GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Elon University women’s tennis team lost a 4-3 decision to Furman on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Mickel Tennis Center.
Furman won the doubles point and secured victories on singles court Nos. 1, 2 and 5 to clinch the match.
Olivia Lucas, Maria Paraja and Alex Koniaev earned three points for Elon with singles victories. Lucas got the Phoenix on the scoreboard with a three-set, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, victory over Furman’s Katarina Kozarov.
After the Paladins went up 4-1 with a win on court No. 5, Paraja finished off a 6-7, 7-5, 6-4 win at No. 4 singles to add a point for the Phoenix.
Koniaev outlasted Furman’s Gabby Rodriguez in a third-set tiebreaker to earn Elon’s third point of the match.
Elon falls to 4-3 with the loss while Furman improves to 4-2. The Phoenix begins a three-match homestand on Saturday, Feb. 11, against Towson. The match is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center.