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Furman Downs Charlotte, 6-1

Alex Moreno-Kaste
Alex Moreno-Kaste

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Furman women's tennis team clinched the doubles point and registered singles wins in five out of six matches to down Charlotte, 6-1, Saturday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.

In doubles play, the Paladins put toether wins in the bottom two spots to clinch the opening point.  Freshmen Blair Martin and Ansley Speaks teamed up for a 6-2 win over Natsuko Takayanagi and Tyler Baker at number two, then senior Margaret Boyette and rookie Karlee Bryde handed Macy Vonderschmidt and Jessica Perez a 6-3 defeat at flight three.  The flight one match was unfinished.

The Paladins swept the top three singles matches in straight sets, as junior Alex Moreno-Kaste beat Victoria Pahlett, 7-6, 6-1, in the top match-up, and Speaks recorded a 7-5, 6-1 victory versus Lisa Grosselius at number two.  Oudin topped Takayanagi, 6-1, 6-4, in the number three contest.

The 49ers picked up their lone point of the day at flight four, where Baker held on for a 6-1, 4-6, 1-0(10-3) win against Martin.  At flight five, Bryde bested Vonderschmidt, 6-2, 6-0, and junior Kelly Sullivan posted a win at number six, beating Perez, 7-6, 6-2.

Furman (2-2) continues its home stand Sunday, when the Paladins square off against UNC Wilmington at noon at the Mickel Tennis Center. 

Furman 6, Charlotte 1
Feb 08, 2014 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Victoria Pahlett (CHA) 7-6, 6-1

2. Ansley Speaks (FUR) def. Lisa Grosselius (CHA) 7-5, 6-1

3. Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Natsuko Takayanagi (CHA) 6-1, 6-4

4. Tyler Baker (CHA) def. Blair Martin (FUR) 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (10-3)

5. Karlee Bryde (FUR) def. Macy Vonderschmidt (CHA) 6-2, 6-0

6. Kelly Sullivan (FUR) def. Jessica P�rez (CHA) 7-6, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Katherine Oudin/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) vs. Victoria Pahlett/Lisa Grosselius (CHA) 5-1, unfinished

2. Blair Martin/Ansley Speaks (FUR) def. Natsuko Takayanagi/Tyler Baker (CHA) 6-2

3. Margaret Boyette/Karlee Bryde (FUR) def. Macy Vonderschmidt/Jessica P�rez (CHA) 6-3


Match Notes

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