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Michigan State Blanks Furman, 4-0, In Second Round Of ITA Kick-Off Weekend

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ATHENS, GA. – Michigan State blanked Furman, 4-0, Saturday in the second round of the ITA Kick-off at the Lindsey Hopkins Indoor Courts in Athens, Ga.

The Spartans notched wins at flights one and two doubles to take the opening point.  Emily Metcalf and Davina Nguyen posted a 6-3 advantage over sophomore Katarina Kozarov and senior Aryn Greene in the top seeded contest, and Habiba Shaker and Sara Kuuttila topped junior Katty Weymouth and sophomore Danni Vines, 6-3, at flight two.  The flight three match was unfinished.

In singles action, Michigan State scored three straight-set wins in the middle of the lineup.  Shaker beat Weymouth, 6-2, 6-2, at flight two, and Kuuttila recorded a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Vines at number three.  Metcalf clinched the team win with a 6-3, 6-4 win versus Greene in the flight four match up.

Furman's Kozarov won the first set over Aslina Chua at flight one singles, 7-6(7-5), but the match was unfinished following the completion of the flight four contest.  Flight five and six were also unfinished.

After an off weekend next week, the Paladins (2-3) will travel to Chicago Feb. 9-10.  Furman will play at Illinois on Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. then face DePaul Feb. 10 at 6 p.m.

Michigan State 4, Furman 0
Jan 27, 2018 at Athens, Ga. (Hopkins Indoor Courts) 

Singles competition

1. Katarina Kozarov (FUR) vs. Aslina Chua (MSU) 7-6 (7-5), unfinished

2. Habiba Shaker (MSU) def. Katty Weymouth (FUR) 6-2, 6-2

3. Sara Kuuttila (MSU) def. Danni Vines (FUR) 6-2, 6-1

4. Emily Metcalf (MSU) def. Aryn Greene (FUR) 6-3, 6-4

5. Georgie Walker (FUR) vs. Davina Nguyen (MSU) 1-0, unfinished

6. Samantha Memije (MSU) vs. Carol Eliz. Kerman (FUR) no result


Doubles competition

1. Emily Metcalf/Davina Nguyen (MSU) def. Katarina Kozarov/Aryn Greene (FUR) 6-3

2. Habiba Shaker/Sara Kuuttila (MSU) def. Katty Weymouth/Danni Vines (FUR) 6-3

3. Gabby Rodriguez/Carol Eliz. Kerman (FUR) vs. Lexi Baylis/Samantha Memije (MSU) 3-5, unfinished


Match Notes

Michigan State 5-1

Furman 2-3

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

ITA Kick-Off Consolation Round

Official: Karen Badger-Mabry T-2:00 A-57