GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman blanked Emmanuel, 7-0, Sunday afternoon in the second match of a double header at the Mickel Tennis Center in Greenville, S.C.
"I am really proud of how our girls represented our program today," said Furman head coach Adam Herendenn. "Louisville is a very strong indoor team, and we put ourselves in a winning position. We have a lot of work to do and room to grow, but we are heading in the right direction in a hurry and that shows by how we bounced back this evening and took care of business."
The Paladins won two of three doubles matches to take the opening point. Junior Katarina Kozarov and freshman Julia Adams held off Fantine Botella and Chloe O'Connor, 6-4, at flight one, and rookies Madison Dillon and Taylor Melville defeated Maria Raich and Lauren Castillon, 6-1, at flight two. The number three match was unfinished.
Furman swept the singles matches. Kozarov, who ranks 30th nationally, scored a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Botella at number one, and Adams beat Pearllan Cipriano, 6-4, 6-1, at flight two. Melville topped Marta Rozadoz, 6-2, 6-0, at number three, and in the flight four match, Dillon defeated Raich, 6-1, 6-0. Freshman Eva Borders posted a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Castillon at flight five, and rookie Mary Hunter Hyche downed Katharina Kiderlen, 6-1, 6-1, at number six.
Furman (4-1) hits the road this week for the first time this season. The Paladins will play at USC Upstate Wednesday at 3 p.m. then travel to Coastal Carolina Friday for a 10 a.m. match-up.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
Furman 7, Emmanuel College 0
Feb 03, 2019 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)
1. #30 Katarina Kozarov (FUR) def. Fantine Botella (EMMANUEL) 6-2, 6-1
2. Julia Adams (FUR) def. Pearllan Cipriano (EMMANUEL) 6-4, 6-1
3. Taylor Melville (FUR) def. Marta Rozadoz (EMMANUEL) 6-2, 6-0
4. Madison Dillon (FUR) def. Maria Raich (EMMANUEL) 6-1, 6-0
5. Eva Borders (FUR) def. Lauren Castillon (EMMANUEL) 6-0, 6-2
6. Mary Hunter Hyche (FUR) def. Katharina Kiderlen (EMMANUEL) 6-1, 6-1