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Furman Blanks Western Carolina, 7-0

Karlee Bryce
Karlee Bryce

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Furman women's tennis team blanked Western Carolina, 7-0, Wednesday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C. 

The Paladins swept the doubles matches to claim the opening point.  Sophomore Ansley Speaks and senior Alex Moreno-Kaste downed Shannon Bettiol and Megan McLinden, 8-3, at flight one, and sophomore Blair Martin and rookie Alejandra Gil teamed up to defeat Montse Mesalles and Nicole Nielly, 8-6, at number two.  Furman won the flight three match by default.

In singles play, Speaks topped McLinden, 6-1, 6-2, in the top-flighted contest, and Moreno-Kaste scored a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Bettiol at number two.  In the number three match-up, Martin defeated Nielly, 6-1, 6-1, and sophomore Karlee Bryde posted a 6-0, 6-1 advantage versus Erin Maguire at flight four.  Freshman Harper Caswell downed Mesalles, 6-1, 6-2, at number five, and Furman picked up the point after a default at flight six.

Furman (5-12, 1-2 SoCon) will entertain Mercer Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

Furman 7, Western Carolina 0
Apr 1, 2015 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Ansley Speaks (FUR) def. Megan McLinden (WCU) 6-1, 6-2

2. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Shannon Bettiol (WCU) 6-2, 6-4

3. Blair Martin (FUR) def. Nicole Nielly (WCU) 6-1, 6-1

4. Karlee Bryde (FUR) def. Erin Maguire (WCU) 6-0, 6-1

5. Harper Caswell (FUR) def. Montse Mesalles (WCU) 6-1, 6-2

6. Alejandra Gil (FUR) def. No player (WCU), by default


Doubles competition

1. Ansley Speaks/Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Shannon Bettiol/Megan McLinden (WCU) 8-3

2. Blair Martin/Alejandra Gil (FUR) def. Montse Mesalles/Nicole Nielly (WCU) 8-6

3. Karlee Bryde/Harper Caswell (FUR) def. Erin Maguire/No player (WCU), by default


Match Notes

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