GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman women's tennis opened the 2013 spring season Saturday with two doubles wins at the UCF Invitational in Orlando, Fla. The Paladins squared off against UCF in doubles then faced Florida State in singles at the tournament.
Furman sophomore Alex Moreno-Kaste and senior Lauren Kline defeated UCF's Genevieve Lorbergs and Josephine Haraldson, 8-7(5), while senior Michele Stanford and junior Amanda Murray teamed up to beat Jenna Doerfler and Sofia Baptista, 8-4. The Knights duo of Caroline Eberhart and Courtney Griffith recorded an 8-4 win over junior Margaret Boyette and sophomore Kelly Sullivan.
The Seminoles swept the Paladins in singles play, as #35 Daneika Borthwick notched a 6-1, 6-2 victory over #68 Kline, and #73 Francesca Segarelli defeated Moreno-Kaste, 6-3, 6-2. #48 Mia Vriens posted a 6-3, 6-1 win over Stanford, while #100 Amy Sargeant defeated Murray, 6-3, 6-1. Kristina Schleich was victorious over Sullivan, 6-2, 6-1. UCF's Clare Mendell came from behind for a 6-7, 6-3, 6-3 win over Boyette in other singles action.
The tournament, which continues on Sunday, features Central Florida, Florida State, Iowa, and Furman. Each team will compete in one doubles match and one singles match per day, with a 10 minute break following doubles. On Sunday, the Paladins will play Florida State in doubles and Iowa in singles. The tournament will conclude on Monday, as Furman faces Iowa in doubles and Central Florida in singles.
Day One Results - UCF Invitational
Alex Moreno-Kaste/Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Genevieve Lorbergs/Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 8-7(5)
Caroline Eberhart/Courtney Griffith (UCF) def. Margaret Boyette/Kelly Sullivan (FUR) 8-4
Michele Stanford/Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Jenna Doerfler/Sofia Baptista (UCF) 8-4
Clare Mendell (UCF) def. Margaret Boyette (FUR) 6-7, 6-3, 6-3
No. 35 Daneika Borthwick (FSU) def. No. 68 Lauren Kline (FUR) 6-1, 6-2
No. 73 Francesca Segarelli (FSU) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 6-3, 6-2
No. 48 Mia Vriens (FSU) def. Michele Stanford (FUR) 6-3, 6-1
No. 100 Amy Sargeant (FSU) def. Amanda Murray (FUR) 6-3, 6-1
Kristina Schleich (FSU) def. Kelly Sullivan (FUR) 6-2, 6-1
UCF Invitational Schedule
Sun. January 20th - 10 a.m.
Iowa vs. UCF
Florida State vs. Furman
UCF vs. Florida State
Furman vs. Iowa
Mon. January 21th - 9 a.m.
Florida State vs. UCF
Iowa vs. Furman
Furman vs. UCF
Iowa vs. Florida State