GREENVILLE, S.C.. -- No. 41 Furman topped Brown, 6-1, Sunday in the first match of a double header at the Mickel Tennis Center. With the victory, Furman improves to 17-1 overall and 2-0 in the Southern Conference, while the Bears fall to 8-7 with the loss.
The Paladins won two out of three doubles matches to take the opening point. Junior Katarina Kozarov and freshman Julia Adams, who rank 40th nationally, downed Courtney Kowalsky and Ryan Peus, 6-2, at flight one, and freshman Madison Dillon and senior Katty Weymouth recorded a 6-2 advantage over Alessandra Bianco and Juliana Simon at flight two. The number three match was unfinished, with Brown's Devon Jack and Sophia Reddy leading sophomores Georgie Walker and Carol Elizabeth Kerman, 4-3.
Furman took five singles points in straight sets for the victory. Kozarov, who ranks 88th nationally, held off Taylor Cosme, 6-2, 7-5, in the top-seeded contest, and Weymouth posted a 6-4, 6-4 win versus Jack at flight two. In the number three match up, Adams defeated Reddy, 6-3, 6-2, and at number four, Dillon beat Kowalsky, 6-4, 6-2. Kerman made quick work of Bianco at flight five, notching a 6-1, 6-0 win.
The Bears scored at flight six, where Katie Ta came from behind to hold off Walker, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0(11-9).
The Paladins (17-1, 2-0 SoCon) will entertain Brenau Sunday at the Mickel Tennis Center at 3:30 p.m.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
#41 Furman 6, Brown 1
Mar 24, 2019 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)
1. #88 Katarina Kozarov (FUR) def. Taylor Cosme (BROWN) 6-2, 7-5
2. Katty Weymouth (FUR) def. Devon Jack (BROWN) 6-4, 6-4
3. Julia Adams (FUR) def. Sophia Reddy (BROWN) 6-3, 6-2
4. Madison Dillon (FUR) def. Courtney Kowalsky (BROWN) 6-4, 6-2
5. Carol Eliz. Kerman (FUR) def. Alessandra Bianco (BROWN) 6-1, 6-0
6. Katie Ta (BROWN) def. Georgie Walker (FUR) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (11-9)
3. Devon Jack/Sophia Reddy (BROWN) vs. Georgie Walker/Carol Eliz. Kerman (FUR) 4-3, unfinished
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (5,4,3,2,1,6)