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Blue Devils Set for ITA Regionals in Chapel Hill
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 10/17/2013
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Members of the Duke women’s tennis team will compete in the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships this week, which will be played at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina from Oct. 17-21.  

The tournament will feature the top women's tennis players from the states of North Carolina and South Carolina all together in Chapel Hill, N.C.  Action begins on Thursday, Oct. 17 with qualifying singles and main draw doubles, and continues to the conclusion of the event on Monday, Oct. 21 with the finals of singles play and both semifinal and finals in doubles.

Duke will feature six singles players in the event – Beatrice Capra, Marianne Jodoin, Annie Mulholland, Hanna Mar, Ester Goldfeld and Alyssa Smith.  The Blue Devils will kick off action on Friday following the doubles play.  Capra is seeded No. 1, while Mar is fourth, Goldfeld No. 5, while Mulholland and Jodoin are No. 9.  Duke’s first singles match is expected to start at 10:30 a.m., on Friday.

In the main draw doubles action, the Blue Devils will feature three tandems – Capra/Mar, Mulholland/Chalena Scholl and Jodoin/Smith.  The doubles teams will begin play at 8:30 a.m., on Friday.  The team of Capra/Mar are seeded No. 1 and Duke’s other duos are seeded No. 5.  

Parents and fans should park only in the Hwy 54 Park and Ride lot on Thursday and Friday before 5 p.m. Signs will be posted, but they should use the Hwy 54 Park and Ride lot, which is the last lot on the left before Friday Center Drive dead ends.

For updated draws and live scoring during the tournament, visit the tournament central page.

USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championship Schedule

Qualifying singles rounds (9:00 a.m.)
Main Draw doubles round of 64 (teams having a bye will not play Thursday)

Doubles round of 32 (8:30 a.m.)
Followed by Main Draw Singles Round of 64

Doubles round of 16 (8:30 a.m.)
Followed by singles rounds of 32/16

Doubles quarterfinals (9 a.m.)
Followed by singles quarterfinals and semifinals

Doubles semifinals and finals (Order TBD according to players involved)
Singles final