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Furman Downs Charlotte, 6-1

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Furman women's tennis team downed Charlotte, 6-1, Saturday at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Center in Charlotte, N.C.  With the win, the Paladins extend their winning streak to eight matches and have now won 11 of their last 13 matches.

The Paladins scored victories in two of three doubles matches to capture the opening point.  Junior Aryn Greene and senior Ansley Speaks beat Pierina Imparato and Victoria Pahlett, 6-1, at flight one, and sophomore Katty Weymouth and freshman Danni Vines posted a 6-2 victory over Immie Cowper and Megan Smith in the second-seeded contest.  The flight three match was unfinished.

Furman won five of six singles matches for the team victory.  Speaks came from behind for a 6-7(4), 7-5, 10-3 advantage versus Pahlett in the top-seeded match-up, and Vines scored a quick 6-1, 6-1 win over Macy Vonderschmidt at flight three.  In the number four contest, freshman Katarina Kozarov beat Imparato, 7-5, 6-1, and rookie Hannah Ferrett topped Smith, 6-4, 6-3, at number five.  Greene downed Cowper, 6-0, 6-1, at flight six.

The 49ers' lone point came at flight two, where Alexandra Lee defeated Weymouth, 3-6, 6-1, 10-7.

Furman (15-5, 2-0 SoCon) will entertain UNC Greensboro Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Mickel Tennis Center.  The Paladins will honor seniors Karlee Bryde, Blair Martin, and Ansley Speaks prior to the match.  Fans are invited to bring their favorite party dish to share during the Paladins' tailgate, and there will be free pizza, a t-shirt toss, and autographed team posters available.

Furman 6, Charlotte 1
Mar 25, 2017 at Charlotte, N.C. (Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex) 

Singles competition

1. Ansley Speaks (FUR) def. Victoria Pahlett (CHA) 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 10-3

2. Alexandra Lee (CHA) def. Katty Weymouth (FUR) 3-6, 6-1, 10-7

3. Danni Vines (FUR) def. Macy Vonderschmidt (CHA) 6-1, 6-1

4. Katarina Kozarov (FUR) def. Pierina Imparato (CHA) 7-5, 6-1

5. Hannah Ferrett (FUR) def. Megan Smith (CHA) 6-4, 6-3

6. Aryn Greene (FUR) def. Immie Cowper (CHA) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. Aryn Greene/Ansley Speaks (FUR) def. Pierina Imparato/Victoria Pahlett (CHA) 6-1

2. Danni Vines/Katty Weymouth (FUR) def. Immie Cowper/Megan Smith (CHA) 6-2

3. Alexandra Lee/Macy Vonderschmidt (CHA) vs. Katarina Kozarov/Blair Martin (FUR) 4-3, unfinished

Match Notes

Furman 15-5

Charlotte 9-7