GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman women's tennis team will compete at the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C. The tournament showcases the top women's tennis players from the states of North Carolina and South Carolina. Play will begin on Thursday and continue through Monday.
"Our girls have been working really hard over the last month to keep improving and are really looking forward to getting to compete again this weekend," said Furman head coach Adam Herendeen, who is in his third season at the helm of the Paladin program. "Our regional is one of the strongest in the country, and it will be another great week of challenging matches to help our girls keep developing and getting ready for the spring."
Junior Katty Weymouth, sophomores Katarina Kozarov and Danni Vines, and redshirt freshman Carol Elizabeth Kerman will compete for the Paladins in singles. Vines and Kerman will play in the qualifying singles draw on Thursday morning, while Weymouth and Kozarov have already earned spots in the main singles draw. Vines and Weymouth will compete together in doubles, while Kozarov and Kerman will team up to form the second Paladin doubles team.
The Paladins return seven players from last season's team that posted a 23-6 overall record and won the SoCon regular season championship for the second-consecutive season with a perfect 7-0 mark in league play. Furman, who won the SoCon tournament title and went on to compete at the NCAA Championships, swept the SoCon post-season awards for the second-straight year. Vines, the 2017 Souther Conference Freshman of the Year, and Weymouth, who won the award the previous year, are ranked 55th nationally in the ITA preseason doubles poll.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information