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WTEN: Blue Devils Post Five Victories on First Day of USTA Collegiate Invitational

Posted November 2, 2013

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— The Duke women’s tennis team opened play at the USTA Collegiate Invitational on Friday at the Tualatan Hills Tennis Center in Portland, Ore., with five victories in singles and doubles.

In doubles play, the Blue Devil tandem of Hanna Mar and Alyssa Smith collected an 8-0 victory of Samantha Hampton and Erica Oosterhout of USTA, while Ester Goldfeld and Annie Mulholland took down USTA’s Jada Hart and Riley McQuaid, 8-3.

Duke’s Mar and Smith closed the day with an 8-7 loss to Brooke Bolender and Emina Bektas of Michigan.

Mar, Goldfeld and Smith each totaled singles wins on Friday. Mar, who is out of Burr Ridge, Ill., cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 straight set win over Texas A&M’s Mason Strickland. Goldfeld, who is ranked 42nd nationally, notched a 6-3, 6-1 win over Anat Rabinovich of Texas, while Smith took down Lina Padegimaite of Texas, 7-5, 6-7 (6), 7-5.

Playing in her home state of Oregon, Mulholland dropped a 6-0, 6-4 decision to Maggie Lehmicke of Nebraska and 78th-ranked Marianne Jodoin fell, 6-2, 6-3, to 63rd-ranked Catherine Harrison of UCLA.

The singles and doubles action will resume on Saturday.

Friday’s Results

Doubles
Hanna Mar/Alyssa Smith (Duke) def. Samantha Hampton/Erica Oosterhout (USTA), 8-0 Ester Goldfeld/Annie Mulholland (Duke) def. Jada Hart/Riley McQuaid (USTA), 8-3 Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas (Michigan) def. Hanna Mar/Alyssa Smith (Duke), 8-7

Singles
Hanna Mar (Duke) def. Mason Strickland (Texas A&M), 6-0, 6-0 Ester Goldfeld (Duke) def. Anat Rabinovich (Texas), 6-3, 6-1 Maggie Lehmicke (Nebraska) def. Annie Mulholland (Duke), 6-0, 6-4
#63 Catherine Harrison (UCLA) def. Marianne Jodoin (Duke), 6-2, 6-3 Alyssa Smith (Duke) def. Lina Padegimaite (Texas), 7-5, 6-7 (6), 7-5

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