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#10 Duke Blanks Furman, 7-0

Alex Moreno-Kaste
Alex Moreno-Kaste

DURHAM, N.C. -- Tenth-ranked Duke blanked Furman, 7-0, Saturday in women's tennis action at the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center in Durham, N.C. 

The Blue Devils picked up wins in the bottom two doubles matches to clinch the opening point.  Ester Goldfeld and Hanna Mar combined for a 6-3 win over freshman Ansley Speaks and Blair Martin at flight two, while Alyssa Smith and Marianne Jodoin teamed up to beat senior Margaret Boyette and freshman Karlee Bryde, 6-1, at number three.  The flight one doubles match was unfinished.

In singles play, Goldfield registered a 6-4, 6-1 win versus junior Alex Moreno-Kaste at flight one, and Mar topped Speaks, 6-1, 6-1 in the flight two contest.  In the number three match-up Smith posted a 6-1, 6-2 win over senior Katherine Oudin, while Annie Mulholland beat Bryde, 6-2, 6-3, at number four.  Jodoin blanked junior Kelly Sullivan, 6-0, 6-0, at flight five, and Rachel Kahan bested Boyette, 6-2, 6-0, in the number six match to complete the sweep.

Furman (1-1) will play at South Carolina Wednesday at 4 p.m. 


Furman vs Duke

Feb 1, 2014 at Durham, N.C.

(Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center)


#10 Duke 7, Furman 0

Singles competition

1. Ester Goldfeld (DU) def. Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) 6-4, 6-1

2. Hanna Mar (DU) def. Ansley Speaks (FUR) 6-1, 6-1

3. Alyssa Smith (DU) def. Katherine Oudin (FUR) 6-1, 6-2

4. Annie Mulholland (DU) def. Karlee Bryde (FUR) 6-2, 6-3

5. Marianne Jodoin (DU) def. Kelly Sullivan (FUR) 6-0, 6-0

6. Rachel Kahan (DU) def. Margaret Boyette (FUR) 6-2, 6-0


Doubles competition

1. Beatrice Capra/Annie Mulholland (DU) vs. Alex Moreno-Kaste/Katherine Oudin (FUR) 5-3, unfinished

2. Ester Goldfeld/Hanna Mar (DU) def. Ansley Speaks/Blair Martin (FUR) 6-3

3. Alyssa Smith/Marianne Jodoin (DU) def. Margaret Boyette/Karlee Bryde (FUR) 6-1


Match Notes:

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (6,5,2,3,1,4)

T-2:50 A-65