Blue Devils go 6-2 in Singles Play on Saturday.
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Junior Hanna Mar and Senior Mary Clayton won both of their singles matches on Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Regional Championships at the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. The tournament is set to continue on Sunday with the final three rounds of the singles draw and the final two rounds of doubles beginning at 9 a.m.
In the second round of the singles main draw, No. 35 Mar downed Brooke McAmis of College of Charleston, 6-4, 6-2 before defeating Brooke McAmis of College of Charleston, 6-4, 6-2, to advance. Clayton, ranked 44th in the preseason polls, edged Laura Slater of North Carolina in three sets, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 before topping Nitooli Wilkins of UNC-Greensboro, 6-3, 6-4.
Sophomore Ester Goldfeld, ranked 68th, cruised past College of Charleston’s Christin Newman, 6-2, 6-1 in the second round before falling to Katarina Popova of South Carolina in a three sets, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4. Sophomore Annie Mulholland outlasted Elisha Hande of North Carolina State, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in her second round match-up, but was edged in the round of 16 by North Carolina’s Whitney Kay , 6-4, 6-3.
In doubles action, the duo of Mar and Goldfeld eliminated Frida Jansacker and Jordan Johnston of Elon, 8-5 to advance to the semifinals of the main draw. Mar and Goldfeld are slated to face Ashley Dai and Whitney Kay of North Carolina on Sunday morning for a chance to advance to the championship match.
The tournament is set to begin on Sunday at 9 a.m. Live stats can be found on the tournament central homepage or by clicking here.
Singles Main Draw
No. 35 Hanna Mar (Duke) def. Brooke McAmis (C of C), 6-4, 6-2
No. 44 Mary Clayton (Duke) def. Laura Slater (UNC), 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
No. 68 Ester Goldfeld (Duke) def. Christin Newman (C of C), 6-2, 6-1
No. 108 Annie Mulholland (Duke) def. Elisha Hande (NCSU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Round of 16
No. 35 Hanna Mar (Duke) def. Tessa Lyons (UNC), 7-5, 6-2
Katarina Popova (SC) def. No. 68 Ester Goldfeld (Duke), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
No. 44 Mary Clayton (Duke) def. Nitooli Wilkins (UNCG), 6-3, 6-4
Whitney Kay (UNC) def. No. 108 Annie Mulholland (Duke), 6-4, 6-3
Doubles Main Draw
McHale/Lyons (UNC) def. Clayton/Mulholland (Duke), 8-3
Mar/Goldfeld (Duke) def. Jansacker/Johnston (Elon), 8-5