DURHAM, N.C.- Duke women's tennis head coach Jamie Ashworth has announced the addition of Ester Goldfeld to the Blue Devils' roster for the upcoming 2011-12 season. Goldfeld, a Brooklyn, N.Y. native, is among the top-ranked incoming freshmen and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Junior Australian Open in 2010.
"We are unbelievably excited that Ester is going to be joining our team this fall. She has so many great qualities that she is bringing to Duke both on and off the court. Her desire to become the best person and player she can possibly be is something that really attracted us to her. She symbolizes so much of what we stand for in a program and the manner in which she approaches her tennis and academics is going to pay huge dividends for her and the entire Duke family. It is great that she has decided to attend Duke and we are looking forward to being able to work with her in the near future", said head coach Jamie Ashworth.
Prep: Was ranked as high as 27 on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) circuit and as high as 430 on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) list ... advanced to the quarterfinal round of the 2010 Junior Australia Open ... currently ranked fifth nationally by tennisrecruiting.net ... recently advanced to the semifinals of the Yale Summer Championships ... qualified for a $50,000 tournament in Boston, Mass. ... earned a spot in a $25,000 tournament in El Paso, Texas ... earned a wild card entry into a $50,000 clay court tournament in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla. ... holds a 319-144 record in USTA events all time ... has posted a 154-72 record in those tournament since 2007.
Personal: Born Ester Iris Goldfeld in Brookly, N.Y....daughter of Eric Stein and Janna Goldfeld.