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Furman Downs Coastal Carolina, 6-1

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CONWAY, S.C. – The Furman women's tennis team opened a three-match road swing with a 6-1 victory over Coastal Carolina Saturday morning at the Stevens Tennis Complex in Conway, S.C.

Due to predicted inclement weather on the coast, the match began with singles instead of doubles.  The Paladins swept the singles matches to take a 6-0 lead.  Senior Ansley Speaks topped Rylie Cox, 6-2, 6-3, at flight one, and sophomore Katty Weymouth beat Natalie Wall, 6-4, 6-2, in the number two match-up.  At flight three, rookie Katarina Kozarov outlasted Romane Delay, 7-6, 6-4, while freshman Danni Vines defeated Maria Khomchenko, 6-3, 6-4.  Junior Aryn Greene posted a 6-0, 6-2, victory versus Sara Bondar in the number five contest, and at flight six, freshman Hannah Ferrett completed the sweep with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Alexa Tiefel.

The Chanticleers won two of three doubles matches to claim the final point.  Speaks teamed with Greene for a quick 6-2 Paladin victory over Bondar and Cox in the top-seeded matchup, before Delay and Wall bested Kozarov and Weymouth, 6-3, at flight two.  In the decisive flight three contest, Tiefel and Marie Babayan came from behind to defeat Ferrett and sophomore Gabby Rodriguez, 7-6, for the point.

"We did not execute the way that we would have liked to in doubles today, but our team battled through some adversity against a well coached CCU team," said Paladin head coach Adam Herendeen.  "We are playing a little better every day and are looking forward to another chance to improve tomorrow."

Furman (1-1) plays at UNC Wilmington Sunday at noon.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

Furman 6, Coastal Carolina 1
Jan 21, 2017 at Conway, S.C. (Stevens Tennis Complex)

Singles competition

1. Ansley Speaks (FUR) def. Cox, Rylie (COASTAL) 6-2, 6-3

2. Katty Weymouth (FUR) def. Wall, Natalie (COASTAL) 6-4, 6-2

3. Katarina Kozarov (FUR) def. Delay, Romane (COASTAL) 7-6, 6-4

4. Danni Vines (FUR) def. Khomchenko, Maria (COASTAL) 6-3, 6-4

5. Aryn Greene (FUR) def. Bondar, Sara (COASTAL) 6-0, 6-2

6. Hannah Ferrett (FUR) def. Tiefel, Alexa (COASTAL) 7-5, 6-4


Doubles competition

1. Ansley Speaks/Aryn Greene (FUR) def. Bondar, Sara/Cox, Rylie (COASTAL) 6-2

2. Delay, Romane/Wall, Natalie (COASTAL) def. Katarina Kozarov/Katty Weymouth (FUR) 6-3

3. Tiefel, Alexa/Babayan, Marie (COASTAL) def. Hannah Ferrett/Gabby Rodriguez (FUR) 7-6


Match Notes

Furman 1-1

Coastal Carolina 0-1

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