April 20, 2012
CARY, N.C. – No. 2 Duke defeated NC State in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championships at the Cary Tennis Park on Friday, April 20. The Blue Devils topped the Pack 4-0, to move to 23-2 on the year. NC State falls to 8-16 for the 2012 season.
Duke got off to an early lead by winning the doubles point, taking victories on court No. 2 and No. 3. No. 27 Beatrice Capra and Rachel Kahan defeated Tatiana Illova and Nicole Martinez, 8-1, while Hannah Mar and Monica Gorny topped Elisha Hande and Chloe Smith, 8-2.
The duo of Joelle Kissell and Ashley Miller, ranked No. 76 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll, battled No. 23 Mary Clayton and Ester Goldfeld point for point on Court No. 1. After winning the first game, NC State dropped three straight to allow Duke to grab a 3-1 lead. The Pack battled back though, and tied the score at 5-all before the match was called.
No. 49 Hannah Mar defeated Chloe Smith on court No. 4, and No. 74 Mary Clayton beat Christy Sipes on court No. 5. No. 2 Beatrice Capra, the ACC Freshman of the Year and ACC Player of the Year, topped No. 31 Joelle Kissell in position No. 1 to lead to Clue Devils to a 4-0 victory.
1. No. 76 Kissell/Miller (NCSU) vs. No. 23 Clayton/Goldfeld (Duke), 5-5 (unfinished)
2. No. 27 Capra/Kahan (Duke) def. Illova/Martinez (NCSU), 8-1
3. Mar/Gorny (Duke) def. Smith/Hande (NCSU), 8-2
Order of finish: 2, 3*
1. No. 2 Beatrice Capra (Duke) def. No. 31 Joelle Kissell (NCSU), 6-0, 6-2
2. No. 111 Ester Goldfeld (Duke) led Tatiana Illova (NCSU), 7-5, 1-2
3. No. 92 Rachel Kahan (Duke) led Ashley Miller (NCSU), 6-4, 4-0
4. No. 49 Hanna Mar (Duke) def. Chloe Smith (NCSU), 6-1, 6-1
5. No. 74 Mary Clayton (Duke) def. Christy Sipes (NCSU), 7-5, 6-0
6. Nicole Martinez (NCSU) led No. 88 Monica Turewicz (Duke), 6-2, 0-5
Order of finish: 4, 5, 1*