CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The Furman women's tennis team concluded play Saturday at the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C. The tournament showcased the top women's tennis players from the states of North Carolina and South Carolina.
Sophomore Danni Vines scored two victories in the qualifying singles draw to earn a spot in the main draw. Vines beat Davidson's Anne Catherine Feaster, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, in the round of 64 and topped Xandra Fougner of UNC Wilmington, 6-2, 6-2, in the round of 32. In the singles consolation draw, Vines came from behind for an 0-6, 6-4, 1-0(5) advantage over Joanna Zalweski of Wake Forest in the round of 32, then in the round of 16 she downed Lou Regan of Campbell, 6-3, 2-6, 1-0(8). Clemson's Tate Schroeder recorded a 6-4, 6-4 advantage over Vines in the round of 8.
Redshirt freshman Carol Elizabeth Kerman notched an opening round win in the qualifying singles draw, beating Elon's Mia Wallace, 7-5, 6-2.
In doubles action, Kerman teamed with sophomore Katarina Kozarov for an 8-6 win over Alexandra Adrivot and Isabel Boada of Campbell in the opening round, and Vines joined junior Katty Weymouth to down Wake Forest's Emma Davis and Courtney Meredith, 8-3, in the round of 32 after earning an opening round bye.
"I thought our girls competed well this weekend, and we won some great matches, but, more importantly, we saw some things that we really need to improve on to get to that next level," said Furman head coach Adam Herendeen after the tournament.
Furman will compete at the Furman Duals in Greenville, S.C., Nov. 3-4.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
Complete Furman Results
USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships
Qualifying Singles Draw
Rd 64 Danni Vines (Furman) def. Anne Catherine Feaster (Davidson), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Rd 32 Danni Vines (Furman) def. Xandra Fougner (UNCW), 6-2, 6-2
Rd 64 Carol Elizabeth Kerman (Furman) def. Mia Wallace (Elon), 7-5, 6-2
Rd 32 Megan Kauffman (Winthrop) def. Carol Elizabeth Kerman (Furman), 6-0, 6-4
Singles Main Draw
Rd 64 Makenna Jones (UNC) def. Katarina Kozarov (Furman), 6-1, 7-5
Rd 64 Marika Akkerman (UNC) def. Danni Vines (Furman), 6-2, 7-6(3)
Rd 64 Anna Rogers (N.C. State) def. Katty Weymouth (Furman), 6-4, 6-3
Singles Consolation Draw
Rd 32 Danni Vines (Furman) def. Joanna Zalweski (Wake Forest), 0-6, 6-4, 1-0(5)
Rd 16 Danni Vines (Furman) def. Lou Regen (Campbell), 6-3, 2-6, 1-0(8)
Rd 8 Tate Schroeder (Clemson) def. Danni Vines (Furman), 6-4, 6-4
Rd 32 Megan Davis (USC) def. Katarina Kozarov (Furman), 6-3, 2-6, 1-0(6)
Rd 32 Paige Cline (USC) def. Katty Weymouth (Furman), 6-4, 3-6, 1-0(6)
Doubles Main Draw