DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke women’s tennis team closed out the 2018 Kitty Harrison Invitational Sunday in dominating fashion, downing Maryland in all three singles matches at the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center on the campus of Duke University.
The Blue Devils swept six opponents this weekend in East Carolina, Elon, James Madison, Maryland, Penn State and William & Mary to post a perfect 12-0 ledger.
Junior Meible Chi was the first Blue Devil off the court against Maryland this morning, downing Amber Policare (6-3, 6-0) before sophomore Kelly Chen defeated Millie Stretton (6-3, 6-1). Senior Kaitlyn McCarthy closed out the weekend with a 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (7) win over Zoe Kulkarni.
Chi, No. 31 by the preseason ITA rankings, is now 9-2 this fall while No. 12 Chen is 5-1 and No. 84 McCarthy is 7-3.
Next up, members of the Duke women’s tennis team will split time in Arizona between ITA Fall Nationals and the Arizona State Fall Invitational. ITA Fall Nationals will be held in Surprise, Ariz., Nov. 7-11 while the ASU Fall Invitational will be in Tempe, Ariz., Nov. 9-11.
SINGLES RESULTS | FRIDAY
No. 12 Kelly Chen (Duke) def. Gabby O’Gorman (Penn State) 6-1, 6-3
No. 31 Meible Chi (Duke) def. Olivia Rohrbacher (Penn State) 6-1, 6-2
No. 84 Kaitlyn McCarthy (Duke) def. Olivia Ryan (Penn State) 6-4, 6-2
SINGLES RESULTS | SATURDAY
No. 12 Kelly Chen (Duke) def. Daria Afanasyeva (James Madison) 6-3, 6-4
No. 31 Meible Chi (Duke) def. Abby Amos (James Madison) 6-0, 6-3
No. 84 Kaitlyn McCarthy (Duke) def. Jona Roka (James Madison) 6-3, 6-1
SINGLES RESULTS | SUNDAY
No. 12 Kelly Chen (Duke) def. Millie Stretton (Maryland) 6-3, 6-1
No. 31 Meible Chi (Duke) def. Amber Policare (Maryland) 6-3, 6-0
No. 84 Kaitlyn McCarthy (Duke) def. Zoe Kulkarni (Maryland) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (7)
DOUBLES RESULTS | FRIDAY
Kaitlyn McCarthy/Meible Chi (Duke) def. Rosie Cheng/Natalia Perry (William & Mary) 8-5
Meible Chi/Kelly Chen (Duke) def. Lisa Hofbauer/Alisa Diercksen (East Carolina) 8-2
DOUBLES RESULTS | SATURDAY
Meible Chi/Kelly Chen (Duke) def. Maria Paraja/Alex Koniaev (Elon) 8-0