GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Sophomore Alex Moreno finished third in flight five singles after defeating Alabama's Yasmeen Ebada, 6-4, 6-2, to lead the Furman women's tennis team Sunday in the final day of the 26th Annual Furman Fall Classic, held this weekend at the Mickel Tennis Center on the campus of Furman University in Greenville, S.C.
Fellow sophomore Kelly Sullivan beat Joanna Henderson of Tennessee, 6-3, 7-6, in other flight five singles action after earning a default win over Alex Martin of South Carolina in the flight's seventh-place match. In flight one, Daneika Borthwick of Florida State recorded a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Paladin senior Lauren Kline in the third-place match, while Tennessee's Mimi Fotopoulos beat Furman junior Amanda Murray, 6-0, 6-0, in the flight three third-place match-up. Ashley Dai of North Carolina posted a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Paladin junior Katherine Oudin to clinch fifth place in flight four.
The Furman Fall Classic featured 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 included 10 singles players and five doubles teams ranked in the preseason ITA Collegiate Tennis rankings.
The Paladins will compete at the Duck Worth Invitational in Clemson, S.C. Oct. 12-14.
Furman Singles Results
F1 3rd Place Daneika Borthwick (FSU) def. Lauren Kline (FU), 6-3, 6-0
F2 7th Place Josefin Andersson (USC) def. Michele Stanford (FU), by default
F3 3rd Place Mimi Fotopoulos (UT) def. Amanda Murray (FU), 6-0, 6-0
F4 5th Place Ashley Dai (UNC) def. Katherine Oudin (FU), 6-0, 6-0
F4 7th Place Kelly Sullivan (FU) def. Alex Martin (USC), by default
F5 3rd Place Alex Moreno (FU) def. Yasmeen Ebada (UA), 6-4, 6-2
F5 7th Place Joanna Henderson (UT) def. Jenny Porter (FU), by default
F5 Kelly Sullivan (FU) def. Joanna Henderson (UT), 6-3, 7-6