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Furman Tops Davidson, 6-1

Gabby Rodriguez
Gabby Rodriguez

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Furman topped Davdison, 6-1, Friday in women's tennis action at the Knobloch Tennis Center in Davidson, N.C.

Furman won two out of three doubles matches to clinch the opening point.  Junior Blair Martin and freshman Gabby Rodriguez teamed up to beat Anna C. Feaster and Jenna Brunner, 7-6(5) at flight two, and sophomore Harper Caswell and junior Karlee Bryde defeated Ava Todd and Megan Scholvinck, 6-2, at number three.  The Wildcats recorded the win in the top flight, as Elaina Cummer and Sarah Stein beat junior Ansley Speaks and rookie Katarina Weymouth, 6-2.

In singles action, the Paladins won five out of six matches for the team victory.  Speaks beat Feaster, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0, in the top-flighted match up, and Weymouth notched a 6-2, 6-3 win over Tood at flight two.  In the flight four match, Bryde came from behind for a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory against Gabrielle Centenari, and Rodriguez claimed a 6-3, 6-2 win versus Cummer at number five.  Caswell downed Stein, 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-4) in the flight six contest. 

Davidson's Scholvinck bested Martin, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3, at flight three to score the Wildcats' lone point.

"We got off to a slow start again today, but we got things going as the match went on," said Furman head coach Adam Herendeen, who is in his first year at the helm of the Paladin program.  "Our girls played their best tennis when it got tough. Davidson is a very well-coached team, and we were able to see a lot of areas that we need to improve upon."

The Paladins (2-2) will play at Wake Forest Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Furman 6, Davidson 1
Jan 29, 2016 at Davidson, N.C. (Knobloch Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Ansley Speaks (FUR) def. Anna C. Feaster (DAV) 4-6, 6-3, 6-0

2. Katarina Weymouth (FUR) def. Ava Todd (DAV) 6-2, 6-3

3. Megan Scholvinck (DAV) def. Blair Martin (FUR) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

4. Karlee Bryde (FUR) def. Gabrielle Centenari (DAV) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

5. Gabby Rodriguez (FUR) def. Elaina Cummer (DAV) 6-3, 6-2

6. Harper Caswell (FUR) def. Sarah Stein (DAV) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-4)


Doubles competition

1. Elaina Cummer/Sarah Stein (DAV) def. Ansley Speaks/Katarina Weymouth (FUR) 6-2

2. Blair Martin/Gabby Rodriguez (FUR) def. Anna C. Feaster/Jenna Brunner (DAV) 7-6 (7-5)

3. Harper Caswell/Karlee Bryde (FUR) def. Ava Todd/Megan Scholvinck (DAV) 6-2


Match Notes

Furman 2-2

Davidson 0-1