Soli and her doubles partner Grace Hashiguchi clinched the doubles point for Liberty on Sunday at Furman.
A strong performance in singles lifted the Furman Paladins past the Liberty Lady Flames 5-2, Sunday afternoon at the Mickel Tennis Center.
Furman, the two-time defending SoCon champion, improves to 7-1 on the year and has now won four straight matches. Meanwhile, Liberty drops to 2-3 in 2019 following consecutive road losses to Furman and ETSU over the weekend.
Furman 5, Liberty 2
Singles Competition 1. #33 Katarina Kozarov (FUR) def. Lara Soares (LIBERTYW) 6-1, 6-3 2. Katty Weymouth (FUR) def. Maria Medina (LIBERTYW) 6-2, 6-0 3. Julia Adams (FUR) def. Kalani Soli (LIBERTYW) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 4. Madison Dillon (FUR) def. Ashley Bongart (LIBERTYW) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 5. Grace Hashiguchi (LIBERTYW) def. Georgie Walker (FUR) 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7) 6. Carol Eliz. Kerman (FUR) def. Alexandra Almborg (LIBERTYW) 4-6, 6-0, 1-0 (12-10)
Doubles Competition 1. Katarina Kozarov/Julia Adams (FUR) def. Lara Soares/Maria Medina (LIBERTYW) 6-1 2. Grace Hashiguchi/Kalani Soli (LIBERTYW) def. Katty Weymouth/Madison Dillon (FUR) 6-3 3. Ashley Bongart/Anna Dollar (LIBERTYW) def. Carol Eliz. Kerman/Taylor Melville (FUR) 6-2
Liberty 2-3 Furman 7-1 Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,1,3,4,6,5) T-3:33
Thoughts From Head Coach Jeff Maren "Our fight was there today but not our execution, especially on crucial points. We will be working on this in preparation for VCU next week."
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