Colleges

WTEN: No. 8 Carolina Thumps No. 3 Duke, 4-0

Posted February 11, 2013

— No. 8 North Carolina advanced to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships final for the second time in program history Sunday with a comprehensive 4-0 win over No. 3 Duke at the Boar's Head Sports Club. Carolina got singles wins from Zoe De Bruycker, Whitney Kay and Lauren McHale after dominating in doubles to earn a spot in Monday's final against No. 2 UCLA.

Unlike the last two days, Carolina (8-0) wasted no time in getting the early lead thanks to some stellar doubles play. The No. 51 combo of McHale and Tessa Lyons dropped Hanna Mar and Monica Turewicz, 8-2, on court three. De Bruycker and Gina Suarez-Malaguti then clinched the point with an 8-3 win on court two over Marianne Jodoin and Annie Mulhollland.

"We came out and just played so well in doubles, and it really carried over into singles," head coach Brian Kalbas said after the match. "We were very focused, especially at the top of the lineup, and we played very sound tennis all day."

Carolina took the opening set from the Blue Devils (6-1) on the top four courts and got straight-set victories from McHale, Kay and De Bruycker to advance to the final for the first time since 2010.

No. 111 McHale was first to finish, beating Mulholland on court four, 6-2, 6-2. No. 21 Kay followed with a 6-4, 7-5 win over No. 40 Ester Goldfeld on court three.

That left it up to Suarez-Malaguti and De Bruycker to earn the clinching point, and it was De Bruycker who edged out her classmate. The Saratoga, Calif., tri-captain bested No. 53 Clayton, 6-4, 6-2, while Suarez-Malaguti just missed out on a win over No. 10 Mar, as she led 6-2, 5-3 when play was suspended.

UNC will now face second-ranked and top-seeded UCLA in Monday's final. The defending champion Bruins were 4-1 winners over fourth-seeded Georgia in Sunday's first semifinal. Monday's final is set for an 11 a.m. start and live scoring is available on VirginiaSports.com.

No. 8 North Carolina 4, No. 3 Duke 0

Doubles
1. #8 Ashley Dai/Whitney Kay (NC) vs. Mary Clayton/Ester Goldfeld (DUKE), 7-4, unfinished
2. Gina Suarez-Malaguti/Zoe De Bruycker (NC) def. Marianne Jodoin/Annie Mulholland (DUKE), 8-3
3. #51 Tessa Lyons/Lauren McHale (NC) def. Hanna Mar/Monica Turewicz (DUKE), 8-2
Order of finish: 3, 2
Singles
1. #11 Gina Suarez-Malaguti (NC) vs. #10 Hanna Mar (DUKE), 6-2, 5-3, unfinished
2. #28 Zoe De Bruycker (NC) def. #53 Mary Clayton (DUKE), 6-4, 6-2
3. #21 Whitney Kay (NC) def. #40 Ester Goldfeld (DUKE), 6-4, 7-5
4. #111 Lauren McHale (NC) def. Annie Mulholland (DUKE), 6-2, 6-2
5. Monica Turewicz (DUKE) vs. #36 Caroline Price (NC), 7-5, 5-4, unfinished
6. #63 Marianne Jodoin (DUKE) vs. #65 Ashley Dai (NC), 7-6

Comments

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • NFL: Chicago at Detroit

    Thursday at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Philadelphia at Dallas

    Thursday at 4:00 pm on FOX50

  • SEC: Arkansas at Missouri

    Friday at 2:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • HSFB: Football Friday with Tom Suiter

    Friday at 11:35 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: Duke vs. Furman

    Tomorrow at 5:00 pm on 620am

  • CBB: NC State vs. Richmond

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • NHL: Hurricanes at Florida

    Tomorrow at 7:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

    Thursday at 12:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
ECU 58
FRES 52
7:00pm Tonight
CIN
NCCU
 
7:00pm Tonight
WAS
ATL
7:30pm Tonight
MIA
GSW
8:00pm Tonight
MIL
DET
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
SAC
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
CHI
7:00pm Tonight
UMO
OHIO
Final
ECU 58
FRES 52
Final
ELON 74
MRGST 73
 
