LAS VEGAS – Senior Chalena Scholl picked up her second singles win of the Freeman Memorial Championships Saturday in Las Vegas, Nev., advancing to the quarterfinal round of the three-day tournament. Scholl also earned a victory in doubles play, competing alongside sophomore Kaitlyn McCarthy.
Scholl, the 34th-ranked singles player in the country, picked up a 6-4, 6-1 win over UCLA’s Jada Hart in second-round play before returning to the courts to face Stanford’s Melissa Lord. Scholl was unable to maintain her momentum from her earlier victory, falling to Lord in her quarterfinal round match, 6-0, 6-2. The Pompano Beach, Fla., native, now owns a singles record of 10-4 this season.
McCarthy, the 71st-ranked singles player in the nation, and senior Alyssa Smith also suffered setbacks in their singles matches during back draw play. Stanford’s Taylor Davidson defeated McCarthy, 6-3, 6-3, while Smith fell to Stanford’s Emily Arbuthnott, 6-3, 6-0. With the results, McCarthy’s singles record this season moved to 5-4 and Smith’s record now sits at 5-8.
Junior Rebecca Smaller, seeing action for the first time this weekend after earning a bye in the opening round of the second singles flight, fell to Pepperdine’s Jean Runglerdriangkrai, 6-4, 6-1, dropping her record to 1-4 on the year. Freshman Meible Chi, the 14th-ranked singles player in the country, also fell in her second singles match of the weekend, conceding a 6-3, 6-4 result to Stanford’s 71st-ranked Caroline Doyle.
In addition to singles, a number of Blue Devil duos took the courts for doubles play. After picking up a victory in the first day of the event, the Duke tandem of Scholl and McCarthy earned its second win of the tournament, downing Stanford’s Doyle and Lord, 7-5. Scholl and McCarthy are slated to face North Carolina’s Jessie Aney and Hayley Carter tomorrow at 1 p.m. (ET). The team of Chi and Smith suffered a 6-4 setback in a consolation round match with North Carolina’s Chloe Ouellet-Pizer and Rachael James-Baker, 6-4.
The final day of the Freeman Memorial Championships is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. (ET).