GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Junior Katherine Oudin recorded a 5-7, 6-1 flight four singles win over Alex Martin of South Carolina when the match was retired prior to the third set to lead the Furman women's tennis team Saturday in the second 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 faced tough competition in singles, as #11 Mary Anne Macfarlane of Alabama beat senior Lauren Kline, 6-1, 6-1, in flight one, and 28th-ranked Kata Szekely of Tennessee notched a 6-4 flight two victory over senior Michele Stanford when the match was retired after the first set. In flight three, North Carolina's Tessa Lyons handed junior Amanda Murray a 6-0, 7-6(5) loss, while Tar Heel Ashley Dai beat sophomore Kelly Sullivan, 6-0, 6-1, in the fourth singles flight. Florida State's Leyla Erkan posted a 6-4, 6-2 win over sophomore Alex Moreno at flight five.
In doubles flight one, North Carolina's Caroline Price and Lauren McHale combined to defeat Kline and Moreno, 8-6, in the seventh-place match, while Tiffany Tavares and Mimi Fotopoulous of Tennessee beat Stanford and Murray, 8-6, to clinch seventh place in flight two.
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.
The tournament will conclude on Sunday, with singles play beginning at 9 a.m.
F1 #11 Mary Anne Macfarlane (UA) def. Lauren Kline (FU), 6-1, 6-1
F2 #28 Kata Szekely (UT) def. Michele Stanford (FU), 6-4, ret.
F3 Tessa Lyons (UNC) def. Amanda Murray (FU), 6-0, 7-6(5)
F4 Katherine Oudin (FU) def. Alex Martin (USC), 5-7, 6-1, ret.
F4 Ashley Dai (UNC) def. Kelly Sullivan (FU), 6-0, 6-1
F5 Kayla McMurray (UT) def. Jenny Porter (FU), by default
F5 Leyla Erkan (FSU) def. Alex Moreno (FU), 6-4, 6-2
F1 7th Place Price/McHale (UNC) def. Kline/Moreno (FU), 8-6
F2 7th Place Tavares/Fotopoulous (UT) def. Stanford/Murray (FU), 8-6