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Tigers Close First Day at Furman Fall Classic

Tigers Close First Day at Furman Fall Classic

GREENVILLE, SC – Four members of the women’s tennis competed on the first day of action at the Furman Fall Classic in Greenville, SC. The Tigers compiled a 2-2 singles record and a 3-1 doubles mark on the first day. 

Yana Koroleva and Tristen Dewar cruised to a pair of wins at flight twwo doubles to reach the championship match on Saturday at 9:00 am. Romy Koelzer and Ani Miao bounced back after a first-round loss to Tessa Lyons and Gina Suarez-Malaguti of North Carolina to bead Stanford and Murray of Furman, 8-1. The North Carolina duo advanced to the finals where they will take on Clemson’s Dewar and Koroleva. 

Koroleva dropped a three-set match to No. 11 Mary Anne Macfarlane of Alabama in the first round of flight one singles, 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-3. She’ll play No. 26 Zoe De Bruycker of North Carolina in the consolation semifinals at 12:15 pm Saturday. 

Dewar dropped her first collegiate match to No. 71 Caroline Price of UNC, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3and will play Saturday against Ximena Siles of South Carolina at 10:30 am. 

Romy Koelzer won her match, 6-0, 6-3 over Kayla McMurray of Tennessee at flight five singles, and will play Yasmeen Ebada of Alabama on Saturday morning. Ani Miao won her singles debut by a 6-2, 6-0 over Alex Martin of South Carolina and will play Tiffany Tavares of Tennessee in the flight four semifinals. 

Friday Results

Doubles Round One

  • F2 Koroleva/Dewar (CU) def. Zabor/Ebada (UA), 8-4
  • F2 Suzrez-Malaguti/Lyons (UNC) def. Miao/Koelzer (CU), 8-5

Doubles Round Two

  • F2 Koroleva/Dewar (CU) def. Borthwick/Vriens (FSU), 8-1
  • F2 Miao/Koelzer (CU) def. Stanford/Murray (FU), 8-1

Singles Round One

  • F1 Mary Anne Macfarlane (UA) def. Yana Koroleva (CU), 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-3
  • F3 Caroline Price (UNC) def. Tristen Dewar (CU), 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
  • F4 Yui Lynn Miao (CU) def. Alex Martin (USC), 6-2, 6-0
  • F5 Romy Koelzer (CU) def. Kayla McMurray (UT), 6-0, 6-3


Saturday Results

Doubles Championship Matches


  • F2 Championship Match Suzrez-Malaguti/Lyons (UNC) def. Koroleva/Dewar (CU), 8-4 
  • F2 5th Place Zabor/Ebada (UA) def. Miao/Koelzer (CU), 9-7


Singles Round Two


  • F1 Zoe De Bruycker (UNC) def. Yana Koroleva (CU), 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 
  • F3 Tristen Dewar (CU) def. Ximena Siles (USC), by default
  • F4 Yui Lynn Miao (CU) def. Tiffany Tavares (UT), 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
  • F5 Romy Koelzer (CU) def. Yasmeen Ebada (UA), 6-4, 6-1 

Sunday Results

Singles Championship Matches

  • F1 7th Place Yana Koroleva (CU) def. Brynn Boren (UT), 6-2, 6-3
  • F3 5th Place Amy Sargeant (FSU) def. Tristen Dewar (CU), 6-4, 7-5
  • F4 Championship Mia Vriens (FSU) def. Yui Lynn Miao (CU), 6-1, 6-3
  • F5 Championship Romy Koelzer (CU) def. Leyla Erkan (FSU), 7-5, 6-4