CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Duke women’s tennis team earned three wins on Saturday, placing three Blue Devils in the ITA Regional Championships Quarterfinals at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
On the singles side, senior Samantha Harris and freshman Kelly Chen won on Saturday morning to advance to the quarterfinals. Harris beat North Carolina’s 65th-ranked Makenna Jones while Chen beat South Carolina’s Nikolina Jovic. Junior Kaitlyn McCarthy joined them in the quarterfinals when she upset South Carolina’s 26th-ranked Mia Horvit 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Duke’s only doubles team in the competition consisted of sophomore Meible Chi and Ema Lazic, and the pair had won their first two matches of the tournament. Chi and Lazic bowed out in the quarterfinals though, falling to NC State’s 26th-ranked pairing of Anna Rodgers and Claudia Wiktorin 8-3.
Duke will have at least one participant in the semifinals because Harris and Chen will match up at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. McCarthy’s opponent in the quarterfinals will be North Carolina’s fourth-ranked Sara Daavettila with the match starting at 11:30 as well.
Qualifying Second Round
Montana Moore (Elon) def. Rebecca Smaller (Duke) 6-0, 0-6, 7-5
Round of 64
#20 Meible Chi (Duke) def. Suzanne Zenoni (Elon) 7-6 (4), 6-2
#54 Samantha Harris (Duke) def. Ally Miller Krasilnikov (Clemson) 7-5, 6-3
#57 Kaitlyn McCarthy (Duke) def. Alisa Solovyea (Winthrop) 7-6 (2), 6-7 (7), 6-0
Ellyse Hamlin (Duke) def. Anna Ulyashchenko (Wake Forest) 7-5, 6-4
Kelly Chen (Duke) def. Bianca Moldovan (NC State) 6-2, 7-5
Ema Lazic (Duke) def. Daniela Ruiz (Clemson) 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-4
Round of 32
#20 Meible Chi (Duke) def. Rachel Rohrbacher (South Carolina) 6-3, 6-2
#54 Samantha Harris (Duke) def. Alisa Diercksen (East Carolina) 6-2, 6-1
#57 Kaitlyn McCarthy (Duke) def. Rylie Cox (Coastal Carolina) 6-3, 6-1
Ellyse Hamlin (Duke) def. Taylor Bridges (NC State) 7-6, 6-0
Kelly Chen (Duke) def. Megan Kauffman (Winthrop) 6-4, 6-3
Eliza Omirou (Wake Forest) def. Ema Lazic (Duke) 6-3, 6-1
Round of 16
#22 Jessie Aney (North Carolina) def. #20 Meible Chi (Duke) 6-3, 6-4
#70 Marie Leduc (Clemson) def. Ellyse Hamlin (Duke) 6-2, 6-2
Kelly Chen (Duke) def. Nikolina Jovic (South Carolina) 6-1, 6-2
#54 Samantha Harris (Duke) def. #65 Makenna Jones (North Carolina) 6-4, 6-4
#57 Kaitlyn McCarthy (Duke) def. #26 Mia Horvit (South Carolina) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2