GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman women's tennis team picked up four singles wins and one doubles victory Friday in the first day of the 30th Annual Furman Fall Classic, being held this weekend at the Mickel Tennis Center on the campus of Furman University in Greenville, S.C.
In singles action, sophomore Katty Weymouth beat Florida State's Julia Mikulski, 6-2, 6-3, at flight two, and rookie Katarina Kozarov downed Fernanda Navarro of Clemson, 6-3, 6-3, at flight three. Freshman Danni Vines posted a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Tennessee's Ashley Bongart at flight four, and at flight six, freshman Hannah Ferrett defeated Courtney Meredith of Wake Forest, 6-3, 6-3.
Junior Karlee Bryde and Ferrett teamed up for an 8-4 win over Clemson's Ally Miller-Krasilnikov and Jenny Moinard at flight three doubles.
"Today was a great start to the tournament for us," said Paladin head coach Adam Herendeen, who is in his second season at the helm of the Furman program. "We were able to pull out some quality wins, but more importantly, our girls did an excellent job of applying what we have been working on in both singles and doubles. There will be a lot of tough matches tomorrow, and we are excited for the opportunity!"
Six teams competing in the tournament were ranked in the top 63 in the 2016 final ITA Collegiate Tennis rankings: North Carolina (4th), Vanderbilt (5th), Mississippi State (23rd), Wake Forest (29th), Clemson (35th), and Florida State (63rd). The eight-team field, which also features Tennessee and Furman, includes 12 singles players and six doubles teams ranked in the preseason ITA Collegiate Tennis rankings.
On Saturday doubles play will begin at 9 a.m. One round of singles will follow beginning at approximately 10:30 a.m. Free coffee and donuts will be available for fans at the tournament.
The tournament will conclude with one round of singles on Sunday.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
F1 Castaneda/Mikulski (FSU) def. Speaks/Weymouth (FU), 8-6
F2 Lindl/Kermet (UT) def. Kozarov/Vines (FU), 8-1
F3 Meredith/Zalewski (WF) def. Bryde/Ferrett (FU), 8-5
F1 Jones/Vasquez (UNC) def. Speaks/Weymouth (FU), 8-5
F2 Asch/Davis (WF) def. def. Kozarov/Vines (FU), 8-2
F3 Bryde/Ferrett (FU) def. Miller-Drasilnikov/Moinard (CU), 8-4
F1 Ayan Broomfield (CU) def. Ansley Speaks (FU), 7-5, 6-0
F2 Katty Weymouth (FU) def. Julia Mikulski (FSU), 6-2, 6-3
F3 Katarina Kozarov (FU) def. Fernanda Navarro (CU), 6-3, 6-3
F4 Danni Vines (FU) def. Ashley Bongart (UT), 6-3, 6-0
F6 Jenny Moinard (CU) def. Karlee Bryde (FU), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
F6 Hannah Ferrett (FU) def. Courtney Meredith (WF), 6-3, 6-3