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WTEN: Ashworth nets 400th career win at Maryland

Posted March 29, 2014

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Duke University head coach Jamie Ashworth netted his 400th career win on Friday as the top-ranked Blue Devils cruised to a 7-0 victory at Maryland (5-9, 1-7 ACC), which was played at the Tennis Center at College Park.

Ashworth, became just the 19th Division I women’s head coach to reach the 400-win mark on the day as he owns a 400-94 record over 18 seasons with the Blue Devils. With the victory, Duke improved to 17-1 overall and 7-1 in the ACC.

“Well it is obviously something you never set out to do –it is not like you say, hey I want to win 300 matches, 400 matches or whatever it is,” said Ashworth. “It says a lot about Duke, the people at Duke, the girls we have had in our program and the support staff. It is all around -- a number for a lot of people, not necessarily myself.”

A 1994 graduate of Maryland where he played tennis for four years, Ashworth netted his milestone win against his alma mater. It will also be the final time Duke will play at Maryland as a member of the ACC with the Terrapins moving to the Big Ten next season.

“It is kind of ironic,” commented Ashworth on getting the win against his alma mater. “We played a really clean match today. If we can play like that we can take the drama out of some matches. If we couldn’t win it [No. 400] at Duke, this is as good of a place for it to happen.”

Duke jumped out to a 1-0 lead by taking the doubles point. On court three, the Blue Devil tandem of Marianne Jodoin and Annie Mulholland cruised to an 8-2 win over Cassandre Thebault and Olivia Gaudreault. Duke’s sixth-ranked duo of Beatrice Capra and Hanna Mar clinched the point on court one with an 8-2 win.

“For the second match in a row, our doubles was really clean and crisp,” commented Ashworth. “Hopefully we can play like that again on Sunday.”

In singles play, Duke kept the momentum from doubles and won the first set on all six courts. Playing in her first singles match in three weeks, freshman Chalena Scholl posted a 6-2, 6-1 win over Kristina Hovsepyan at No. 3 to give the Blue Devils a 2-0 advantage. A product of Pompano Beach, Fla., Scholl snapped a four-match losing streak and the rookie netted her first collegiate ACC win.

Mulholland, a junior from Portland, Ore., made quick work out of Olga Gaistruck on court six winning, 6-1, 6-0, to put the Blue Devils ahead, 3-0. Sixth-ranked Capra won her team-best 24th singles match of the season with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Alexandra Stanova on the first court to clinch the match for Duke.

Following clinching the win, Duke netted singles wins by 24th-ranked Ester Goldfeld, 31st-ranked Mar and senior Rachel Kahan. Goldfeld defeated Bredikhina on No. 2 (6-3, 6-1), Mar downed Luus (6-2, 6-4) on the fourth court and Kahan knocked off Olga Bredikhina (6-3, 6-3) at No. 5.

Duke will close the two-match road trip at Pittsburgh on Sunday, March 30 at 10:00 a.m.



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