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Furman Women's Tennis Squares Off At Duke & USC Upstate

Karlee Bryde
Karlee Bryde

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman women's tennis team competed at the Duke Bonk Invite in Cary, N.C., and at the USC Upstate Fall Classic in Spartanburg, S.C., this weekend. 

Paladin senior Ansley Speaks defeated Meghan Kelley of Virginia, 6-2, 6-4, in the gold singles draw, and sophomore Katty Weymouth beat Skylar Holloway of LSU, 6-0, 0-6, 6-2 in the black singles draw. 

At USC Upstate, the Paladins claimed the black singles and white singles titles.  Freshman Katarina Kozarov put together three wins in the black singles draw, defeating Carol Sigaki of USC Upstate, 6-1, 6-3, and Wofford's Cassidy Hicks, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.  She beat Paula Roca of Armstrong State, 6-3, 6-1, in the championship.  Senior Karlee Bryde captured the white singles championship with three consecutive victories.  Bryde downed Sydney Patton of Chattanooga, 7-6(4), 6-2, then topped Nina Asanin of Campbell, 6-2, 6-1.  She scored a 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 victory versus Tracy Johnson of Presbyterian for the title.

Rookie Danni Vines recorded three wins in the green singles draw.  Vines beat Mia Covic of Campbell, 6-1, 6-0, and Caroline Nielsen of Queens, 6-3, 7-6(6).  She topped Presbyterian's Beth Taylor, 6-3, 6-4, before falling to Lena Lutzeier of Armstrong State, who is ranked fourth nationally, 6-3, 6-4, in the title match.

Freshman Hannah Ferrett won the consolation title in the grey singles draw.  Ferrett defeated Nicole Croxton of Presbyterian, 6-3, 2-6, 11-9 the downed Alice Patch from Armstrong State, 7-6(4), 6-4.  In the consolation finals, Ferrett bested Campbell's Pauline Roustan, 6-2, 6-0.

In the black doubles draw, Vines teamed up with an unattached athlete for three victories, reaching the finals of the draw.  Vines beat Fornies and Lehfeldt of Queens, 6-2, then downed Western Carolina's Ansari and Riley, 6-3.  Vines and her partner beat Johnson and Croxton from Presbyterian, 6-2. 

Kozarov and Bryde teamed up for two wins in the green doubles draw.  The Paladin duo beat Segarra and Boada of Campbell, 6-2, then defeated Rieckmann and White from Gardner Webb, 6-2.

The Paladins play host to Clemson, Florida State, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest at the Furman Fall Classic Sept. 23-25 in Greenville, S.C.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information


Complete Furman Results:

Duke Bonk Invite

Gold Singles

Ansley Speaks (Furman) def. Meghan Kelley (Virginia), 6-2, 6-4

Anna Danilina (Florida) def. Ansley Speaks (Furman), 6-0, 6-0

Marie Norris (TCU) def. Ansley Speaks (Furman), 6-2, 6-4


Black Singles

Meible Chi (Duke) def. Katty Weymouth (Furman), 6-1, 6-0

Katty Weymouth (Furman) def. Skylar Holloway (LSU), 6-0, 0-6, 6-2

Yolimar Ogando (Miami) def. Katty Weymouth (Furman), 6-3, 6-4


White Doubles

Alyssa Smith/Chalena Scholl (Duke) def. Ansley Speaks/Katarina Weymouth (Furman): 8-6

Ana Madcur/Maci Epstein (Miami) def. Ansley Speaks/Katarina Weymouth (Furman): 8-6

Ryann Foster/Abby Owens (LSU) def. Ansley Speaks/Katarina Weymouth (Furman): 8-4


USC Upstate Fall Classic

Black Singles

Katarina Kozarov (Furman) def. Carol Sigaki (Upstate), 6-1, 6-3

Katarina Kozarov (Furman) def. Cassidy Hicks (Wofford), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3

Katarina Kozarov (Furman) def. Paula Roca (Armstrong St.), 6-3, 6-1


Green Singles

Danni Vines (Furman) def. Mia Covic (Campbell), 6-1, 6-0

Danni Vines (Furman) def. Caroline Nielsen (Queens), 6-3, 7-6(6)

Danni Vines (Furman) def. Beth Taylor (Presbyterian), 6-3, 6-4

Lena Lutzeier (Armstrong St.) def. Danni Vines (Furman), 6-3, 6-4


Grey Singles

Jordan Strickland (WCU) def. Hannah Ferrett (Furman), 6-4, 2-6, 6-1

Hannah Ferrett (Furman) def. Nicole Croxton (Presbyterian), 6-3, 2-6, 11-9

Hannah Ferrett (Furman) def. Alice Patch (Armstrong St.), 7-6(4), 6-4

Hannah Ferrett (Furman) def. Pauline Roustan (Campbell), 6-2, 6-0


White Singles

Karlee Bryde (Furman) def. Sydney Patton (UTC), 7-6(4), 6-2

Karlee Bryde (Furman) def. Nina Asanin (Campbell), 6-2, 6-1

Karlee Bryde (Furman) def. Tracy Johnson (Presbyterian), 3-6, 6-1, 6-3


Green Doubles

Kozarov/Bryde (Furman) def. Segarra/Boada (Campbell), 6-2

Kozarov/Bryde (Furman) def. Rieckmann/White (Gardner Webb), 6-2

Edwards/Patton (UTC) def. Kozarov/Bryde (Furman), 7-6(5)


Black Doubles

Vines (Furman)/Greene (Unattached) def. Fornies/Lehfeldt (Queens), 6-2

Vines (Furman)/Greene (Unattached) def. Ansari/Riley (WCU), 6-3

Vines (Furman)/Greene (Unattached) def. Johnson/Croxton (Presbyterian), 6-2

Martin/Reid (Wofford) def. Vines (Furman)/Greene (Unattached), 6-2