Winston-Salem, N.C. –
The Blue Devils women’s tennis team went 8-1 on Friday at the USTA/ITA Regional
Championships at the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. The
tournament will continue on Saturday with quarterfinal play of the doubles draw
at 9 a.m., followed by second round action in singles at 10 a.m.
In singles play, No.35 Hanna Mar cruised past Nicole
Martinez of North Carolina State, 6-4, 6-2, while Senior Mary Clayton and
sophomores Ester Goldfeld and Annie Mulholland bested all three of their opponents from Winthrop. No.
44 Clayton downed Andressa Garcia, 6-3, 6-0, while No. 68 Goldfeld dropped Ekin
Gunaysu, 6-0, 6-3 and Mulholland, ranked 108th defeated Alice
Garcia, 6-4, 6-1. The lone Blue Devil to fall on Friday was junior Marianne Jodoin. In a
close match, No. 27 Jodoin was outlasted by Romy Kolzer of Clemson, 7-6 (9),
The Blue Devils earned a bye in the first round of the
doubles main draw, and in the second round both teams showed why they earned
high seeds. The tandem of Clayton and Mulholland downed Tristen Dewar and Romy Kolzer of
Clemson, 8-2 while the duo of Mar and Goldfeld cruised past Nicole Martinez and
Christy Sipes of North Carolina State, 8-0.
In the round of 16, both Blue Devil tandems advanced to the quarterfinals
on Saturday after defeating teams from Winthrop. Clayton and Mulholland edged Alice
Garcia and Giovanna Portioli, 8-6 to advance, while Mar and Goldfeld dropped Yasmine
Alkema and Andressa Garcia, 8-1 to move on. In the quarterfinals on Saturday, Clayton
and Mulholland are slated to face McHale and Lyons of North Carolina, while Mar
and Goldfeld will play Jansacker/Johnston
The tournament is set to resume Saturday morning at 9
a.m. Live stats are available at the tournament central
homepage by clicking here.
Romy Kolzer (Clemson) def. No. 27
Marianne Jodoin (Duke), 7-6 (9), 7-6 (3) No. 35 Hanna Mar (Duke) def. Nicole
Martinez (NCSU), 6-4, 6-2 No. 44 Mary Clayton (Duke) def.
Andressa Garcia (Winthrop), 6-3, 6-0 No. 108 Annie Mulholland (Duke) def.
Alice Garcia (Winthrop), 6-4, 6-1 No. 68 Ester Goldfeld (Duke)def.
Ekin Gunaysu (Winthrop), 6-0, 6-3