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#7 Georgia Blanks Furman, 7-0

Ansley Speaks
Ansley Speaks

ATHENS, GA. – #7 Georgia blanked Furman Friday in women's tennis action at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.

The Bulldogs clinched the doubles point to open the match.  Silvia Garcia and Kate Fuller notched an 8-6 victory versus junior Alex Moreno-Kaste and senior Katherine Oudin at flight one, and Mia King and Maho Kowase defeated senior Margaret Boyette and freshman Karlee Bryde, 8-2, in the number three match-up.  The flight two match was unfinished.

In singles play, Fuller topped Bryde, 6-1, 6-0, at flight four, before Caroline Brinson registered a 6-0, 6-2 win over junior Kelly Sullivan at flight five.  Garcia, ranked #6 nationally, clinched the team win with a 6-4, 6-2 victory against Moreno-Kaste in the top match-up, then  King defeated Boyette, 6-3, 6-2, at number six.

The Paladins fell in very close first sets at flights two and three.  At number two, Furman freshman Ansley Speaks lost the first set in a tiebreaker, 7-6(7-4), to Kowase, ranked #17 in the nation, then dropped the second set, 6-0.  In the number three contest, #43 Lilly Kimbell topped Oudin, 7-5, 6-3.

Furman (3-3) will entertain East Carolina Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Mickel Tennis Center.

#7 Georgia 7, Furman 0
Feb 21, 2014 at Athens, Ga. (Dan Magill Tennis Complex)

Singles competition

1. #6 Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 6-4, 6-2

2. #17 Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Ansley Speaks (FUR) 7-6 (7-4), 6-0

3. #43 Lilly Kimbell (UGA) def. Katherine Oudin (FUR) 7-5, 6-3

4. Kate Fuller (UGA) def. Karlee Bryde (FUR) 6-1, 6-0

5. Caroline Brinson (UGA) def. Kelly Sullivan (FUR) 6-0, 6-2

6. Mia King (UGA) def. Margaret Boyette (FUR) 6-3, 6-2

 

Doubles competition

1. Kate Fuller/Silvia Garcia (UGA) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste/Katherine Oudin (FUR) 8-6

2. Lilly Kimbell/Caroline Brinson (UGA) vs. Ansley Speaks/Blair Martin (FUR) 7-4, unfinished

3. Maho Kowase/Mia King (UGA) def. Margaret Boyette/Karlee Bryde (FUR) 8-2

 

Match Notes

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

Official: Clark Weaver