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Seniors Lead Furman Past UNCG, 7-0

Seniors Lead Furman Past UNCG, 7-0

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Seniors Karlee Bryde, Blair Martin, and Ansley Speaks lead Furman past UNCG, 7-0, Sunday in the Paladins' Senior Day  Sunday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.  The Paladin trio combined for three singles wins and two doubles victories on Sunday to push their record over the past four seasons to 57-34 overall and 23-3 in SoCon play. 

With the win, the Paladins extend their winning streak to nine matches and have now won 12 of their last 13 matches.

"We had a blast celebrating Karlee, Blair and Ansley today," said Furman head coach Adam Herendeen.  "They have given so much to our program, and it was fun to have them all out there playing well.  A great crowd came out to support us, and it was an awesome atmosphere for the girls."

The Paladins won all three doubles matches to take the opening point.  Speaks and junior Aryn Greene beat Alice Taylor and Masey DeMoss, 6-0, at flight one, and sophomore Katty Weymouth and freshman Danni Vines beat Blaine Boaz and Nancy Bridges, 7-6, in the second-seeded contest.  At flight three, Martin teamed with freshman Katarina Kozarov recorded a 6-4 victory over Corinne Blythe and Sophia Adams.

Furman won five of six singles matches in straight sets.  Speaks posted a 6-1, 6-0 advantage over DeMoss in the flight one match-up, and Weymouth topped Taylor, 7-6, 6-4, at number two.  Vines bested Bridges, 6-1, 6-2 in the third-seeded contest, and Kozarov scored a 6-0, 6-3 win versus Adams at flight four.  Martin beat Boaz, 6-0, 7-6, at number five, and Bryde held on for a 6-4, 5-7, 6-1 victory over Blythe in the sixth-seeded match.

Furman (16-5, 3-0 SoCon) will play at Samford on Friday at 2 p.m.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

Furman 7, UNCG 0
Mar 26, 2017 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center) 

Singles competition

1. Ansley Speaks (FUR) def. Masey DeMoss (UNCG) 6-1, 6-0

2. Katty Weymouth (FUR) def. Alice Taylor (UNCG) 7-6, 6-4

3. Danni Vines (FUR) def. Nancy Bridges (UNCG) 6-1, 6-2

4. Katarina Kozarov (FUR) def. Sophia Adams (UNCG) 6-0, 6-3

5. Blair Martin (FUR) def. Blaine Boaz (UNCG) 6-0, 7-6

6. Karlee Bryde (FUR) def. Corinne Blythe (UNCG) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1


Doubles competition

1. Ansley Speaks/Aryn Greene (FUR) def. Alice Taylor/Masey DeMoss (UNCG) 6-0

2. Katty Weymouth/Danni Vines (FUR) def. Blaine Boaz/Nancy Bridges (UNCG) 7-6

3. Blair Martin/Katarina Kozarov (FUR) def. Corinne Blythe/Sophia Adams (UNCG) 6-4


Match Notes

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