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Paladins Extend Winning Streak To 10 Matches With 6-1 Win At Samford

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BIRMINGHAM, ALA. -- The Furman women's tennis team extended its winning streak to 10 matches with a 6-1 victory over Samford Friday at the Samford Tennis Center in Birmingham, Ala.  The Paladins have now won 13 of their last 14 matches.

The Paladins won all three doubles matches to claim the first point.  Senior Ansley Speaks and junior Aryn Greene teamed up for a 6-3 win over Savannah Wood and Ellie Gerlach at flight one, and sophomore Katty Weymouth and freshman Danni Vines beat Annika Hepp and Elsa Pool, 6-4, in the second-seeded match-up.  At flight three, rookie Katarina Kozarov and senior Blair Martin defeated Arianna Beltrame and Grace Jennings, 6-2.

Furman captured five singles victories in straight sets.  Speaks downed Gerlach, 6-2, 6-2, in the top-seeded contest, and Weymouth topped Wood, 6-2, 7-6, at flight two.  Vines posted a 6-3, 6-2 advantage over Pool at number three, and Kozarov bested Beltrame, 6-3, 6-0, at flight four.  In the number five match, freshman Hannah Ferrett recorded a 6-4, 6-2 win versus Hepp.

The Bulldogs' single point came at flight six, where Jennings defeated Martin, 6-4, 6-1.

Furman (17-5, 4-0 SoCon) will play at Chattanooga Sunday at 11 a.m.

Furman 6, Samford Women's Tennis 1
Mar 31, 2017 at Birmingham, Ala. (Samford Tennis Center) 

Singles competition

1. Ansley Speaks (FUR) def. Ellie Gerlach (SAM-W) 6-2, 6-2

2. Katty Weymouth (FUR) def. Savannah Wood (SAM-W) 6-2, 7-6

3. Danni Vines (FUR) def. Elsa Pool (SAM-W) 6-3, 6-2

4. Katarina Kozarov (FUR) def. Arianna Beltrame (SAM-W) 6-3, 6-0

5. Hannah Ferrett (FUR) def. Annika Hepp (SAM-W) 6-4, 6-2

6. Grace Jennings (SAM-W) def. Blair Martin (FUR) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. Ansley Speaks/Aryn Greene (FUR) def. Savannah Wood/Ellie Gerlach (SAM-W) 6-3

2. Katty Weymouth/Danni Vines (FUR) def. Annika Hepp/Elsa Pool (SAM-W) 6-4

3. Katarina Kozarov/Blair Martin (FUR) def. Arianna Beltrame/Grace Jennings (SAM-W) 6-2

Match Notes

Furman 17-5, 4-0 SoCon

Samford Women's Tennis 8-9, 0-3 SoCon