Oct. 1, 2006
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Lady Vol senior Blakeley Griffith defeated the 39th-ranked player in the nation and three others claimed runner-up finishes in their respective flights on the final day of competition at the 2006 Furman Fall Classic.
"Overall it was a very good weekend," UT co-head coach Mike Patrick said. "We had some good results and have a lot to build on as we continue to prepare for the spring.
In first flight action, Griffith knocked off No. 39 Gira Schofield of South Carolina, 6-3, 6-2, to earn a third-place finish. The victory marked her third win over a ranked opponent this season. Three other Lady Vols also picked up third-place in their flights as junior Ghizela Schutte won 6-0, 6-7 (5), 6-2 over Furman's Bonnie Baird in the third flight, sophomore Samantha Orlin defeated Dorothy Dohanics of Penn State, 6-4, 6-1 in the fourth flight and freshman Zsofia Zubor took down another Nittany Lion, Lauren McCarthy, 6-0, 6-2, in flight six.
Rounding out the squad's efforts were a trio of runner-up finishers. Senior Vicky Jones dropped a tough 6-3, 2-6, 1-6, match-up with No. 24 Taka Bertrand from Vanderbilt in flight two, while freshmen Connor Vogel and Caitlin Whoriskey also fell to Commodore teammates. In flight four, Vogel was defeated 6-1, 6-0 by Catherine Newman and Whoriskey was downed by Caroline Ferrell, 2-6, 6-7 (6), in the sixth flight.
The Lady Vols will return to action Oct. 12-15 when they travel to Chapel Hill, N.C. for the ITA Regional.
|Blakeley Griffith (UT)||def.||No. 39 Gira Schofield (USC)||6-3, 6-2|
|No. 24 Taka Bertrand (VU)||def.||Vicky Jones (UT)||3-6, 6-2, 6-1|
|Ghizela Schutte (UT)||def.||Bonnie Baird (Furman)||6-0, 6-7 (5), 6-2|
|Catherine Newman (VU)||def.||Connor Vogel (UT)||6-1, 6-0|
|Samantha Orlin (UT)||def.||Dorothy Dohanics (Penn State)||6-4, 6-1|
|Caroline Ferrell (VU)||def.||Caitlin Whoriskey (UT)||6-2, 7-6 (6)|
|Zsofia Zubor (UT)||def.||Lauren McCarthy (Penn State)||6-0, 6-2|