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

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