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Harris Reaches ITA Regional Final
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 10/22/2017
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Senior Samantha Harris of the Duke women’s tennis team knocked off a top five foe to reach the final of the ITA Carolina Regional Championship on Sunday afternoon.   

Duke was assured at least one semifinalist as Harris and freshman Kelly Chen were matched up in one of the four quarterfinals. The doubles partners needed all three sets to decide the winner as Harris eventually claimed a 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 victory to advance to the semifinals. In the other Duke quarterfinal, junior Kaitlyn McCarthy fell to North Carolina’s fourth-ranked Sara Daavettila 6-2, 7-5 to end her run. Harris and Daavettila then matched up in the semifinals and Harris took a 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 victory for her first win against a top five opponent this fall. The win earns Harris a spot in the ITA Fall Championships main draw.

Harris will meet Winthrop’s 55th-ranked Lauren Proctor in the final.  The match will get underway at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.


Singles Results
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

#54 Samantha Harris (Duke) def. Kelly Chen (Duke) 6-2, 1-6, 6-1
#4 Sara Daavettila (North Carolina) def. #57 Kaitlyn McCarthy (Duke) 6-2, 7-5

#54 Samantha Harris (Duke) def. #4 Sara Daavettila (North Carolina) 6-1, 1-6, 6-4

Doubles Results
Round of 32

Meible Chi/Ema Lazic (Duke) def. Nikolina Jovic/Ingrid Martins (South Carolina) 8-2

Round of 16
Meible Chi/Ema Lazic
(Duke) def. #55 Katty Waymouth/Danni Vines (Furman) 8-6

#26 Anna Rogers/Claudia Wiktorin (NC State) def. Meible Chi/Ema Lazic (Duke) 8-3

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