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Five Blue Devils Selected to NCAA Championship Field
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 05/02/2012
Photo Courtesy: Whitney Hills
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DURHAM, N.C. - The NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Subcommittee selected 64 singles players and 32 doubles teams that will compete in the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championships. Duke freshman Beatrice Capra and sophomore Hanna Mar were selected to compete in the singles competition of the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championships, while the Blue Devil tandems of Capra and sophomore Rachel Kahan and junior Mary Clayton and freshman Ester Goldfeld were selected to compete in the doubles competition.

Capra, the nation's second-ranked player, received the Atlantic Coast Conference's (ACC) automatic qualifying bid and the No. 2 overall seed in the draw. The Ellicott City, Md., native is 27-3 overall, 21-1 in dual matches and 18-3 against ranked opponents this season. The newcomer became the second player in school history since Karin Miller in 1997 to be named the ACC Player of the Year, ACC Freshman of the Year and the ACC Tournament's Most Valuable Player in the same season.

Mar, who received an at-large bid, ranks second on the team in wins with a 28-13 record and owns a 15-4 mark in dual matches. She is currently ranked No. 53 in the most recent poll.

In doubles, Capra and Kahan, the nation's 16th-ranked duo, sport a 19-5 record and are 8-2 against ranked opponents. Clayton and Goldfeld, ranked No. 21, own a 15-10 ledger this season and posted a solid 9-6 record playing in the No. 1 spot in the doubles lineup.

The singles and doubles competition will be conducted May 23-28 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga., following the conclusion of the team championship (May 17-22). All matches will be the best of three sets. Regular scoring and a 12-point tiebreaker at six games all will be used for all matches.


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