MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – The College of Charleston women’s tennis team scored another big conference win this afternoon with a 4-3 result over Southern Conference rival Furman at the College of Charleston Tennis Center at Patriots Point.
The victory brings the Cougars’ record to 13-8 with a 5-1 mark in the SoCon. The Paladins sit at 9-7 and are now tied with CofC for second place in the Southern Conference with a 5-1 tally.
The College got off to a tough start in doubles when Furman took two of the three matches. Only the duo of senior Irene Viana (Paris, France) and freshman Brooke McAmis (Greensboro, N.C.) claimed a win via an 8-3 score over Margaret Boyette and Kelly Sullivan of the Paladins.
Junior Kelly Kambourelis (Melbourne, Fla.) got the Cougars going back in the right direction with a 6-3, 6-0 decision over Alex Moreno-Kaste of Furman in No. 2 singles.
McAmis kept fighting through an elbow injury to emerge with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Katherine Oudin of the Paladins on Court 3 to bring the match score to 2-1.
Sophomore Jenny Falcone (Davidson, N.C.) kept the momentum going with a 7-6, 6-2 win over Michele Stanford of Furman at the No. 3 line.
Finally, with the overall score at 3-1, senior Christin Newman (Greensboro, N.C.) closed out the match with a 7-5, 6-4 result over Lauren Kline in the No. 1 slot to clinch the victory for the College.
“We started off nervous in doubles but really turned it around in singles,” CofC Director of Tennis Angelo Anastopoulo said. “Every player played a great match against the last undefeated team in the SoCon. We’ve had a storied rivalry over the course of our fifteen years in the Southern Conference against Furman and to win what was potentially our last match against them is really special. However, it wouldn’t surprise me if we met up with them one more time this year in the SoCon tournament.”
CofC will have two days of practice before continuing conference play against Samford (8-10, 3-4 SoCon) on Saturday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m. (ET) at Patriots Point.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 4, FURMAN 3
April 3, 2013
CofC Tennis Center
in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
No. 1 – Christin Newman (CofC) def. Lauren Kline (Furman), 7-5, 6-4.
No. 2 – Kelly Kambourelis (CofC) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (Furman), 6-3, 6-0.
No. 3 – Brooke McAmis (CofC) def. Katherine Oudin (Furman), 6-0, 6-3.
No. 4 – Jenny Falcone (CofC) def. Michele Stanford (Furman), 7-6, 6-2.
No. 5 – Amanda Murray (Furman) def. Samantha Maddox (CofC), 6-2, 6-3.
No. 6 – Kelly Sullivan (Furman) def. Olivia McMillan (CofC), 4-6, 6-2, 7-6.
No. 1 – Lauren Kline-Alex Moreno-Kaste (Furman) def. Kelly Kambourelis-Jenny Falcone (CofC), 8-4.
No. 2 – Michele Stanford-Amanda Murray (Furman) def. Christin Newman- Samantha Maddox (CofC), 9-7.
No. 3 – Irene Viana-Brooke McAmis (CofC) def. Margaret Boyette-Kelly Sullivan (Furman), 8-3.