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)
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)
2. Taylor Melville/Carol Eliz. Kerman (FUR) def. ERICSON, Filippa/KOERNER, Kimberley (CSU-W) 6-3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,3,2,1,5,6)