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Feb. 13, 2002

COLUMBIA, South Carolina – 22nd-ranked South Carolina, on a record-breaking day, downed visiting Furman 6-1 Wednesday at the USC Indoor Tennis Center in women’s tennis action.

USC senior Lynn-Yin Tan hit a winning forehand to claim a 9-7 win in her doubles match and in the process became the school’s all-time career doubles wins leader with 87 victories. Tan got the win alongside partner Jodi Kenoyer over Furman’s Kovarik/Bentley tandem.

Later in the match Tan was the fourth of five Carolina singles winners in a dominant effort by the Gamecocks over a key southeast region foe. That win was Tan’s 90th career singles win, which places her third in USC history in that category.

USC won all three doubles matches to claim a 1-0 lead in the match. USC is now 8-1 in dual doubles matches this season and, including last season’s results, have won the doubles point in 23 of their last 27 matches.

Carolina had no problems with the Paladins (2-1) in singles action as the Gamecocks won five of the six contests. Other winners for Carolina were: 71st ranked Jennifer Radman (d. Kovarik 6-1, 6-2), Kathy Boyanovich (d. Gene Holman 6-2, 7-5), 108th-ranked Jodi Kenoyer (d. Natalie The 6-4, 6-1) and Tamara Sutton (d. Mary Neill Hagood 6-1, 6-1).

Match Results

1. (26) Radman/Boyanovich (USC) d. Dunigan/The (FU) 9-7

2. (36) Tan/Kenoyer (USC) d. Kovarik/Bentley (FU) 9-7*

3. Markovski/Brown (USC) d. Holman/Hagood (FU) 8-5

*USC wins the doubles point (Order of finish: 3, 2, 1)

1. Megan Dunigan (FU) d. Katarina Markovski (USC) 6-3, 6-1

2. (71) Jennifer Radman (USC) d. Kovarik (FU) 6-1, 6-2

3. Kathy Boyanovich (USC) d. Gene Holman (FU) 6-2, 7-5

4. (108) Jodi Kenoyer (USC) d. Natalie The (FU) 6-4, 6-1

5. Tamara Sutton (USC) d. Mary Neill Hagood (FU) 6-1, 6-1

6. Lynn-Yin Tan (USC) d. Caroline Bentley (FU) 6-0, 6-3

Order of finish (1, 2, 4, 3, 6, 5)