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Furman Tops Charleston Southern, 6-1

Furman Tops Charleston Southern, 6-1

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman women's tennis team swept the doubles matches and scored five singles points to top Charleston Southern, 6-1, Friday at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.

Paladin junior Katarina Kozarov and freshman Julia Adams teamed up for a 6-4 victory over Madalina Man and Tiffany Pyritz at flight one doubles, and freshman Taylor Melville and sophomore Carol Elizabeth Kerman defeated Filippa Ericson and Kimberley Koerner, 6-3, at flight two.  In the number three contest, sophomore Georgie Walker and rookie Madison Dillon held off Michelle Schmitz and Liz Williams, 6-3.

In singles action, Kozarov, who ranks 30th nationally, beat Man, 6-2, 6-3, in the top-seeded match up, and Adams outlasted Koerner, 6-4, 6-3, at flight three.  Dillon banked Williams, 6-0, 6-0, at flight four, and Walker posted a 6-0, 6-2 advantage versus Schmitz at number five.  At flight six, Paladin freshman Eva Borders came from behind to defeat Pyritz, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8).

The Buccaneers scored their lone point at flight two, where Ericson Filippa held off Melville, 6-2, 6-3.

"We faced some adversity this week and had to make some changes to our lineup last minute, so I am proud of how our girls handled the situation and battled through," said Furman head coach Adam Herendeen.  "There are a lot of things that we need to correct from today to come out and play a more complete match on Sunday, and I am confident that we will be ready for the challenge." 

Furman (3-0) will entertain Louisville Sunday at noon at the Mickel Tennis Center.  Following the match versus the Cardinals, the Paladins will square off against Emmanuel. 


Furman 6, Charleston So. 1

Feb 01, 2019 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center) 

Singles competition

1. #30 Katarina Kozarov (FUR) def. MAN, Madalina (CSU-W) 6-2, 6-3

2. ERICSON, Filippa (CSU-W) def. Taylor Melville (FUR) 6-2, 6-3

3. Julia Adams (FUR) def. KOERNER, Kimberley (CSU-W) 6-4, 6-3

4. Madison Dillon (FUR) def. WILLIAMS, Liz (CSU-W) 6-0, 6-0

5. Georgie Walker (FUR) def. SCHMITZ, Michelle (CSU-W) 6-0, 6-2

6. Eva Borders (FUR) def. PYRITZ, Tiffany (CSU-W) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8)


Doubles competition

1. Katarina Kozarov/Julia Adams (FUR) def. MAN, Madalina/PYRITZ, Tiffany (CSU-W) 6-4

2. Taylor Melville/Carol Eliz. Kerman (FUR) def. ERICSON, Filippa/KOERNER, Kimberley (CSU-W) 6-3

3. Madison Dillon/Georgie Walker (FUR) def. SCHMITZ, Michelle/WILLIAMS, Liz (CSU-W) 6-3


Match Notes

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