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Harris and Chen Advance to Riviera Doubles Main Draw
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 10/04/2017
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PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. – The Duke women’s tennis team will have two duos in the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships doubles main draw after senior Samantha Harris and freshman Kelly Chen won two matches to advance on Wednesday.

Harris and Chen needed two victories on Wednesday to advance to the main draw from the qualifying draw after they had dropped Auburn’s pair of Jaeda Daniel and Madeline Meredith 8-4 on Tuesday. The Blue Devil tandem started the day with a win over Georgia’s Mariana Gould and Katarina Jokic 8-3. Chen then played in a qualifying consolation match and she finished her singles run with a victory over San Jose State’s 50th-ranked Sybille Gauvain 6-1, 6-2. Duke closed out the day with Harris and Chen knocking off Ohio State’s Anna Sanford and Olivia Sneed to book their place in the main draw.

Harris and Chen will be joined by Kaitlyn McCarthy and Ellyse Hamlin who earned their place in the main draw by winning the ITA Summer National Championship. McCarthy and Hamlin will match up with Northwestern’s tandem of Erin Larner and Lee Or. Harris and Chen will open the main draw against Oklahoma State’s 15th-ranked pair of Vladica Babic and Sofia Blanco. Both matches will begin at 1 p.m. 


Singles Results
Pre-Qualifying First Round

Ellyse Hamlin (Duke) def. Anzhelika Shapovalova (SMU) 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 
Kelly Chen (Duke) def. Tami Fumagalli (Air Force) 6-4, 6-3

Pre-Qualifying Second Round
Kelly Chen (Duke) def. Rianna Valdes (USC) 6-0, 6-1
Sabina Machalova (Ole Miss) def. Ellyse Hamlin (Duke) 7-6, 6-3

Pre-Qualifying Third Round
Kelly Chen (Duke) def. Sabrina Federici (Texas Tech) 6-1, 6-2

Qualifying First Round
#20 Meible Chi (Duke) def. #59 Miranda Ramirez (Syracuse) 6-1, 6-4
#38 Gabriela Knutson (Syracuse) def. Kelly Chen (Duke) 6-4, 6-4
#54 Samantha Harris (Duke) def. #78 Shweta Sangwen (Oregon) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
#57 Kaitlyn McCarthy (Duke) def. #77 Liza Buss (SMU) 6-1, 6-1

Qualifying Second Round
Katarina Jokic (Georgia) def. #20 Meible Chi (Duke) 6-4, 6-2
#53 Akvile Parazinskaite (Kentucky) def. #54 Samantha Harris (Duke) 1-6, 7-5, 6-1
#35 Anastasia Rychagova (Kansas) def. #57 Kaitlyn McCarthy (Duke) 6-4, 4-6, 5-7

Qualifying Consolation First Round 
Kelly Chen (Duke) def. Margo Pletcher (Utah) 6-3, 6-1

Qualifying Consolation Second Round 
Kelly Chen (Duke) def. No. 50 Sybille Gauvain (San Jose State) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles Results
Qualifying First Round
#60 Samantha Harris/Kelly Chen (Duke) def. Jaeda Daniel/Madeline Meredith (Auburn) 8-4

Qualifying Second Round
#60 Samantha Harris/Kelly Chen (Duke) def. Mariana Gould/Katarina Jokic (Georgia) 8-3

Qualifying Third Round
#60 Samantha Harris/Kelly Chen (Duke) def. Anna Sanford/Olivia Sneed (Ohio State) 8-6

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