GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman women's tennis team picked up two singles victories and two doubles wins over SEC competition Saturday in the second day of the 28th Annual Furman Fall Classic, being held this weekend at the Mickel Tennis Center on the campus of Furman University in Greenville, S.C.
In singles action, sophomore Ansley Speaks came from behind to down Tennessee's Brittany Lindl, 5-7, 6-3, 7-5, in the top flight, while freshman Alejandra Gil topped Payton Robinette of Vanderbilt, 6-1, 6-4, at flight seven.
At flight one doubles, senior Alex Moreno-Kaste teamed with Speaks to finish fifth after posting an 8-6 win over Joanna Henderson and Laurence Guevremont of Tennessee, and sophomore Karlee Bryde and rookie Harper Caswell took seventh place at flight three after besting Vanderbilt's Robinette and Maggie Leavell, 8-1.
The Furman Fall Classic features six teams ranked in the top 34 in the 2013 final ITA Collegiate Tennis rankings: Alabama (6th), Vanderbilt (11th), Clemson (13th), South Carolina (26th), Florida State (31st), and Tennessee (34th). The eight-team field also includes 18 singles players and nine doubles teams ranked in the preseason ITA Collegiate Tennis rankings.
The tournament will conclude on Sunday, with singles play beginning at 9 a.m.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
F1 Ansley Speaks (FU) def. Brittany Lindl (UT), 5-7, 6-3, 7-5
F2 Emily Zabor (UA) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FU), 6-1, 6-2
F4 Hadley Berg (USC) def. Karlee Bryde (FU), 6-4, 6-1
F5 Carola Pederzani (CU) def. Blair Martin (FU), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
F6 Ellie Yates (VU) def. Harper Caswell (FU), 6-1, 6-4
F6 Daniela Ruiz (CU) def. Joan van Lochem (FU), 6-4, 6-4
F7 Alejandra Gil (FU) def. Payton Robinette (VU), 6-1, 6-4
F1 5th Place Speaks/Moreno-Kaste (FU) def. Henderson/Guevremont (UT), 8-6
F2 7th Place Zordani/McCulloch (IA) def. Martin/van Lochem (FU), 8-3
F3 7th Place Bryde/Caswell (FU) def. Robinette/Leavell (VU), 8-1
F4 Siles/Fosnacht (USC) def. Gil (FU)/Blanco (UA), 8-5