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Paladins Conclude Fall Season At Wildcat Fall Duals

Ansley Speaks
Ansley Speaks

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman women's tennis team concluded the 2014 fall season this weekend at the Wildcat Fall Duals, held on the campus of Northwestern in Evanston, Ill. 

The round-robin format matched the Paladins versus Yale in Friday's singles action, then Furman squared off against DePaul on Saturday.  In Sunday's finale, Furman took on Princeton.  Sophomore Ansley Speaks came from behind for a 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 win over the Tigers' Alanna Wolff on Sunday to lead the Paladins in singles action over the weekend.

In doubles play, Furman senior Alex Moreno-Kaste teamed with Speaks to pick up two wins in the tournament.  The Paladin duo defeated Hanna Yu and Ree Ree Li of Yale, 6-4, 6-2, on Friday, then beat Northwestern's Rheeya Doshi and Lok Sze Leung, 8-7, on Saturday.  Sophomore Blair Martin and freshman Harper Caswell combined for an 8-3 victory over Emily Hahn and Alanna Wolff of Princeton on Sunday.

Furman will open the 2015 spring season on January 21 when the Paladins take on USC Upstate at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.  First serve is set for 4 p.m.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information


Wildcat Fall Duals Results



Courtney Amos (Yale) def. Karlee Bryde (Furman), 6-1, 6-0

Valerie Shklover (Yale) def. Blair Martin (Furman), 4-6, 6-3, 6-0

Carol Finke (Yale) def. Harper Caswell (Furman), 6-0, 6-1

Elizabeth Zordani (Yale) def. Joan van Lochem (Furman), 6-1, 6-1

Sunday Swett (Yale) def. Alejandra Gil (Furman), 6-2, 6-0

Patricia Lancranjan (DePaul) def. Ansley Speaks (Furman), 6-1, 6-0

Patricia Fargas (DePaul) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (Furman), 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Rebeca Mitrea (DePaul) def. Karlee Bryde (Furman), 6-1, 6-0



Alicia Barnett (NU) def. Ansley Speaks (Furman), 6-3, 6-2

Manon Peri (NU) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (Furman), 6-7, 6-3, 10-3

Jillian Rooney (NU) def. Karlee Bryde (Furman), 6-0, 6-1

Lok Sze Leung (NU) def. Blair Martin (Furman), 6-3, 6-1

Brooke Rischbieth (NU) def. Harper Caswell (Furman), 6-2, 6-1

Erin Larner (NU) def. Joan van Lochem (Furman), 6-0, 6-0



Ansley Speaks (Furman) def. Alanna Wolff (Princeton), 5-7, 6-1, 6-4

Dorothy Tang (Princeton) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (Furman), 6-4, 6-2

Emily Hahn (Princeton) def. Karlee Bryde (Furman), 6-2, 6-2

Katrine Steffensen (Princeton) def. Blair Martin (Furman), 7-6, 6-2

Sivan Krems (Princeton) def. Harper Caswell (Furman), 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

Joan Cannon (Princeton) def. Alejandra Gil (Furman), 6-2, 6-1


Doubles  Results


Alex Moreno-Kaste/Ansley Speaks (Furman) def. Hanna Yu/Ree Ree Li (Yale), 6-4, 6-2



Ansley Speaks/Alex Moreno-Kaste (Furman) def. Rheeya Doshi/Lok Sze Leung (NU), 8-7

Manon Peri/Erin Larner (NU) def. Blair Martin/Harper Caswell (Furman), 8-2

Alex Chatt/Brooke Rischbieth (NU) def. Karlee Bryde/Alejandra Gil (Furman), 8-1



Dorothy Tang/Joan Cannon (Princeton) def. Ansley Speaks/Alex Moreno-Kaste (Furman), 8-3

Blair Martin/Harper Caswell (Furman) def. Emily Hahn/Alanna Wolff (Princeton), 8-3

Sivan Krems/Katrine Steffensen (Princeton) def. Karlee Bryde/Alejandra Gil (Furman), 8-2