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Furman Tops North Florida, 5-2, To Open Spring Break Trip

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JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – The Furman women's tennis team opened its spring break trip with a 5-2 win over North Florida Monday morning at the UNF Tennis Courts in Jacksonville, Fla.

The Paladins swept the doubles matches for the opening point.  Senior Ansley Speaks and junior Aryn Greene topped Luise Intert and Quetzali Vazquez, 7-5, at flight one, and sophomore Katty Weymouth and freshman Danni Vines beat Rafaela Gomez and Lucia Montano, 6-3, in the second-seeded match-up.  At flight three, senior Blair Martin and rookie Katarina Kozarov downed Michelle Valdez and Kinga Gartner, 6-3.

Furman won four singles matches for the victory, breaking up a 2-2 tie by claiming wins in the final three matches.  Speaks held on for a 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 advantage over Valdez, who is ranked 81st nationally, in the top-seeded contest, and Vines bested Vazquez, 6-4, 6-3, at number three.  At flight four, Kozarov came from behind for a 6-7, 6-1, 6-2 win versus Intert in the flight four match, and Martin defeated Montano, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4, at flight six.

The Ospreys won two early singles matches, as Gomez beat Weymouth, 6-2, 7-6, at flight two, and Gartner recorded a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over freshman Hannah Ferrett at number five.

Furman (9-5) will square off against Grand Valley State Monday night at 7 p.m. in Orlando, Fla.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

Furman 5, North Florida 2
Mar 06, 2017 at Jacksonville, Fla. (UNF Tennis Courts) 

Singles competition

1. Ansley Speaks (FUR) def. No. 81 Michelle Valdez (UNF) 7-5, 2-6, 6-4

2. Rafaela Gomez (UNF) def. Katty Weymouth (FUR) 6-2, 7-6

3. Danni Vines (FUR) def. Quetzali Vazquez (UNF) 6-4, 6-3

4. Katarina Kozarov (FUR) def. Luise Intert (UNF) 6-7, 6-1, 6-2

5. Kinga Gartner (UNF) def. Hannah Ferrett (FUR) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4

6. Blair Martin (FUR) def. Lucia Montano (UNF) 6-1, 1-6, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. Ansley Speaks/Aryn Greene (FUR) def. Luise Intert/Quetzali Vazquez (UNF) 7-5

2. Katty Weymouth/Danni Vines (FUR) def. Rafaela Gomez/Lucia Montano (UNF) 6-3

3. Blair Martin/Katarina Kozarov (FUR) def. Michelle Valdez/Kinga Gartner (UNF) 6-3

Match Notes

Furman 9-5

North Florida 5-6

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