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Chen Advances to Round of 32 at NCAAs
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 05/20/2019
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ORLANDO, Fla. – Sophomore Kelly Chen advanced to the NCAA Singles Round of 32 with her victory Monday afternoon at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.

Chen, ranked No. 21 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), opened the contest against Pepperdine’s Jessica Failla in the Round of 64. Chen defeated No. 53 Failla (6-2, 6-4) to advance to the second round slated for Tuesday.

Meible Chi and Maria Mateas competed in the Round of 64 as well but were unable to advance.

No. 33 Chi fell to No. 45 Jada Hart of UCLA (6-1, 6-1) while Illinois’ No. 43 Asuka Kawai defeated No. 11 Mateas (3-6, 6-2, 6-3).

Chen will face 10th-ranked Anna Rogers of NC State in the second round Tuesday.

Senior doubles team No. 18 Ellyse Hamlin and Kaitlyn McCarthy will kick off the dubs portion of the championship and will face top-ranked Angela Kulikov and Rianna Valdes of South Carolina.

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2019 NCAA Div. I Women’s Singles Championship 
May 20-25, 2019 in Orlando, Fla. (USTA National Campus) 

Singles – First Round 
No. 21 Kelly Chen (Duke) def. No. 53 Jessica Failla (Pepperdine) 6-2, 6-4
No. 45 Jada Hart (UCLA) def. No. 33 Meible Chi (Duke) 6-1, 6-1
No. 43 Asuka Kawai (Illinois) def. No. 11 Maria Mateas (Duke) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

 

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