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Furman Falls At #20 Illinois, 7-0

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CHAMPAGNE, ILL. – Illinois, who is ranked 20th nationally in the latest USTA poll, downed Furman, 7-0, Friday in women's tennis action at the Atkins Tennis Center in Champagne, Ill.

The Illini captured the doubles point with wins at flights one and two.  Daniele Pedraza Novak teamed with Sasha Belaya for a 6-3 win over senior Aryn Greene and sophomore Katarina Kozarov in the top seeded match, and Jaclyn Switkes and Grace Tapak defeated junior Katty Weymouth and sophomore Danni Vines, 6-4, at number two.  The flight three match was unfinished, with Furman freshman Carol Elizabeth Kerman and senior Gabby Rodriguez leading Asuka Kawai and Mia Rabinowitz, 5-4. 

In singles action, Kawai came from behind for a 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 victory over Kozarov at number one, and Switkes beat Weymouth, 6-3, 6-4, at flight two.  At flight three, Rabinowitz defeated Greene, 6-2, 6-1, and Novak held on for a 6-4, 6-7(4), 1-0 (10-4) win over Vines flight four.  Belaya recorded a 6-3, 6-0 advantage versus freshman Georgie Walker at flight five, and Tapak bested Kerman, 6-2, 6-3, at number six.

Furman (2-4) will square off against DePaul in Chicago Sunday at 6 p.m.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

Illinois 7, Furman 0
Feb 9, 2018 at Urbana, Illinois (Atkins Tennis Center) 

Singles competition

1. Asuka Kawai (ILL) def. Katarina Kozarov (FUR) 3-6, 6-0, 6-2

2. Jaclyn Switkes (ILL) def. Katty Weymouth (FUR) 6-3, 6-4

3. #92 Mia Rabinowitz (ILL) def. Aryn Greene (FUR) 6-2, 6-1

4. Daniela Novak (ILL) def. Danni Vines (FUR) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 1-0 (10-4)

5. Sasha Belaya (ILL) def. Georgie Walker (FUR) 6-3, 6-0

6. Grace Tapak (ILL) def. Carol Eliz. Kerman (FUR) 6-2, 6-3


Doubles competition

1. Daniela Novak/Sasha Belaya (ILL) def. Katarina Kozarov/Aryn Greene (FUR) 6-3

2. Jaclyn Switkes/Grace Tapak (ILL) def. Katty Weymouth/Danni Vines (FUR) 6-4

3. Asuka Kawai/Mia Rabinowitz (ILL) vs. Gabby Rodriguez/Carol Eliz. Kerman (FUR) 4-5, unfinished


Match Notes

Furman 2-4

Illinois 5-1

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

T-2:25 A-147