Nadine Fahoum and Ellah Nze fell in their opening doubles match in the 2011 NCAA Doubles Championships to close out their careers at Duke on Thursday night.STANFORD, Calif. – Senior’s
The No. 16 duo fell in their first round match to the No. 3 overall seed Kaitlyn Christian and Maria Sanchez from Southern California. Fahoum and Nze battled throughout the opening set with Christian and Sanchez as the Blue Devil pair took an early 2-0 lead. Fahoum and Nze swapped games with the No. 3 overall seed all the way up to the tiebreaker in the first set. The USC duo would prevail in the first set 7-6 and used its momentum to earn a 6-1 win in the second set to move on to the second round.
With the loss Duke’s season comes to a close. The Blue Devils finished the season with an overall record of 25-5, a 10-1 mark in conference action and reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season.