LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The 10th-ranked Duke women’s tennis team closed action at the 2014 Freeman Memorial Tennis Championship on Sunday by going 4-1 in singles and 1-1 in doubles at the Fertitta Tennis Complex in Las Vegas, Nev.
Junior Ester Goldfeld, who is ranked 45th nationally, registered a solid victory over 27th-ranked Sofie Oyen of Florida, 6-2, 6-0 as she closed the weekend with two victories against ranked opponents and a 3-1 singles record.
Collecting her third singles win of the weekend on Sunday was senior Marianne Jodoin as she knocked off North Carolina’s Laura Slater, 6-1, 6-0. After struggling the first two days in singles play, senior Hanna Mar closed action with a hard-fought 5-7, 7-5, 1-0 (10-3) win over Stanford’s Krista Hardebeck.
Freshman Alyssa Smith added a 6-2, 6-4 win over Zoe Katz of USC to close the weekend with a 2-2 mark, while junior Annie Mulholland dropped a 2-6, 7-6, 1-0 (13-11) decision to Tessa Lyons of North Carolina.
Stanford’s 94th-ranked Ellen Tsay defeated top-ranked Robin Anderson of UCLA by default in the singles final.
In the doubles semifinals, the Duke tandem of Beatrice Capra and Mar fell, 6-4, to UCLA’s Kyle McPhillips and Catherine Harrison of UCLA. The Blue Devil duo of Jodoin and Rachel Kahan knocked off UNLV’s Alexis Garrett and Anett Ferenczi-Bako, 6-1, in the doubles consolation semifinals, but the finals match was not played against the 16th-ranked Stanford team of Taylor Davidson and Tsay.
In the doubles final, Southern California’s seventh-ranked Zoe Scandalis and Giuliana Olmos (USC) defeated McPhillips Harrison of UCLA, 6-4.
Duke will next host the ITA Kickoff Weekend Jan. 24-26 at the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center. The Blue Devils face Columbia on Friday, Jan. 24 at 10:00 a.m., while Kentucky will take on Tulane at 1:30 p.m. The championship match will take place at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25 followed by the consolation match on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 9:00 a.m.
2014 FREEMAN MEMORIAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Fertitta Tennis Complex, Las Vegas, NV
SINGLES FINAL (Jan. 19)
#94 Ellen Tsay (STAN) def. (1) #1 Robin Anderson (UCLA) by default
SINGLES CONSOLATION FINAL (Jan. 19)
Catherine Harrison (UCLA) def. #60 Giuliana Olmos (USC) 6-4, 6-3
SINGLES ADDED MATCHES (Jan. 19)
#45 Ester Goldfeld (DUKE) def. #27 Sofie Oyen (UF) 6-2, 6-0
#49 Hanna Mar (DUKE) def. Krista Hardebeck (STAN) 5-7, 7-5, 1-0 (10-3)
Marianne Jodoin (DUKE) def. Laura Slater (UNC) 6-1, 6-0
Zoe Scandalis (USC) def. #39 Kourtney Keegan (UF) 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7)
Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) def. Morgan Thomas (UCLA) 3-0 retired
Tessa Lyons (UNC) def. Annie Mulholland (DUKE) 2-6, 7-6, 1-0 (13-11)
Alyssa Smith (DUKE) def. Zoe Katz (USC) 6-2, 6-4
#17 Olivia Janowicz (UF) def. #41 Taylor Davidson (STAN) 6-4, 6-4
DOUBLES SEMIFINALS (Jan. 19)
(3) #7 Zoe Scandalis/Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Sofie Oyen/Kourtney Keegan (UF) 7-5
Kyle McPhillips/Catherine Harrison (UCLA) def. Beatrice Capra/Hanna Mar (DUKE) 6-4
DOUBLES FINAL (Jan. 19)
(3) #7 Zoe Scandalis/Giuliana Olmos (USC) def. Kyle McPhillips/Catherine Harrison (UCLA) 6-4
DOUBLES CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS (Jan. 19)
Marianne Jodoin/Rachel Kahan (DUKE) def. Alexis Garrett/Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) 6-1
#16 Taylor Davidson/Ellen Tsay (STAN) def. Lucia Batta/Santa Shumilina (UNLV) 6-0
DOUBLES CONSOLATION FINAL (Jan. 19)
Marianne Jodoin/Rachel Kahan (DUKE) vs. #16 Taylor Davidson/Ellen Tsay (STAN) DNP