#61 Furman Shuts Out Lady Buc Tennis

Tuesday, March 26, 2002

Greenville, S.C. (March 26, 2002) - The No. 61 ranked Furman women's tennis team won its 36th consecutive conference match when the Lady Paladins defeated East Tennessee State 7-0 on Tuesday at Mickel Tennis Center. The victory moves Furman to 14-3 overall and 4-0 in the Southern Conference while ETSU drops to 1-14 overall and 0-3 in the conference. Furman opened up the match by taking the doubles point. At No. 1, Megan Dunigan and Natalie The defeated Jessica Irey (Clewiston, Fla.) and Gemma Halim (Jakarta, Indonesia), 8-3, while Mary Kovarik and Caroline Bentley earned an 8-3 triumph at No. 2 against Tatiana Arriaran (Cochabamba, Bolivia) and Aimee Villavicencio (Lexington, Ky.). Lady Paladins Gene Holman and Mary Neill Hagood then won their No. 3 doubles match 8-0 over Heather Jones (Elizabethton, Tenn.) and Charmaine Luvis (Gastonia, N.C.). Leading 1-0, the Lady Paladins proceeded to sweep the Lady Bucs in singles action to claim the match. Dunigan, the 62nd ranked player in the country, earned a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Arriaran. While Kovarik defeated Irey at the No. 2 spot, 6-1, 6-2, Holman posted a 6-0, 6-3 victory against Halim at No. 3. Hagood then beat Villavilencio at No. 4, 6-0, 6-0, followed by a 6-0, 6-0 win by The at No. 5 against Jones. Bentley completed the shutout for the Lady Paladins with a 6-0, 6-0 triumph at No. 6 against Luvis. The Lady Bucs will travel to North Carolina to take on Davidson at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 26th. # 61 Furman 7, ETSU 0 Singles: 1. # 62 Megan Dunigan (Furman) def. Tatiana Arriaran (ETSU), 6-0, 6-0 2. Mary Kovarik (Furman) def. Jessica Irey (ETSU), 6-1, 6-2 3. Gene Holman (Furman) def. Gemma Halim (ETSU), 6-0, 6-3 4. Mary Neill Hagood (Furman) def. Aimee Villavilencio (ETSU), 6-0, 6-0 5. Natalie The (Furman) def. Heather Jones (ETSU), 6-0, 6-0 6. Caroline Bentley (Furman) def. Charmaine Luvis (ETSU), 6-0, 6-0 Doubles: 1. Dunigan/The (Furman) def. Irey/Halim (ETSU), 8-3 2. Kovarik/Bentley (Furman) def. Arriaran/Villavicencio (ETSU), 8-3 3. Holman/Hagood (Furman) def. Jones/Luvis (ETSU), 8-0 Team Records: ETSU (1-14, 0-3 SoCon) #61 Furman (14-3, 4-0 SoCon)
Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MBB UNC Greensboro 80 F
Dec 13 ETSU 79
WBB Eastern Kentucky University 49 Final
Dec 13 ETSU 64
WBB ETSU 86 Final
Dec 15 Morehead State University 77
MBB ETSU 63 F
Dec 16 Eastern Kentucky 60
WBB ETSU 48 Final
Dec 19 University of North Carolina Wilmington 61
WBB ETSU 56 Final
Dec 20 Jacksonville State University 57
MBB ETSU Richmond, Va.
Dec 22, 7:00 p.m. VCU
WBB Iona College Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 29, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Dec 31, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee
WBB ETSU Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jan 2, 2:00 p.m. University of North Carolina
MBB VMI Freedom Hall
Jan 2, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Birmingham, Ala.
Jan 5, 8:00 p.m. Samford
MBB Mercer Freedom Hall
Jan 8, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Greenville, S.C.
Jan 10, 2:00 p.m. Furman University
MBB Chattanooga Freedom Hall
Jan 10, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Spartanburg, S.C.
Jan 12, 11:30 a.m. Wofford College