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Five Duke Players Win First Matches of Duke Invitational
Thursday 01/16/2010  -  Duke Sports Information
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Luke Marchese won both his singles and doubles contests

DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke Invitational started Saturday with five Duke players winning in singles and two Blue Devils' doubles teams coming away with victories.

Three Blue Devils won in both singles and doubles on day one. Jared Pinsky earned nine points with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Elon's Chase Helpingstine in the No. 2 division. Pinsky teamed with Aaron Carpenter for an 8-2 victory against Carlos Arboleda and Thomas Darling of Elon for three points in doubles. Carpenter also defeated Arboleda in singles, claiming a 7-6, 6-2 win for six points.

Luke Marchese downed Alberto Rojas 6-1, 6-2 for eight points in singles and also teamed up with David Holland for a 9-8 (8-6) doubles win over Rojas and Eric Turner for four points.

No. 62 Dylan Arnould and Alain Michel also picked up singles victories for Duke. Arnould won 6-1, 6-3 over Philip Nemec of Elon to finish the day tied for the tournament lead with 10 singles points. Michel picked up five points with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Clark Howell of Elon.

The round robin tournament will continue on Sunday with matches scheduled to start at 10 a.m. at the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center.

Tennis Tournament Results
Duke Invitational
Jan. 16 at Durham, N.C. - Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center


5    Philip Nemec/Chase Helpingstine (Elon) def. Dylan Arnould/Alain Michel (Duke) 9-8 (7-5)
4    David Holland/Luke Marchese (Duke) def. Alberto Rojas/Eric Turner (Elon) 9-8 (8-6)
3    Aaron Carpenter/Jared Pinsky (Duke) def. Carlos Arboleda/Thomas Darling (Elon) 8-2


10   #62 Dylan Arnould (Duke) def. Philip Nemec (Elon) 6-1, 6-3
9    Jared Pinsky (Duke) def. Chase Helpingstine (Elon) 6-4, 6-1
8    Luke Marchese (Duke) def. Alberto Rojas (Elon) 6-1, 6-2
7    Eric Turner (Elon) def. David Holland (Duke) 6-1, retired
6    Aaron Carpenter (Duke) def. Carlos Arboleda (Elon) 7-6, 6-2
5    Alain Michel (Duke) def. Clark Howell (Elon) 6-3, 6-2
4    Thomas Darling (Elon) def. David Lue (Duke) 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 1-0 (10-2)

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