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UNC Asheville Slips Past #67 Furman, 4-3

Alex Moreno-Kaste
Alex Moreno-Kaste

GREENVILLE, S.C. – With the score tied at 3-all, Amalie Davidsen defeated freshman Joan van Lochem, 7-5, 6-4, at flight five to lead undefeated UNC Asheville past 67th-ranked Furman, 4-3, Wednesday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.

The Bulldogs (5-0) won two out of three doubles matches to clinch the opening point.  Christin Boissevain and Lauren Booker topped freshmen Harper Caswell and Alejandra Gil, 6-2, at flight two, and Amryn Soldier and Hunter Hall teamed up to beat sophomore Karlee Bryde and freshman Joan van Lochem, 6-3, in the third-seeded match-up.  The Paladins picked up the win at flight one, as senior Alex Moreno-Kaste and sophomore Ansley Speaks downed Ericka Rivero and Emily McNall, 6-3.

In singles action, Caswell put the Paladins on the board with a 6-4, 6-2, win over Boissevain at flight four, then Bryde stretched the Furman lead to 2-1 with a 6-1, 7-5 victory versus Soldier at number three.  In the top-seeded matchup, Moreno-Kaste held on to down Rivero, 6-2, 2-6, 6-0, giving the Paladins a 3-1 advantage.  McNall brought the Bulldogs within one, beating sophomore Blair Martin, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, at number two, before Hall defeated Gil, 6-2, 6-2, at flight six to tie the match at 3-all and set up the decisive flight five contest.

The Paladins (1-4) will travel to Atlanta this weekend.  Furman will take on Georgia State Friday at 6:30 p.m., then the Paladins will face Miami (OH) on Saturday.  Match time is tentatively set for noon, depending on weather conditions.

UNC Asheville 4, #67 Furman 3
Feb 11, 2015 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. RIVERO, Ericka (ASHW) 6-2, 2-6, 6-0

2. MCNALL, Emily (ASHW) def. Blair Martin (FUR) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

3. Karlee Bryde (FUR) def. SOLDIER, Amryn (ASHW) 6-1, 7-5

4. Harper Caswell (FUR) def. BOISSEVAIN, Christin (ASHW) 6-4, 6-2

5. DAVIDSEN, Amalie (ASHW) def. Joan van Lochem (FUR) 7-5, 6-4

6. HALL, Hunter (ASHW) def. Alejandra Gil (FUR) 6-2, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Alex Moreno-Kaste/Ansley Speaks (FUR) def. RIVERO, Ericka/MCNALL, Emily (ASHW) 6-3

2. BOISSEVAIN, Christin/BROOKER, Lauren (ASHW) def. Harper Caswell/Alejandra Gil (FUR) 6-2

3. SOLDIER, Amryn/HALL, Hunter (ASHW) def. Karlee Bryde/Joan van Lochem (FUR) 6-3


Match Notes

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