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WTEN: Duke Cruises to 6-1 Win at Pittsburgh on Sunday

Posted March 30

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— The top-ranked Duke women’s tennis team cruised to a 6-1 victory at Pittsburgh on Sunday at the Alpha Tennis Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Blue Devils improved to 18-1 overall and 8-1 in the ACC, while the Panthers dropped to 4-9, 0-9.

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 improved to 4-1 with an 8-1 win over Kimmy Borza and Amanda Wickman on court three.

Sixth-ranked Beatrice Capra and Hanna Mar downed Audrey Ann Blakely and Taylor Washington, 8-2, on court one to clinch the doubles point for the Blue Devils. Duke’s 24th-ranked Ester Goldfeld and Alyssa Smith were leading, 5-4, on the second court over Jocelyn Lu and Lolade Ogungbesan when the point was clinched.

In singles action, Mulholland cruised to a 6-1, 3-0 win over Wickman on court five to give Duke a 2-0 lead. Jodoin then blanked Lu, 6-0, 6-0, on court six, while 89th-ranked Smith notched a 6-3, 6-2 win on court No. 4 to clinch the victory for the Blue Devils.

Freshman Chalena Scholl won her second straight singles match as she notched a 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 win over Washington on the second court. The 24th-ranked Goldfeld claimed her 10th win of the season against a ranked opponent with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 win over 114th-ranked Blakely on court one and Duke led 6-0.

In the final singles match of the day, Duke’s 31st-ranked Mar snapped a team-best eight-match winning streak with a 6-1, 4-6, 7-10 loss to Ogungbesan on court three.


Duke will next return to Durham for a three-match homestand as the Blue Devils will host N.C. State (April 4), Miami (April 6) and Boston College (April 11).

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Duke 6, Pittsburgh 1

Doubles
1. #6 Beatrice Capra/Hanna Mar (Duke) def. Taylor Washington/Audrey Ann Blakely (PITT) 8-2 2. #24 Ester Goldfeld/Alyssa Smith (Duke) vs. Jocelyn Lu/Lolade Ogungbesan (PITT) 5-4 unfinished 3. Annie Mulholland/Marianne Jodoin (Duke) def. Amanda Wickman/Kimmy Borza (PITT) 8-1

Order of Finish: 3, 1

Singles
1. #24 Ester Goldfeld (Duke) def. #114 Audrey Ann Blakely (PITT) 7-6 (4), 6-1 2. Chalena Scholl (Duke) def. Taylor Washington (PITT) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 3. Lolade Ogungbesan (PITT) def. #31 Hanna Mar (Duke) 1-6, 6-4, 10-7 4. #89 Alyssa Smith (Duke) def. Kimmy Borza (PITT) 6-3, 6-2 5. Annie Mulholland (Duke) def. Amanda Wickman (PITT) forfeit (inj.) 6-1, 3-0 6. Marianne Jodoin (Duke) def. Jocelyn Lu (PITT) 6-0, 6-0

Order of Finish: 5,6,4*,2,1,3

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