GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Senior Lauren Kline notched a 6-4, 6-4 win over 26th-ranked Zoe De Bruycker of North Carolina in the first round of flight one singles competition to lead the Furman women's tennis team Friday in the first day of the 26th Annual Furman Fall Classic, being held this weekend at the Mickel Tennis Center on the campus of Furman University in Greenville, S.C.
The Paladins picked up two additional singles wins Friday, as junior Amanda Murray defeated Florida State's Amy Sargeant, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, in flight three, and sophomore Alex Moreno beat Laura Slater of North Carolina, 6-3, 6-3, in flight five. Alabama's Maya Jansen posted a 6-3, 6-3 win over Furman senior Michele Stanford in the first round of the second flight. In flight four, Tennessee's Tiffany Tavares beat Paladin junior Katherine Oudin, 6-1, 6-1, and Furman sophomore Kelly Sullivan forced a tie-breaker versus Mia Vriens of Florida State,
In doubles competition, Kline teamed with Moreno to push the flight one first-round match to a tie-breaker, falling 9-8(1) to 56th-ranked Amy Sargeant and Francesca Segarelli of Florida State. The duo was defeated, 8-2, by 34th-ranked Brynn Boren and Kata Szekely of Tennessee in the second round. In flight two, Josefin Andersson and Ximena Siles Luna of South Carolina beat Stanford and Murray, 8-6, in the first round, then Clemson's Ani Miao and Romy Koelzer teamed up for an 8-1 win over the Paladin team in the second round.
The Furman Fall Classic features six teams ranked in the top 40 in the 2012 final ITA Collegiate Tennis rankings: North Carolina (8th), Alabama (11th), Tennessee (24th), Clemson (25th), South Carolina (31st), and Florida State (40th). The seven-team field also includes 10 singles players and five doubles teams ranked in the preseason ITA Collegiate Tennis rankings.
On Saturday doubles play will begin at 9 a.m, followed by singles play beginning at 10:30 a.m.
F1 Lauren Kline (FU) def. #26 Zoe De Bruycker (UNC), 6-4, 6-4
F2 Maya Jansen (UA) def. Michele Stanford (FU), 6-3, 6-3
F3 Amanda Murray (FU) def. Amy Sargeant (FSU), 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
F4 Tiffany Tavares (UT) def. Katherine Oudin (FU), 6-1, 6-1
F4 Mia Vriens (FSU) vs. Kelly Sullivan (FU), 6-1, 2-6, 6-0
F5 Yasmeen Ebada (UA) def. Jenny Porter (FU), by default
F5 Alex Moreno (FU) def. Laura Slater (UNC), 6-3, 6-3
F1 #56 Sargeant/Segarelli (FSU) def. Kline/Moreno (FU), 9-8(1)
F2 Andersson/Siles (USC) def. Stanford/Murray (FU), 8-6
F1 #34 Boren/Szekely (UT) def. Kline/Moreno (FU), 8-2
F2 Miao/Koelzer (CU) def. Stanford/Murray (FU), 8-1