan, 6-4, 7-5.

Furman (1-2) returns home this weekend to entertain Charlotte Saturday at noon.  The Paladins will square off against UNC Wilmington on Sunday at noon, also at the Mickel Tennis Center. 


#33 South Carolina 7, Furman 0
2/5/2014 at Columbia, S.C. (USC Field House)

Singles competition

1. Elixane Lechemia (SC) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 6-2, 6-1

2. Katerina Popova (SC) def. Ansley Speaks (FUR) 6-4, 6-1

3. #113 Brigit Folland (SC) def. Katherine Oudin (FUR) 6-0, 6-2

4. Ximena Siles Luna (SC) def. Blair Martin (FUR) 6-2, 6-0

5. Caroline Dailey (SC) def. Karlee Bryde (FUR) 4-6, 6-0, 1-0

6. Alex Martin (SC) def. Kelly Sullivan (FUR) 6-4, 7-5


Doubles competition

1. Meghan Blevins/Elixane Lechemia (SC) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste/Katherine Oudin (FUR) 6-2

2. Brigit Folland/Katerina Popova (SC) def. Blair Martin/Ansley Speaks (FUR) 6-2

3. Margaret Boyette/Karlee Bryde (FUR) vs. Caroline Dailey/Ximena Siles Luna (SC) no result


Match Notes

Furman 1-2

South Carolina 4-1; National ranking #33

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