Eighth-Ranked ASU Women's Tennis Dominates Furman, 7-0
March 1, 2001
TEMPE, Ariz. - The eighth-ranked Arizona State (9-1, 3-1) women's tennis team increased their winning streak to eight with an impressive 7-0 sweep over Furman University (3-5) at the Whiteman Tennis Center. The Devils remain undefeated at home (7-0), and have swept each opponent at home by a 7-0 mark.
In doubles play, ASU earned its team point by stealing all three matches. No. 33-ranked Adria Engel and Karin Palme teamed up on the No. 1 court for a 9-7 victory over Furman's Megan Dunigan and Meredith Moore. Debuting in doubles this season on the No. 3 court, Faye DeVera and freshman Jennifer Baker defeated Krista Thomson and Shellie Cochran, 8-5.
In singles action, ASU failed to drop a single set as it won all six match points in dual play. ASU freshman Cindy Sureephong continued to demonstrate consistency as she defeated Furman's Lauren Welch, 6-3, 6-1, on the No. 6 court. Sureephong remains undefeated in dual play with a 9-0 record. No. 45-ranked sophomore Megan Yeats improved her team-leading overall record to 17-4 with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Gene Holman on the No. 3 court.
The Devils will travel westward next week as they battle No. 10-ranked California and No. 1-ranked Stanford on Friday and Saturday, March 9th and 10th.
DOUBLES:1. (33) Palme/Engel (ASU) def. Dunigan/Moore (FU), 9-7
2. Yeats/Sureephong (ASU) def. Holman/The (FU), 8-2
3. DeVera/Baker (ASU) def. Thomson/Cochran (FU), 8-5
SINGLES:1. (35) Adria Engel (ASU) def. Megan Dunigan (FU), 6-2, 6-2
2. Karin Palme (ASU) def. Meredith Moore (FU), 6-1, 6-2
3. (45) Megan Yeats (ASU) def. Gene Holman (FU), 6-2, 6-2
4. Faye DeVera (ASU) def. Emelie Isaksson (FU), 6-4, 6-3
5. Mhairi Brown (ASU) def. Shellie Cochran (FU), 6-3, 6-1
6. Cindy Sureephong (ASU) def. Lauren Welch (FU), 6-3, 6-1