PACIFIC PALISADES, CALIF. – The Duke women’s tennis team continued its strong run in the Riviera ITA All-American doubles championship as the Blue Devils added two more wins to its tally on Friday.
Juniors Kaitlyn McCarthy and Ellyse Hamlin matched up with a conference foe in the quarterfinals as they took on NC State’s 26th-ranked pair of Anna Rogers and Claudia Wiktorin. McCarthy and Hamlin advanced with an 8-5 win to reach the semifinals. Senior Samantha Harris and freshman Kelly Chen faced off with their second top seven opponent in as many matches. Harris and Chen added another ranked win when they knocked off Northwestern’s fifth ranked tandem of Maddie Lipp and Alex Chatt 8-6. Both McCarthy and Hamlin and Harris and Chen are now 6-0 this season in doubles matches with the junior pairing earning two ranked wins and Harris and Chen taking three of their own.
McCarthy and Hamlin will take on Syracuse’s 47th-ranked pair of Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez in the first semifinal at 3 p.m. Harris and Chen will take the court immediately following the first semifinal, with their opponents being Texas Tech’s eight-ranked pairing of Sarah Dvorak and Sabrina Federici.
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 Round of 32
Kelly Chen (Duke) def. Margo Pletcher (Utah) 6-3, 6-1
Qualifying Consolation Round of 16
Kelly Chen (Duke) def. No. 50 Sybille Gauvain (San Jose State) 6-1, 6-2
Round of 32
#25 Kaitlyn McCarthy/Ellyse Hamlin (Duke) def. Erin Larner/Lee Or (Northwestern) 8-6
#60 Samantha Harris/Kelly Chen (Duke) def. #15 Vladica Babic/Sofia Blanco (Oklahoma State) 8-7 (6)