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Furman To Compete At ITA Regional Championships

Georgie Walker
Georgie Walker

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman women's tennis team is set to compete at the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C.  The tournament showcases the top women's tennis players from the states of North Carolina and South Carolina.  Play will begin on Thursday with qualifying and B flight singles and main draw doubles and continues through Monday.

"It has been a few weeks since we competed so we are excited to get up to UNC," said Furman head coach Adam Herendeen, who is in his fourth season at the helm of the Paladin program.  "This is also our first team trip of the fall, so we are really looking forward to having our entire team there.  We play in a very strong region, but our team is ready for the challenge."

All nine members of the Paladin team will compete in singles at the regional, including senior Katty Weymouth, junior Katarina Kozarov, and freshmen Julia Adams and Taylor Melville, who will compete in the main draw.  Junior Danni Vines and sophomores Carol Elizabeth Kerman and Georgie Walker will play in the qualifying draw, while rookies Eva Borders and Mary Hunter Hyche will compete in the B flight. 

The Furman doubles teams for the tournament will include Weymouth and Vines, Kozarov and Melville, Adams and Kerman, and Walker and Borders.

The Paladins return five players from last season's team that posted a 20-9 overall record and won the SoCon regular season title for the third-consecutive season after posting a perfect 7-0 mark in league play.  Furman, which won the SoCon tournament title and went on to compete at the NCAA Championships for the second-straight year, placed five players on the All-SoCon team, including Kozarov, who was named the 2018 SoCon Player of the Year. 

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information