GREENVILLE, S.C. – Furman blanked USC Upstate, 7-0, Wednesday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.
The Paladins swept the doubles matches to take the opening point. Junior Katty Weymouth and sophomore Danni Vines downed Carol Sigaki and Vale Zarama, 6-0, in the top-seeded contest, and sophomore Katarina Kozarov and senior Gabby Rodriguez topped Noelia Acuna and Taylor Dodd, 6-4, at flight two. At number three, freshmen Carol Elizabeth Kerman and Georgie Walker teamed up for a 6-0 advantage over Gabriela Cevallos and Morgan Dodd, 6-0.
Furman captured all of the singles points in straight sets. Kozarov scored a 6-0, 6-2 win versus Sigaki at flight one, and Weymouth defeated Acuna, 6-2, 6-0, at flight two. Vines notched a 6-0, 6-2 win over Zarama at number three, and Kerman beat Cevallos, 6-3, 6-3, at number four. At flight five, Walker bested Taylor Dodd, 6-1, 6-1, and Rodriguez downed Morgan Dodd, 6-2, 6-0, at number six.
Furman (6-6) departs at the end of the week for a spring break trip to California. The Paladins will play at San Diego State and UC San Diego on March 6 then square off with Long Beach State on March 9.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
Furman 7, USC Upstate 0
Feb 28, 2018 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)
1. Katarina Kozarov (FUR) def. Carol Sigaki (UPST) 6-0, 6-2
2. Katty Weymouth (FUR) def. Noelia Acuna (UPST) 6-2, 6-0
3. Danni Vines (FUR) def. Vale Zarama (UPST) 6-0, 6-2
4. Carol Eliz. Kerman (FUR) def. Gabriela Cevallos (UPST) 6-3, 6-3
5. Georgie Walker (FUR) def. Taylor Dodd (UPST) 6-1, 6-1
6. Gabby Rodriguez (FUR) def. Morgan Dodd (UPST) 6-2, 6-0
1. Katty Weymouth/Danni Vines (FUR) def. Carol Sigaki/Vale Zarama (UPST) 6-0
2. Katarina Kozarov/Gabby Rodriguez (FUR) def. Noelia Acuna/Taylor Dodd (UPST) 6-4
3. Carol Eliz. Kerman/Georgie Walker (FUR) def. Gabriela Cevallos/Morgan Dodd (UPST) 6-0
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,1,3,4,5,6)