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Furman Outlasts Coastal Carolina, 5-2

Gabby Rodriguez
Gabby Rodriguez

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Furman claimed the doubles point then posted wins in four singles matches to outlast Coastal Carolina, 5-2,  Saturday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.

The Paladins won the opening doubles match, as sophomore Harper Caswell and junior Karlee Bryde teamed up to beat Cari Berry and Laura Mary, 6-2, at flight three.  The Chanticleers evened the slate as Libby Scott and Sara Bondar posted a 6-3 victory versus rookie Katarina Weymouth and junior Ansley Speaks in the top-flighted match-up.  In the decisive flight two contest, junior Blair Martin and freshman Gabby Rodriguez topped Marie Babayan and Romane Delay, 6-4, for the point.

 In singles action, the Paladins captured four of six matches, including three in straight sets, for the team win.  Speaks tallied a 7-5, 6-1 advantage over Scott in the top-seeded contest, and Weymouth downed Mary, 6-0, 6-4, at flight two.  Bryde beat Gondar, 6-2, 6-2 in the number four match-up, and Rodriguez held on for a 6-2, 2-6, 1-0(11-9) victory versus Babayan at number five.

Coastal Carolina picked up two wins in tie-breakers, as Romane defeated Martin, 7-5, 2-6, 1-0(10-7) at flight three, and Berry outlasted Caswell, 3-6, 6-4, 1-0(14-12) at number six.

The Paladins (3-5) will play host to Xavier on Feb. 20 at 2 p.m.

Furman 5, Coastal Carolina 2
Feb 13, 2016 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Ansley Speaks (FUR) def. SCOTT, Libby (COASTALW) 7-5, 6-1

2. Katarina Weymouth (FUR) def. MARY, Laura (COASTALW) 6-0, 6-4

3. DELAY, Romane (COASTALW) def. Blair Martin (FUR) 7-5, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7)

4. Karlee Bryde (FUR) def. BONDAR, Sara (COASTALW) 6-2, 6-2

5. Gabby Rodriguez (FUR) def. BABAYAN, Marie (COASTALW) 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (11-9)

6. BERRY, Cari (COASTALW) def. Harper Caswell (FUR) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (14-12)

 

Doubles competition

1. SCOTT, Libby/BONDAR, Sara (COASTALW) def. Katarina Weymouth/Ansley Speaks (FUR) 6-3

2. Blair Martin/Gabby Rodriguez (FUR) def. BABAYAN, Marie/DELAY, Romane (COASTALW) 6-4

3. Harper Caswell/Karlee Bryde (FUR) def. BERRY, Cari/MARY, Laura (COASTALW) 6-2

 

Match Notes

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