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Furman Extends Winning Streak With 7-0 Sweep Of Grand Valley State

Anna Walter
Anna Walter

ORLANDO, FLA. – The Furman women's tennis team swept Grand Valley State, 7-0, Monday night at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.  With the win, the Paladins extend their winning streak to three matches and have won six of their last seven contests.

The Paladins captured all three doubles wins to take the opening point.  Sophomore Katty Weymouth and freshman Danni Vines blanked Madison Ballard and Rachel Sumner, 6-0, at number one, and freshman Katarina Kozarov and senior Blair Martin teamed up for a 6-2 win over Aimee Moccia and Alexa Sweeney at flight two.  In the flight three match-up, freshman Anna Walter and junior Aryn Greene defeated Sam Schrepferman and Katarina Samardzija, 6-3.

Furman swept the singles matches in straight sets for the victory.  Senior Ansley Speaks defeated Ballard, 6-2, 6-2, in the top-seeded contest, and Weymouth downed Sweeney, 6-2, 6-0, at flight two.  At flight three, Kozarov posted a 6-2, 6-0 advantage over Moccia, and freshman Hannah Ferrett outlasted Livia Christman, 6-4, 6-2, at number four.  Greene topped Nicole Heiniger, 6-1, 6-1, at number five, and Walter recorded a 6-4, 6-3 win versus Schrepferman at flight six.

Furman (10-5) will play at UCF Thursday at noon and square off against Illinois-Evansville Thursday at 7 p.m. in Orlando to complete the team's spring break trip.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

Furman 7, Grand Valley 0
Mar 06, 2017 at Orlando, Fla. (USTA National Campus) 

Singles competition

1. Ansley Speaks (FUR) def. Madison Ballard (GV-W) 6-2, 6-2

2. Katty Weymouth (FUR) def. Alexa Sweeney (GV-W) 6-2, 6-0

3. Katarina Kozarov (FUR) def. Aimee Moccia (GV-W) 6-2, 6-0

4. Hannah Ferrett (FUR) def. Livia Christman (GV-W) 6-4, 6-2

5. Aryn Greene (FUR) def. Nicole Heiniger (GV-W) 6-1, 6-1

6. Anna Walter (FUR) def. Sam Schrepferman (GV-W) 6-4, 6-3

Doubles competition

1. Katty Weymouth/Danni Vines (FUR) def. Madison Ballard/Rachel Sumner (GV-W) 6-0

2. Katarina Kozarov/Blair Martin (FUR) def. Aimee Moccia/Alexa Sweeney (GV-W) 6-2

3. Anna Walter/Aryn Greene (FUR) def. Sam Schrepferman/Katarina Samardzija (GV-W) 6-3