banner
Duke

WTEN: Goldfeld Leads No. 3 Blue Devils Past Wisconsin

Posted January 26, 2013

Duke Logo

— Sophomore Ester Goldfeld cruised to an easy singles victory on court three to lead the third-ranked Duke women’s tennis team to a 6-0 win over No. 74 Wisconsin in the first round of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend in Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center. With the win, the Blue Devils are set to face the winner of the match between College of Charleston and Wyoming in the championship match Sunday at 4 p.m. for a spot in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Women's Team Indoor Championship, to be hosted next month by the University of Virginia.

“I thought we played okay, but I really thought we competed well in singles,” said head coach Jamie Ashworth. “I thought across the board we got some quick wins, and it was great to see Ester [Goldfeld] play better than last week. She struggled a bit last week, and for her to be the first one done in a quick match was good for her confidence and for our team to see that.”

In doubles action, the Blue Devils came out with a lot of energy and grabbed a quick 1-0 lead on all three courts. In the No. 2 position, junior Marianne Jodoin and sophomore Annie Mulholland cruised to an easy 4-1 lead in their match against Lauren Burich and Helen Rabot, and continued their good play to win easily, 8-2.

In the No. 1 spot, senior Mary Clayton and Goldfeld traded early games with Hannah Berner and Lauren Chypyha before breaking serve and finding themselves up 4-3. At a crucial point in the match, Goldfeld ripped an ace, giving the duo a 5-3 lead. The Badger tandem responded by holding serve, but Clayton and Goldfeld won the next three games to clinch the doubles point. Junior Hanna Mar and sophomore Monica Turewicz held a 5-4 lead in their match against Katie Hoch and Anastasia Tripolskay before the doubles point was clinched, and the match was left unfinished.

Last week, Ashworth told Goldfeld she needed to do a better job of starting matches aggressively. In her three matches this spring, Goldfeld had fallen behind early in two of them, but was able to come back and win the match, something that Ashworth commended, but encouraged Goldfeld not to let happen any longer. In singles play Saturday, Goldfeld responded by dominating Hoch, 6-1, 6-0 in the No. 3 position, setting the tone for the Blue Devils.

Jodoin cruised through the first set against Rabot, 6-2, and closed the match by breaking serve with an outstanding lob to claim the second set, 6-1, at No. 6. Turewicz rushed out to a 4-1 lead in the first set, and continued her great play to easily dispatch of Tripolskay, 6-2, 6-1, to clinch the match. On court four, Mulholland traded games with Burich early on to level the match 2-2, before finding her rhythm and only dropping one more game in a quick victory, 6-3, 6-0.

In the top-spot, 10th-ranked Mar came out with energy and broke serve twice to take a 4-1 lead against Berner, en route to a 6-1 win in the first set. Mar continued her solid play in the second, with a number of outstanding defensive plays to keep points alive and forcing Berner into errors.

While Mar topped Berner, 6-1, 6-3, Clayton, ranked No. 53 in the ITA poll, dropped her first set, 3-6, to Chypyha, but was able to break serve in the second set to take an early 3-0 lead. Chypyha battled back, eventually pushing the set into a tie breaker, where Clayton edged Chypyha, 7-5, to claim the second set. Due to time constraints, the match with Clayton and Chypyha was left unfinished.

“[Before the match] we talked about playing with a purpose, I mean it is the same stuff as always, and playing disciplined,” Ashworth said. “I thought we did a good job with our decision making and that is something that we talked about. We have to be smarter when we play. We also want to play with energy, I said trust that your teammates are going to do the same thing and believe that your teammates are going to do the same thing, but with six matches going on, when you win a point, I want to hear you four courts away, so I thought at the beginning we definitely did a good job with that.”

The Blue Devils take to the court Sunday in the championship match of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend against the winner of the College of Charleston and Wyoming match. The championship is slated to begin at 4:00 p.m. at Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center.

