WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Head coach Jamie Ashworth tied Kitty Harrison's Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) record with 351 wins, and the fifth-ranked Blue Devils upended Wake Forest, 7-0, Sunday afternoon in for their second conference win of the season.
In doubles, the Demon Deacons forfeit the No. 3 doubles match, which allowed the 31st-ranked duo of junior Mary Clayton and freshman Ester Goldfeld to clinch the match with an 8-1 victory over Kayla Duncan and Rebecca Siegler in the No. 1 spot. Sophomore Hanna Mar and freshman Annie Mulholland followed with an 8-5 win over Ryann Cutillo and Karen Forman in the No. 2 spot.
In singles play, Wake Forest forfeited the No. 6 matchup, but freshman and 68th-ranked Monica Turewicz cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Forman in the No. 4 spot, while Clayton, ranked 71st, picked up an easy 6-3, 6-0 win against Siegler in the No. 3 spot to clinch the match for Duke.
Mulholland, playing in the No. 5 spot, gathered her second dual singles win in as many days in defeating Brigita Bercyte, 6-3, 6-1, while 102nd-ranked sophomore Rachel Kahan ousted Cutillo, 7-6 (7-1), 6-1, in the No. 2 spot. Ranked 117th in the nation and playing in the No. 1 spot for the first time in her career, Goldfeld upset the 74th-ranked Duncan, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), to seal the shutout for the Blue Devils.
Up next, Duke (13-2, 2-0 ACC) will travel north to face seventh-ranked Virginia on Friday, Mar. 23 at 3 p.m. The Blue Devils will then travel to Blacksburg, Va. for a match against Virginia Tech on Sunday, Mar. 25 at 1 p.m.
#5 Duke 7, Wake Forest 0
1. #117 Ester Goldfeld (DU) def. #74 Kayla Duncan (WF) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
2. #102 Rachel Kahan (DU) def. Ryann Cutillo (WF) 7-6 (7-1), 6-1
3. #71 Mary Clayton (DU) def. Rebecca Siegler (WF) 6-3, 6-0
4. #68 Monica Turewicz (DU) def. Karen Forman (WF) 6-1, 6-1
5. Annie Mulholland (DU) def. Brigita Bercyte (WF) 6-3, 6-1
6. Duke def. Wake Forest, by forfeit
1. #31 Mary Clayton/Ester Goldfeld (DU) def. Kayla Duncan/Rebecca Siegler (WF) 8-1
2. Hanna Mar/Annie Mulholland (DU) def. Ryann Cutillo/Karen Forman (WF) 8-5
3. Duke def. Wake Forest, by forfeit
Duke 13-2 (2-0 ACC); National ranking #5
Wake Forest 3-9 (0-3 ACC)
Order of finish: Doubles (3 (forfeit),1*,2); Singles (6 (forfeit),4,3*,5,2,1)