2nd
MIZZ 45
PURD 64
 
2nd
MAR 30
HAW 41
 
4:00pm Today
UNF
LIB
 
4:30pm Today
CHAM
BYU
4:30pm Today
BUCK
MDES
4:30pm Today
UGST
WCU
6:00pm Tonight
UWGB
EVAN
7:00pm Tonight
ARST
ALA
7:00pm Tonight
OHIO
ARKPB
 
7:00pm Tonight
UNH
BU
 
7:00pm Tonight
OU
CHIST
7:00pm Tonight
TOL
DET
7:00pm Tonight
CLMB
FD
 
7:00pm Tonight
QUIN
HART
 
7:00pm Tonight
SFLA
HOF
7:00pm Tonight
HARV
HOU
7:00pm Tonight
BONA
JST
 
7:00pm Tonight
STJOE
LIU
 
7:00pm Tonight
SYR
GHND
 
7:00pm Tonight
MLOWELL
MTIDA
 
7:00pm Tonight
CIN
NCCU
 
7:00pm Tonight
VT
NIOWA
7:00pm Tonight
WOFF
OHVALLEY
 
7:00pm Tonight
TEMPL
PENN
7:00pm Tonight
RUTG
PETE
7:00pm Tonight
BGU
SEMIZ
7:00pm Tonight
LAS
Terriers
 
7:00pm Tonight
UVA
TENST
7:00pm Tonight
KENT
TXARL
7:00pm Tonight
FSU
CITA
7:00pm Tonight
PBY
TOCC
 
7:00pm Tonight
COOK
TENNM
 
7:00pm Tonight
WMARY
WILL
7:00pm Tonight
USB
WKENT
 
7:00pm Tonight
HIGH
WMPEACE
 
7:30pm Tonight
PSU
AKR
7:30pm Tonight
SMU
ARK
7:30pm Tonight
ARMY
BING
 
7:30pm Tonight
CSOU
CARK
 
7:30pm Tonight
UMBC
HOW
 
7:30pm Tonight
ARZ
KYST
7:30pm Tonight
OREG
VCU
8:00pm Tonight
SCST
CIU
 
8:00pm Tonight
CREI
EILL
8:00pm Tonight
ALAAM
JVST
 
8:00pm Tonight
ABCHRIST
JCHR
 
8:00pm Tonight
TXSA
LOYC
8:00pm Tonight
NDST
MNCROOK
 
8:00pm Tonight
NEB
NEOM
8:00pm Tonight
VANDY
NORST
 
8:00pm Tonight
STLU
NCAT
 
8:00pm Tonight
MTST
NARZ
8:00pm Tonight
TTU
NWST
 
8:00pm Tonight
TULA
SOUTH
 
8:00pm Tonight
ILLCH
STXAVIER
 
8:00pm Tonight
TEX
RFLSH
8:00pm Tonight
BRAD
TAMCC
 
8:00pm Tonight
SMISS
TROY
8:05pm Tonight
DRAK
IUPUI
8:05pm Tonight
ARKST
LAM
 
8:30pm Tonight
FLGC
USF
9:00pm Tonight
COL
AFA
9:00pm Tonight
IDAHO
BSU
9:00pm Tonight
GRCN
BUF
 
9:00pm Tonight
ORU
LALAF
9:00pm Tonight
CHAR
MIAMI
9:30pm Tonight
ISU
MD
9:30pm Tonight
UMO
NW
10:00pm Tonight
SDST
PITT
10:00pm Tonight
MICH
VILL
10:05pm Tonight
SACST
BRISTOL
 
11:00pm Tonight
USC
CSFU
11:00pm Tonight
STAN
DEL
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
WIN
8:00pm Tonight
NAS
LOS
8:00pm Tonight
STL
OTT
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
EDM
9:00pm Tonight
ARI
COL
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
CAL
10:00pm Tonight
VAN
NJD