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Long Beach State Downs Furman, 6-1

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LONG BEACH, CALIF. – Long Beach State downed Furman, 6-1, Friday at the Rhodes Tennis Center in Long Beach, Calif.

The Beach won two of three doubles matches to take the opening point.  Furman senior Gabby Rodriguez teamed with freshman Carol Elizabeth Kerman for a 6-2 victory over Maren Helgo and Carlota Casasampere at flight three, then Natalia Munoz and Lalita Devarakonda evened the slate with a 6-4 advantage versus sophomore Katarina Kozarov and junior Katty Weymouth at number one.  In the decisive flight two contest, Lena Pacholski and Sadaf Sadeghvaziri beat sophomores Danni Vines and Anna Walter, 6-4, for the point. 

Long Beach State won five of six singles matches for the team victory.  Pacholski topped Kozarov, 6-3, 6-3, at flight one, and Munoz outlasted Wemouth, 6-4, 7-6, at flight two.  At flight three, Helgo posted a 6-2, 6-1 victory versus Vines, and Devarakonda scored a 6-4, 6-1 win against Walter at flight five when the match was retired.  Casasampere defeated Rodriguez, 6-1, 6-2, at number six.

The Paladins scored at flight four, where Kerman held off Sadeghvaziri, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.

Furman (7-7) continues its road swing on March 17 when the Paladins play at Georgia State at noon.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information


Long Beach State 6, Furman 1
Mar 09, 2018 at Long Beach, Calif. (Rhodes Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Lena Pacholski (LBSU) def. Katarina Kozarov (FUR) 6-3, 6-3

2. Natalia Munoz (LBSU) def. Katty Weymouth (FUR) 6-4, 7-6

3. Maren Helgo (LBSU) def. Danni Vines (FUR) 6-2, 6-1

4. Carol Eliz. Kerman (FUR) def. Sadaf Sadeghvaziri (LBSU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

5. Lalita Devarakonda (LBSU) def. Anna Walter (FUR) 6-4, 4-1, retired

6. Carlota Casasampere (LBSU) def. Gabby Rodriguez (FUR) 6-1, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Natalia Munoz/Lalita Devarakonda (LBSU) def. Katarina Kozarov/Katty Weymouth (FUR) 6-4

2. Lena Pacholski/Sadaf Sadeghvaziri (LBSU) def. Danni Vines/Anna Walter (FUR) 6-4

3. Gabby Rodriguez/Carol Eliz. Kerman (FUR) def. Maren Helgo/Carlota Casasampere (LBSU) 6-2


Match Notes

Furman 7-8

Long Beach State 6-5

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