Virginia Tech Invitationals
Jan 14, 2014 by Mary E Snodgrass
Furman competed in the Virginia Tech Invitationals over the weekend of Nov 2 & 3 held on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, VA. Competing against 15 other teams from 11 different schools, Furman made it to the gold bracket and finished tied for 7th place overall. The team experienced a few losses to start the tournament but was able to come back with some wins later in the tournament. In round robin play, Furman played VCU (W., 28-14), Old Dominion (W., 26-17), and Virginia Tech A (L. 12-29.) This placed Furman as the 7th seed in the Gold Bracket. In bracket play, Furman played a tough match against UVA who placed 2nd at this year's HHI Fall Invitational Tournament (L. 9-30), and Virginia Tech B (L. 21-24). The team consisted of Katie Foster (Fr.) and Jaclyn De Boer (So.) playing women's doubles, Marybeth Snodgrass (Sr.) playing women's singles, James Gao (Jr.) and Enrique Corona-Gonzalez (Fr.) playing men's doubles, Andrew Kantor (Sr.) playing men's singles, and Michael Rabb (Sr.) and Jaclyn De Boer playing mixed doubles.