GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Senior Alex Moreno-Kaste downed Emily Fanning of Florida State, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, to place seventh in the flight two singles draw Sunday to conclude the 28th Annual Furman Fall Classic at the Mickel Tennis Center on the campus of Furman University in Greenville, S.C.
In other singles action, sophomore Ansley Speaks took second place in the top flighted singles draw after dropping a 6-2, 6-2 decision to Gabriela Castaneda in the championship match, while freshman Harper Caswell placed fourth in the flight six singles draw after falling to Iowa's Anastasia Reimchen, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0(10-6) on Sunday.
The Furman Fall Classic featured 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 included 18 singles players and nine doubles teams ranked in the preseason ITA Collegiate Tennis rankings.
The Paladins will compete at the ITA Carolinas Regional
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
F1 Championship Match Gabriela Castaneda (FSU) def. Ansley Speaks (FU), 6-2, 6-2
F2 7th Place Alex Moreno-Kaste (FU) def. Emily Fanning (FSU), 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
F4 7th Place Annette Dohanics (IA) def. Karlee Bryde (FU), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
F5 7th Place Aryn Greene (UA) def. Blair Martin (FU), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
F6 3rd Place Anastasia Reimchen (IA) def. Harper Caswell (FU), 4-6, 6-4, 1-0(10-6)
F6 7th Place Ali Mills (USC) def. Joan van Lochem (FU), 7-5, 6-3
F7 Kate Fosnacht (USC) def. Alejandra Gil (FU), 6-2, 6-4