In singles action, four Duke players won their round of 16 matchups to advance to the quarterfinals, led by senior Mary Clayton, who defeated Natalia Maynetto of Alabama, 6-4, 6-2. Sophomore Annie Mulholland cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Michele Stanford of Furman, while junior Marianne Jodoin downed Emily Zabor of Alabama, 6-1, 6-3. Junior Hanna Mar battled to a three-set win over Purdue's Daniela Vidal, while sophomore Ester Goldfeld fell to Maya Jansen of Alabama by a score of 6-4, 6-3.
In the morning's doubles play, the duo of Mulholland and Goldfeld advanced to the finals of the White bracket after defeating Mara Schmidt and Krisztina Kapitany of Purdue, 8-5, in the first round, and then Caroline Rohde-Moe and Marija Milutinovic of Ole Miss, 8-2, in the semifinal to advance.
The Duke tandem of Clayton and Jodoin defeated Lauren Kline and Stanford of Furman, 8-4, in the first round, but fell in the semifinals to Mary Anne Macfarlane and Maya Jansen of Alabama, 8-3.
The doubles finals are slated to begin Saturday at 9 a.m., followed by the quarterfinals and semifinals of the singles tournament at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.
Clayton (Duke) def. Maynetto (Alabama) 6-4, 6-2
Mulholland (Duke) def. Stanford (Furman) 6-1, 6-2
Jansen (Alabama) def. Goldfeld (Duke) 6-4, 6-3
Jodoin (Duke) def. Zabor (Alabama) 6-1, 6-3
Mar (Duke) def. Vidal (Purdue) 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
Mulholland/Goldfeld (Duke) def. Schmidt/Kapitany (Purdue) 8-5
Clayton/Jodoin (Duke) def. Kline/Stanford (Furman) 8-4
Mullholland/Goldfeld (Duke) def. Rohde-Moe/Milutinovic (Ole Miss) 8-2
Macfarlane/Jansen (Alabama) def. Clayton/Jodoin (Duke) 8-3