GREENVILLE, S.C. - Charleston Southern fell to host Furman at the Mickel Tennis Center on Friday afternoon as the Buccaneers dropped a 6-1 decision to the Paladins.
Filippa Ericson picked up her first singles win of the season for CSU (0-2) to put the Buccaneers on the board against a tough Furman (3-0) team that remained undefeated in 2019.
The Bucs dropped all three doubles matches early in the afternoon to stake Furman to the 1-0 lead. Michelle Schmitz and Liz Williams fell to FU's Madison Dillon/Georgie Walker on court no. 3, 6-3, in the first result of the day. Katarina Kozarov/Julia Adams topped CSU's Madalina Man/Tiffany Pyritz on court no. 1, 6-4, to secure the doubles point.
Ericson and Kimberley Koerner dropped a 6-3 decision on court no. 2 against Taylor Melville/Carol Kerman in the final match of doubles play as Furman went into singles action leading 1-0.
Dillon topped Williams on court no. 4, 6-0, 6-2, to put the Paladins ahead 2-0 early into singles action. Adams topped Koerner on court no. 3, 6-4, 6-3, to swing Furman within clinching the match.
Ericson put the Bucs on the scoreboard with a straight set win on court no. 2 to top Melville. The CSU senior topped her opponent 6-2, 6-3, to keep the match alive.
No. 30 Kozarov topped Man on court no. 1, 6-2, 6-3, to secure the match win for the host Paladins. Walker defeated Schmitz on court no. 5, 6-0, 6-2, before all eyes turned to a tough-fought match on court no. 6.
Tiffany Pyritz took the first set over Furman's Eva Borders, 6-4, before falling to her counterpart by a matching 6-4 in the second set to send the match into the tiebreaker. Pyritz fought hard but fell short, 10-8, in the tiebreaker set on court no. 6.
Furman 6, Charleston So. 1
Feb 01, 2019 at Greenville, S.C. (Mickel Tennis Center)
1. #30 Katarina Kozarov (FUR) def. MAN, Madalina (CSU-W) 6-2, 6-3
2. ERICSON, Filippa (CSU-W) def. Taylor Melville (FUR) 6-2, 6-3
3. Julia Adams (FUR) def. KOERNER, Kimberley (CSU-W) 6-4, 6-3
4. Madison Dillon (FUR) def. WILLIAMS, Liz (CSU-W) 6-0, 6-0
5. Georgie Walker (FUR) def. SCHMITZ, Michelle (CSU-W) 6-0, 6-2
6. Eva Borders (FUR) def. PYRITZ, Tiffany (CSU-W) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8)
1. Katarina Kozarov/Julia Adams (FUR) def. MAN, Madalina/PYRITZ, Tiffany (CSU-W) 6-4
2. Taylor Melville/Carol Eliz. Kerman (FUR) def. ERICSON, Filippa/KOERNER, Kimberley (CSU-W) 6-3
3. Madison Dillon/Georgie Walker (FUR) def. SCHMITZ, Michelle/WILLIAMS, Liz (CSU-W) 6-3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,3,2,1,5,6)
News and Notes of Interest
- Filippa Ericson picked up CSU's first singles win of the 2019 season with her straight set win on court no. 2. It was her ninth career singles win in dual match play with the Buccaneers.
- Madalina Man lined up on singles court no. 1 for the first time in her collegiate career.
CSU remains in Greenville as the Buccaneers take on the Louisville Cardinals tomorrow afternoon with first serve in doubles play set to start at noon at the Mickel Tennis Center.