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Furman To Entertain UNCG & Elon In Key SoCon Matches This Weekend

Lauren Kline
Lauren Kline

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman women's tennis team will entertain UNC Greensboro and Elon in key Southern Conference matches this weekend at the Mickel Tennis Center.  The Paladins will face league leader UNCG Saturday at 1 p.m. then play host to Elon Sunday at noon. 

Furman enters the weekend with a 9-7 overall record and 5-1 SoCon mark after dropping a 4-3 decision at College of Charleston on Wednesday.  The Paladins picked up wins from Lauren Kline and Alex Moreno-Kaste at number one doubles, and Michele Stanford and Amanda Murray clinched the doubles point with a win at flight two.  Murray was victorious at number five singles, and Kelly Sullivan came from behind for a win at flight six.

Saturday's match marks the 19th meeting between Furman and UNC Greensboro.  The Spartans won last year's meeting, 5-2, in Greensboro.  The Paladins lead the all-time series, 15-3.  

The Spartans hold a 11-5 overall record and lead the league with a 7-1 conference mark.  UNCG's lone league loss was a 7-0 decision at College of Charleston.  The Spartans defeated Appalachian State, 5-2, on Tuesday.

Sunday's match will mark the 13th meeting between Furman and Elon. The Paladins won last year's meeting, 4-3, in Elon to take a 12-0 lead in the series.  

Elon will play at Wofford on Saturday before traveling to Greenville on Sunday.  The Phoenix defeated College of Charleston on March 27 to improve to 15-3 overall and 5-2 in Southern Conference play.