Tennis Match Results

Wisconsin vs. Duke
Jan 26, 2013 at Durham, N.C.
(Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center)
#3 Duke 6, #74 Wisconsin 0

Singles Competition
1. #10 Hanna Mar (DUKE) def. Hannah Berner (WIS) 6-1, 6-3 2. #53 Mary Clayton (DUKE) vs. Lauren Chypyha (WIS) 3-6, 6-6 (7-5), unfinished 3. #40 Ester Goldfeld (DUKE) def. Katie Hoch (WIS) 6-1, 6-0 4. Annie Mulholland (DUKE) def. Lauren Burich (WIS) 6-3, 6-0 5. Monica Turewicz (DUKE) def. Anastasia Tripolskay (WIS) 6-2, 6-1 6. #53 Marianne Jodoin (DUKE) def. Helen Rabot (WIS) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles Competition
1. Mary Clayton/Ester Goldfeld (DUKE) def. Hannah Berner/Lauren Chypyha (WIS) 8-4 2. Marianne Jodoin/Annie Mulholland (DUKE) def. Lauren Burich/Helen Rabot (WIS) 8-2 3. Monica Turewicz/Hanna Mar (DUKE) vs. Katie Hoch/Anastasia Tripolskay (WIS) 5-4, unfinished

Comments

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • CBB: North Carolina vs. Ohio State

    Saturday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: UCLA vs Kentucky

    Saturday at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: San Diego at San Francisco

    Saturday at 8:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Panthers vs. Cleveland

    Monday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NHL: Hurricanes vs. Toronto

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • CBB: Duke vs. UConn

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on 620am

  • WBB: Duke vs. UMass Lowell

    Friday at 6:30 pm on 620am

Scoreboard
Local
Final
NCCU 108
BASC 52
 
Final
CHA 106
PHO 111
Final
NCSU 83
TENN 72
Final
CLE 98
ATL 127
Final
CHA 106
PHO 111
Final
DET 106
DAL 117
Final
BOS 109
ORL 92
Final
MIA 87
UTA 105
Final
TOR 105
BRK 89
1st OT
SAN 101
MEM 100
 
Half
POR 43
MIL 41
 
1st
DEN 29
HOU 22
 
2nd
LAC 30
IND 27
 
Final
UNT 78
LANG 65
 
Final
Terriers 64
DELST 72
 
Final
MSST 55
ARKST 69
Final
NCCU 108
BASC 52
 
Final
GMAS 99
CATAWBA 69
 
Final
WOFF 64
CSOU 58
 
Final
HIGH 106
FERR 48
 
Final
JVU 68
GWEBB 65
 
Final
ILL 73
HAMP 55
 
Final
BST 52
JMU 72
 
Final
YOUNG 84
KNST 90
 
Final
UMO 71
LONG 60
 
Final
PITT 65
MAN 56
Final
OSU 97
NCAT 55
Final
FSU 93
UNF 77
 
Final
TOL 83
RMU 57
 
Final
CAMP 70
SIUE 65
 
Final
DUQ 52
RFLSH 67
 
Final
NCSU 83
TENN 72
Final
UCF 75
DET 70
Final
UNCW 73
LIB 70
 
Final
LOYC 83
ABCHRIST 44
 
Final
MURST 94
ALCOR 56
 
Final
HOU 56
ARKPB 61
 
Final
NW 67
CMICH 80
Final
WKENT 75
CHIST 60
 
Final
ODU 58
UGST 54
 
Final
SMU 67
ILLCH 46
Final
LALAF 115
MLGN 76
 
Final
TULSA 74
MIZST 70
 
Final
UWGB 66
MORE 50
 
Final
NEOM 92
NCOL 82
 
Final
TTU 101
SCST 39
 
Final
DEN 83
TAMCC 73
 
Final
STEPH 66
TXST 60
 
Final
STLU 75
TXPA 69
 
Final
MEM 83
USCU 73
 
Final
ILLST 64
TENNM 54
 
Final
MSU 66
EMICH 46
 
Final
GRCN 80
INCWORD 82
 
Final
STAN 67
LMU 58
 
Final
BAY 66
NMST 55
 
2nd
CIN 54
SDST 52
 
2nd
AUB 78
WINT 61
 
Half
NMU 35
CARK 30
 
2nd
PEPP 28
HOW 25
 
2nd
CPSL 32
NE 38
 
1st
UNLV 26
PORT 22
 
1st
OREG 0
CSNO 0
 
1st
WASH 0
GRAM 0
 
Final
NJD 0
OTT 2
Final
MIN 2
BOS 3
2nd
VAN 0
DAL 0