UT sophomore Noel Scott scores a pair of wins to reach Sunday’s finals.
CARY, N.C. – Texas sophomore Noel Scott registered a pair of straight-set singles victories toearn a singles finals berth Saturday on day two of the Duke Invitational.
Scott opened the day by posting a 6-2, 6-4 win over Duke’s Marianne Jodoin in the quarterfinals of the “White” singles draw. The All-Big 12 selection followed that effort with a 6-0, 6-2 semifinal win over Yale’s Madeleine Hamilton. Scott will take on Duke’s Hanna Mar in Sunday’s finals.
Senior All-American Aeriel Ellis suffered a straight-set loss to North Carolina’s Gina Suarez-Malaguti in the quarterfinals of the “Black” singles draw before posting a 6-4, 6-4 consolation-round victory over Miami’s Melissa Bolivar. Ellis plays North Carolina’s Tessa Lyons on Sunday for fifth place in the “Black” bracket.
In doubles action, Ellis and Scott won the consolation draw in the “White” bracket by posting an 8-5 win over Purdue’s Mara Schmidt and Krisztina Kapitany. Juniors Juliana Gajic and Elizabeth Begley took third place in the “White” doubles consolation draw by defeating William & Mary’s Hope Johnson and Anik Cepeda, 8-4.
The Duke Invitational concludes on Sunday.
Duke Invitational – Day 2 Texas Results
White Singles Bracket – Quarterfinals
Noel Scott (UT) def. Marianne Jodoin (Duke) – 6-2, 6-4
White Singles Bracket – Semifinals
Noel Scott (UT) def. Madeleine Hamilton (Yale) – 6-0, 6-2
Blue Singles Bracket – Consolation Quarterfinals
Elizabeth Begley (UT) def. Laura Slater (UNC) – 6-3, 6-4
Annat Rabinovich (UT) def. Krisztina Kapitany (Purdue) – 6-1, 6-4
Blue Singles Bracket – Consolation Semifinals
Elizabeth Begley (UT) def. Mara Schmidt (Purdue) – 7-5, 6-3
Elizabeth Epstein (Yale) def. Annat Rabinovich (UT) – 6-4, 6-2
Black Singles Bracket – Quarterfinals
Gina Suarez-Malaguti (UNC) def. Aeriel Ellis (UT) – 6-3, 6-0
Black Singles Bracket – Fifth Place Draw
Aeriel Ellis (UT) def. Melissa Bolivar (Miami) – 6-4, 6-4
White Singles Bracket – Consolation Quarterfinals
Daniela Vidal (Purdue) def. Juliana Gajic (UT) – 6-2, 6-2
White Singles Bracket – 13th Place Draw
Juliana Gajic (UT) def. Anik Cepeda (William & Mary) – 6-4, 6-4
Blue Doubles Bracket – Third Place Consolation
Elizabeth Begley/Juliana Gajic (UT) def. Hope Johnson/Anik Cepeda (W&M) – 8-4
White Doubles Bracket – Consolation Finals
Aeriel Ellis/Noel Scott (UT) def. Mara Schmidt/Krisztina Kapitany (Purdue) – 8-5
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