Tennis Falls to Furman, 4-3
Feb. 10, 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The opening doubles point proved to be the difference for the Miami tennis team on Friday as the RedHawks dropped a hard-fought 4-3 decision to the Furman Paladins. The match was played at a neutral site, the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center in Louisville.
Both the doubles and singles decisions came down the final match. Furman took the No. 1 doubles match 8-2, but Riekie Honiball and Nimisha Mohan evened the score at No. 2 with an 8-5 victory. But the Paladins (2-3) opened a 1-0 lead with an 8-6 triumph.
Furman added to the lead with a 6-2, 6-1 victory at No. 1 before Katherine Castro, seeing her first action since the opening weekend, earned a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 6. The Paladins added to their lead at No. 3 (6-2, 6-1), but Miami (2-4) won back-to-back matches. Honiball took the No. 2 flight by a 6-3, 6-4 score, then Alix Thurman pulled the RedHawks even with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 win at No. 5.
In the final match, Furman's Margaret Boyette took the opening set from Christine Guerrrazzi in a tiebreaker, 7-6 (9-7). But the freshman fought back to force a third set, 6-2 before falling 6-3.
Miami returns to action tomorrow morning when it travels to Indiana for an 11 a.m. match.
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