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Tennis Downed 7-0 by Furman

April 13, 2012



Western Carolina’s women’s tennis team fell, 7-0, to Furman Friday afternoon on WCU’s “Think Pink” tennis match in the first of three home matches for Western Carolina. The Catamounts fall to 1-14 on the season and 0-8 in Southern Conference play while the Paladins improve to 12-9 and 7-2 in conference play.

The “Think Pink” match was sponsored by the WCU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). The Catamount tennis team wore pink wristbands in an initiative to raise awareness for breast cancer. SAAC will be on-site Saturday to sell pink t-shirts as part of its cancer fundraiser.

In doubles play, the No. 1 doubles duo of Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz and Megan McLinden lost to Margaret Boyette and Kelly Sullivan, 8-4. In the No. 2 match, Karen Jiménez and Katie Barry were defeated, 8-1.

All five Catamounts lost in their singles matches.

The Catamounts return to action Saturday at home with the match set to begin at 11:00 a.m. against Wofford. Saturday will be Senior Day as Western Carolina honors its two seniors, Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz and Katie Barry.

Furman 7, Western Carolina 0
Apr 13, 2012 at Cullowhee, N.C.

Singles competition

1. Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz (WCU) 6-2, 6-4

2. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Megan McLinden (WCU) 6-2, 6-0

3. Kelly Sullivan (FUR) def. Karen Jiménez (WCU) 6-0, 7-6 (7-4)

4. Susan Bitetti (FUR) def. Katie Barry (WCU) 6-0, 6-0

5. Kelsey Kinderknecht (FUR) def. Sarah Walters (WCU) 6-0, 6-0

6. Olivia Maurice (FUR) def. No player (WCU), by default


Doubles competition

1. Margaret Boyette/Kelly Sullivan (FUR) def. Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz / Megan McLinden (WCU) 8-4

2. Olivia Maurice/Lauren Kline (FUR) def. Karen Jiménez / Katie Barry (WCU) 8-1

3. Kelsey Kinderknecht/Susan Bitetti (FUR) def. No player/No player (WCU), by default


Match Notes

Furman 12-9, 7-2 SoCon

Western Carolina 1-14, 0-8 SoCon