Women's Tennis Falls 4-3 at Duke
Box Score March 22, 2015
DURHAM, N.C. – No. 24 Duke stopped No. 8 Virginia’s seven-match winning streak with a 4-3 win over the Cavaliers in ACC women’s tennis action on Sunday (March 22) at Ambler Tennis Stadium.
The Cavaliers fall to 12-3 overall and 5-1 in the ACC, while Duke improves to 11-5, 6-0 ACC. Virginia recorded the doubles point and received wins from Maci Epstein (Winter Park, Fla.) and Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) in the loss.
UVa continued its strong doubles play by posting identical 8-5 wins on courts two and three. Elbaba and Epstein topped Rachel Kahan and Alyssa Smith on court three and the 23rd-ranked tandem of Cassie Mercer (Huntington, W.Va.) and Skylar Morton (Bethesda, Md.) beat Ester Goldfeld and Beatrice Capra on court two.
In singles, No. 87 Samantha Harris topped No. 25 Stephanie Nauta (Galveston, Texas) 6-2, 6-1 on court three, but Epstein gave UVa its last lead after winning by retirement (6-3, 3-1) over Chalena Scholl on court five.
The Blue Devils won three consecutive singles matches to gain the win. No. 106 Kahan beat Morton 7-5, 6-3 on court four and No. 30 Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) fell 7-5, 6-4 to No. 51 Goldfeld on court two. Duke clinched the win with Mulholland’s 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 comeback win over Mercer on court six. Top-ranked Elbaba added a three-set win over Capra on court one.
Virginia hosts 14th-ranked Miami on Friday, March 27. First serve at Snyder Tennis Center is set for 4 p.m. Live video and scoring is available on VirginiaSports.com.