Sept. 22, 2012
GREENVILLE, S.C. - The University of Tennessee women's tennis team continued action at the Furman Fall Classic at the Mickel Tennis Center on the campus of Furman University, Saturday.
"Even though we didn't win much today we competed hard," said co-head coach Mike Patrick. "All of the young kids learned a lot of good lessons today. We are using what we learned from this tournament to build and improve during our fall season. There were some losses, but everyone has gotten better this weekend and we hope the improvement continues."
The day began with the final rounds of doubles play.
In the flight one doubles championship match, Caitlyn Williams and Joanna Henderson fell to their counterparts from North Carolina, 8-4. The duo finished second in their first tournament together in 2012, and in just their seventh match together as a partnership.
The freshman duo of Tiffany Tavares and Mimi Fotopoulos earned their first doubles victory of the season in the flight two seventh place match with a 8-6 win over the host team's duo of Michele Stanford and Amanda Murray.
In singles play, Szekely picked up her first singles victory of 2012 over Furman's Michele Stanford who she beat 6-4 in the first set before Stanford retired.
Also garnering a victory in the fifth flight was Kayla McMurray, who moved on to the fifth place game tomorrow by default.
The Vols will be back in action competing in their final singles match of the weekend starting at 9 a.m. Sunday morning.
Day Two Doubles Results
F1 Championship Match Kay/Dai (UNC) def. Williams/Henderson (UT), 8-4
F1 5th Place Boren/Szekely (UT) def. Alawi/Kanakova (USC), 8-5
F2 7th Place Tavares/Fotopoulous (UT) def. Stanford/Murray (FU), 8-6
F1 Jaklin Alawi (USC) def. Brynn Boren (UT), 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
F2 Lauren McHale (UNC) def. Caitlyn Williams (UT), 6-2, 6-3
F2 Kata Szekely (UT) def. Michele Stanford (FU), 6-4, ret.
F3 Caroline Price (UNC) def. Mimi Fotopoulos (UT), 6-0, 6-2
F4 Yui Lynn Miao (CU) def. Tiffany Tavares (UT), 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
F5 Kayla McMurray (UT) def. Jenny Porter (FU), by default
F5 Laura Slater (UNC) def. Joanna Henderson (UT), 6-1, 6-1