GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman topped Coastal Carolina, 4-0, Friday at the Stevens Tennis Complex in Conway, S.C.
The Paladins won two doubles matches to take the opening point. Junior Katarina Kozarov and freshman Julia Adams defeated Jennifer Brown and Jessie Mount, 6-1, in the top-seeded contest, and senior Katty Weymouth and freshman Madison Dillon blanked Somer Dalla-Bona and Alexa Tiefel, 6-0, at flight two. The number three match was unfinished.
In singles action, Furman scored wins at flights two, four, and five. Weymouth held off Dalla-Bona, 6-3, 6-1, at flight two, and rookie Taylor Melville topped Brown, 6-3, 6-2, at number four. Dillon blew past Maria Khomchenko, 6-1, 6-0, at flight five.
The remaining three flights were unfinished. Kozarov, who is ranked 33rd nationally, won the first set over Demcenkova, 6-2, at flight one, and Adams was even heading into a third set with Mount, 2-6, 6-2, at flight three. Sophomore Carol Elizabeth Kerman held a first-set victory versus Alicja Zduniak at number six.
"We always talk about getting a little better every time we compete, and we took a big step forward today," said Furman head coach Adam Herendeen. "Our entire team really brought it and played a complete match. We are excited for another big test on Sunday."
Furman (6-1) returns home to play host to Liberty and South Carolina State at the Mickel Tennis Center on Sunday. First serve versus the Flames is set for 11 a.m. with the second match to follow at approximately 4 p.m.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
Furman 4, Coastal Carolina 0
Feb 08, 2019 at Conway, S.C. (Stevens Tennis Complex)
1. Demcenkova, V. (CCU) vs. #33 Katarina Kozarov (FUR) 2-6, 4-2, unfinished
2. Katty Weymouth (FUR) def. Dalla-Bona, Somer (CCU) 6-3, 6-1
3. Mount, Jessie (CCU) vs. Julia Adams (FUR) 6-2, 2-6, unfinished
4. Taylor Melville (FUR) def. Brown, Jennifer (CCU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Madison Dillon (FUR) def. Khomchenko, Maria (CCU) 6-1, 6-0
6. Zduniak, Alicja (CCU) vs. Carol Eliz. Kerman (FUR) 3-6, 1-5, unfinished
3. Zduniak, Alicja/Demcenkova, V. (CCU) vs. Carol Eliz. Kerman/Taylor Melville (FUR) 3-4, unfinished
Coastal Carolina 1-2