GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman women's tennis team captured six singles wins and two doubles victories Saturday in the second day of the 31st Annual Debbie Southern Fall Classic, being held this weekend at the Mickel Tennis Center on the campus of Furman University in Greenville, S.C.
In singles action, sophomore Katarina Kozarov defeated Katie Poluta of Texas, 6-1, 7-6(0) to reach Sunday's final in flight three, and sophomore Danni Vines topped Tennessee's Johanna Silva, 7-5, 6-4, and will play in the flight five final on Sunday.
Junior Katty Weymouth downed Clemson's Sydney Riley, 6-1, 6-2, and won by default over Ari Riley of Tennessee in flight two action, and freshman Carol Elizabeth Kerman beat Allie Sanford of Ole Miss, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, at flight six. Freshman Anna Walter picked up a 6-2, 7-6 victory over Chelsea Crovetti of Texas at flight nine.
Kozarov and senior Aryn Greene teamed up to win the flight three championship with an 8-2 advantage versus Danni Ruiz and Fernanda Navarro of Clemson, and Kerman and junior Gabby Rodriguez downed Florida State's Gabbi Goldin and Lucie Prochazkova, 8-4, at flight four.
"Today was an even better day for our team than yesterday," said Paladin head coach Adam Herendeen, who is in his third season at the helm of the Furman program. "We came out ready and played with good fundamentals in doubles and then backed it up with some gritty singles performances. I am looking forward to seeing how we compete to finish the tournament tomorrow."
Ten teams competing in the tournament were ranked in the top 50 in the 2017 final ITA Collegiate Tennis rankings: Ohio State (3rd), Vanderbilt (4th), North Carolina (5th), Mississippi State (20th), Texas (22nd), Tennessee (24th), Florida State (30th), Clemson (31st), Ole Miss (32nd), and Wake Forest (33rd). The 11-team field includes 20 singles players and 10 doubles teams ranked in the preseason ITA Collegiate Tennis rankings.
The tournament will conclude with one doubles match and one round of singles on Sunday beginning at 9 a.m.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
F2 Wagland/Perez-Mur (Texas) def. Weymouth/Vines (Furman), 8-1
F3 Kozarov/Greene (Furman) def. Ruiz/Navarro (Clemson), 8-2
F4 Kerman/Rodriguez (Furman) def. Goldin/Prochazkova (FSU), 8-4
F4 Davis/Franco (Wake Forest) def. Kriscunas (Ole Miss)/Walter (Furman), 8-1
F2 Katty Weymouth (Furman) def. Sydney Riley (Clemson), 6-1, 6-2
F2 Katty Weymouth (Furman) def. Ari Riley (Tennessee), by default
F3 Katarina Kozarov (Furman) def. Katie Poluta (Texas), 6-1, 7-6(0)
F4 Emma Kurtz (Vanderbilt) def. Aryn Greene (Furman), 6-1, 6-2
F5 Danni Vines (Furman) def. Johanna Silva (Tennessee), 7-5, 6-4
F6 Carol Elizabeth Kerman (Furman) def. Allie Sanford (Ole Miss), 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
F7 Ariana Rahmanparast (FSU) def. Gabby Rodriguez (Furman), 6-0, 6-2
F7 Chelsea Sawyer (Tennessee) def. Georgie Walker (Furman), 6-4, 2-1 retired
F7 Andrea Ballinger (Ohio State) def. George Walker (Furman), by default
F8 Ally Miller Krasilnikov (Clemson) def. Hannah Ferrett (Furman), 6-2, 6-2
F9 Anna Walter (Furman) def. Chelsea Crovetti (Texas), 6-2, 7-6