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Paladins Conclude Fall Season At Seminole All-Conference Showdown

Katarina Kozarov
Katarina Kozarov

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. -- The Furman women's tennis team concluded the 2018 fall season this weekend at the Seminole All-Conference Showdown at the Scott Speicher Memorial Tennis Courts on the Campus of Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla. 

Junior Katarina Kozarov went 3-0 on the weekend, running her fall total to 11 singles wins in just three tournaments.  She defeated North Florida's Rafaela Gomez, 6-2, 6-4, in round one, then beat Lexi Keberle of Wisconsin, 6-2, 6-2, on Saturday.  On Sunday, Kozarov downed Florida State's Emmanuelle Salas, the nation's second-ranked freshman, 6-0, 4-6, 10-4. 

Senior Katty Weymouth picked up two wins this weekend.  She held off Marlee Zein of Florida, 6-4, 2-6, 10-8, on Friday, then scored a 6-4, 6-4 win versus North Florida's Ana Paula Melilo in round two.  

Freshmen Taylor Melville and Julia Adams each scored two victories at the tournament.  Melville defeated Melissa Pick of Wisconsin, 6-7, 6-3, 10-6, then downed Constanza Magazzini of Middle Tennessee State, 6-4, 6-2, while Adams topped West Virginia's Anne-Sophie Courteau, 7-5, 4-6, 10-3, then topped Arina Amaning of Southern Miss, 6-3, 6-4, in Sunday's final round.  Rookie Mary Hunter Hyche beat Sofia San Jose of McNeese State, 6-2, 3-6, 10-2, in first-round play.  

In doubles action, Weymouth and Adams teamed up for a 6-1 victory over North Florida, and Melville and Kozarov recorded a 6-1 win versus Troy.  The Paladins claimed three wins in Saturday's final round of doubles, as Melville and Kozarov beat Tulane, 6-4, and Borders and Walker scored a 6-2 advantage over Southern Miss.  Hyche teamed with Paiton Wagner of Oregon to defeat West Virginia, 6-3.

"This weekend was a great finish to the fall season," said Paladin head coach Adam Herendeen, who is in his fourth season at the helm of the Furman program.  "I am really proud of how hard our entire team has worked, and they just keep getting better and better.  If we can keep working at this level, we will be in a great place when the spring season gets here!"

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information


Doubles Round One

Katty Weymouth/Julia Adams (Furman) def. Ana Paula Melilo/Rafaela Gomez (UNF) 6-1

Alejandra Morales/Laylo Bakhodirova (ETSU) def. Taylor Melville/Katrina Kozarov (Furman) 6-3

Melissa Pick/ Maryann Rompf (Wisconsin) def. Eva Borders/Georgie Walker (Furman) 6-0

Maria Casas Blas/Pei Ju Hsieh (Troy) def. Mary Hunter Hyche (Furman)/Paiton Wagner (Oregon) 6-4


Doubles Round Two

Petra Hule/Ana Oparenovic (FSU) def. Katty Weymouth/Julia Adams (Furman) 7-5

Taylor Melville/Katarina Kozarov (Furman) def. Celia Montero Estevan/Chunxi Guo (Troy) 6-1

Laura Marti/Sydney Riley (Clemson) def. Eva Borders/Georgie Walker (Furman) 6-3

Tanit Lopez/Anastasia Cobanovic (USM) def. Mary Hunter Hyche (Furman)/Paiton Wagner (Oregon) 7-6 (9-7)


Doubles Round Three

Makarova/Keberle (Wisconsin) def. Weymouth/Adams (Furman) 6-3

Melville/Kozarov (Furman) def. La Fuente/Alvaro (Tulane) 6-4

Borders/Walker (Furman) def. Burton/De La Gorza (Southern Miss) 6-2

Hyche (Furman)/Wagner (Oregon) def. Rosiello/White (West Virginia) 6-3


Singles Round One

Katarina Kozarov (Furman) def. Rafaela Gomez (UNF) 6-2, 6-4

Lucia Montano (UNF) def. Taylor Melville (Furman) 6-2, 6-7(6-8) 10-4

Katty Weymouth (Furman) def. Marlee Zein (Florida) 6-4, 2-6, 10-8

Julia Adams (Furman) def. Anne-Sophie Courteau (WVU) 7-5, 4-6, 10-3

Mary Hunter Hyche (Furman) def. Sofia San Jose (McNeese) 6-2, 3-6, 10-2

Yi Chi Ma (ETSU) def. Eva Borders (Furman) 7-5, 6-4


Singles Round Two

Kozarov (Furman) def. Keberle (Wisconsin) 6-2, 6-2

Weymouth (Furman) def. Melilo (UNF) 6-4, 6-4

Melville (Furman) def. Pick (Wisconsin) 6-7, 6-3, 10-6

Rompf (Wisconsin) def. Adams (Furman) 6-2, 6-3

Pei (Troy) def. Borders (Furman) 6-2, 6-2

Elizarraras (ETSU) def. Hyche (Furman) 6-4, 6-4


Singles Round Three

Taylor Melville (Furman) def. Constanza Magazzini (MTSU) 6-4, 6-2

Julia Adams (Furman) def. Arina Amaning (Southern Miss) 6-3, 6-4

Burton (Southern Miss) def. Borders (Furman) 6-0, 6-4

Kozarov (Furman) def. Salas (FSU) 6-0, 4-6, 10-4

Oparenovic (FSU) def. Weymouth (Furman) 6-3, 6-4

Zirilli (MTSU) def. Hyche (Furman) 6-3, 5-7, 11-9