#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)
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