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Furman Slips Past Tulane, 4-3

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GREENVILLE, S.C. – With the Paladins leading 3-2, sophomore Katty Weymouth held on for a 7-6(3), 6-3 victory over Kyla Klier at flight two singles to lead Furman past Tulane, 4-3, on Sunday at the Mickel Tennis Center.

The Paladins swept the doubles matches to take the crucial opening point.  Senior Ansley Speaks and junior Aryn Greene teamed up to beat Sade Atkinson and Klier, 6-3, at flight one, and senior Blair Martin and sophomore Gabby Rodriguez defeated Elena Muller and Naz Karagoz, 6-3, at number two.  In the third-seeded contest, freshmen Danni Vines and Hannah Ferrett topped Sofia Kurtz and Ivone Alvaro, 6-2.

Furman extended its lead to 3-0 as rookie Katarina Kozarov posted a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Alvaro at flight four singles and Speaks downed Karagoz, 6-3, 6-4, at flight one.  The Green Wave captured the next two singles points to keep the match within reach, when Atkinson came from behind for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-0 win against Vines at number three, then Christina Sisti outlasted Ferrett, 6-3, 7-6(2), at number six. 

Weymouth scored the winning point at flight two, then Muller recorded a 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 advantage versus Greene at flight five to give Tulane the final point.

"Today was a big day for us," said Paladin head coach Adam Herendeen.  "We played a really good doubles point and showed some grit to battle through tough singles matches against a very strong team. The competitive schedule we have played is paying off, and our players are improving with each tough test."

Furman (5-4) will play a home double-header next Sunday.  The Paladins will take on Liberty at 11 a.m. then square off against Tusculum at 4 p.m.  Herendeen will be seeking his 100th career victory.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

Furman 4, Tulane 3
Feb 12, 2017 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center) 

Singles competition

1. Ansley Speaks (FUR) def. Naz Karagoz (TLN) 6-3, 6-4

2. Katty Weymouth (FUR) def. Kyla Klier (TLN) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3

3. Sade Atkinson (TLN) def. Danni Vines (FUR) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0

4. Katarina Kozarov (FUR) def. Ivone Alvaro (TLN) 6-3, 6-3

5. Elena Muller (TLN) def. Aryn Greene (FUR) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

6. Christina Sisti (TLN) def. Hannah Ferrett (FUR) 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

Doubles competition

1. Ansley Speaks/Aryn Greene (FUR) def. Sade Atkinson/Kyla Klier (TLN) 6-3

2. Blair Martin/Gabby Rodriguez (FUR) def. Elena Muller/Naz Karagoz (TLN) 6-3

3. Danni Vines/Hannah Ferrett (FUR) def. Sofia Kurtz/Ivone Alvaro (TLN) 6-2

Match Notes

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