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#67 Louisville Blanks #60 Furman, 4-0, In Second Day Of ITA Kick-Off Weekend

Ansley Speaks
Ansley Speaks

DURHAM, N.C. – 67th-ranked Louisville blanked #60 Furman, 4-0, Sunday morning in the second day of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend at the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center in Durham, N.C.

The Cardinals won two out of three doubles matches to win the opening point.  Chloe Willetts and Olivia Boesing beat freshman Harper Caswell and sophomore Blair Martin, 6-1, at flight two, and Elle Stokes and Ellie Gerlach downed sophomore Karlee Bryce and freshman Joan van Lochem, 6-4, in the number three match-up.  The Paladins were victorious in the top-seeded match, as senior Alex Moreno-Kaste and sophomore Ansley Speaks recorded a 6-1 win over Ariana Rodriguez and Manuela Velasquez.

Louisville won three singles matches for the team victory.  Velasquez topped Martin, 6-0, 6-4, at flight three, and Jessie Lynn Paul posted a 6-4, 6-1 win over Bryde at flight four.  In the flight six match, Willets bested van Lochem, 6-2, 6-4.

Matches at flights one, two, and five were unfinished.  Speaks led Stokes, 7-5, 5-0, in the top match, while Moreno-Kaste came from behind after dropping set one, 6-3, to Rodriguez to win the second set, 6-0, at number two.  The duo was tied at 2-all in the third set.  At flight five, Boesing won set one, 6-3, over Caswell, and the score in the second set was knotted at 6-6.

The Paladins (1-2) will face Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C., on January 31.

#67 Louisville 4, #60 Furman 0
Jan 25, 2015 at Durham, N.C. (Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Ansley Speaks (FUR) vs. Elle Stokes (LU) 7-5, 5-0, unfinished

2. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) vs. Ariana Rodriguez (LU) 3-6, 6-0, 2-2, unfinished

3. Manuela Velasquez (LU) def. Blair Martin (FUR) 6-0, 6-4

4. Jessie Lynn Paul (LU) def. Karlee Bryde (FUR) 6-4, 6-1

5. Harper Caswell (FUR) vs. Olivia Boesing (LU) 3-6, 6-6, unfinished

6. Chloe Willetts (LU) def. Joan van Lochem (FUR) 6-2, 6-4


Doubles competition

1. Alex Moreno-Kaste/Ansley Speaks (FUR) def. Ariana Rodriguez/Manuela Velasquez (LU) 6-1

2. Chloe Willetts/Olivia Boesing (LU) def. Harper Caswell/Blair Martin (FUR) 6-1

3. Elle Stokes/Ellie Gerlach (LU) def. Karlee Bryde/Joan van Lochem (FUR) 6-4


Match Notes

Louisville 5-1; National ranking #67

Furman 1-2; National ranking #60

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

ITA Kick-Off Weekend Consolation Match

T-2:00 A-43