Women's Tennis Kicks Off Fall Action Friday

Women’s Tennis Kicks Off Fall Action Friday

DURHAM- The Duke women’s tennis team took the courts on Friday for the first time this fall as all nine Blue Devils saw action in the Debbie Southern Fall Classic and the Milwaukee Tennis Classic. The Blue Devils will resume action on Saturday.

Debbie Southern Fall Classic (Furman, SC)

Two of the three doubles teams won two matches to advance to the flight championships on Saturday at the Debbie Southern Fall Classic. The duo of Cameron Morra and Chloe Beck defeated Shelly Bereznyak/Kathleen Jones, 8-5, and then totaled a tight, 8-7 (7-4), win against Ava Hraster/Kylie Bilchev of Georgia Tech. Duke’s Emma Jackson and Brianna Shvets also collected a pair of victories on Friday. The Blue Devils defeated Dharani Niroshan/Emily Surcey of Mississippi State, 8-1, and then totaled an 8-2 win over Madeline Atway/Dani Schoenly of Ohio State.

In singles action, Shvets collected a 6-4, 6-3 win over Alessia Tagliente of Mississippi State, while freshman Katie Codd looked solid in her Duke debut winning 6-2, 6-0 over Whitley Pate of Wake Forest.

Friday, Sept. 16

Maria Rizzolo (Mississippi State) def. #6 Cameron Morra (Duke) 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 2-1 ret.
#86 Casie Wooten (Wake Forest) def. #5 Chloe Beck (Duke) 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3
Anna Brylin (Wake Forest) def. #70 Iuliia Bryzgalova (Duke) 6-4, 6-1
#57 Brianna Shvets (Duke) def. Alessia Tagliente (Mississippi State) 6-4, 6-3

Katie Codd (Duke) def. Whitley Pate (Wake Forest) 6-2, 6-0
Ana Cruz (South Carolina) def. Karolina Berankova (Duke) 3-6, 5-2 ret.

Second Round
Saturday, Sept. 17

#57 Brianna Shvets (Duke) vs. Bridget StammelVanderbilt
#70 Iuliia Bryzgalova (Duke) vs. Jessica Dawson (Furman)
#6 Cameron Morra (Duke) vs. #64 Holly Staff (Vanderbilt)
#5 Chloe Beck (Duke) vs. Mahak Jain (Georgia Tech)

Katie Codd (Duke) vs. Sonya Macavei (Vanderbilt)

Karolina Berankova (Duke) vs. Emily Surcey (Mississippi State)

Friday, Sept. 16
First Round

Cameron Morra/Chloe Beck (Duke) def. Shelly Bereznyak/Kathleen Jones (Ohio State) 8-5
Elise Mills/Ana Cruz (South Carolina) def. Karolina Berankova/Iuliia Bryzgalova (Duke) 8-5

Emma Jackson/Brianna Shvets (Duke) def. Dharani Niroshan/Emily Surcey (Mississippi State) 8-1

Second Round

Cameron Morra/Chloe Beck (Duke) def. Ava Hraster/Kylie Bilchev (Georgia Tech) 8-7 (7-4)

Karolina Berankova/Iuliia Bryzgalova (Duke) def. Daniella Medvedeva/Cristina Mayorova (Clemson) 8-4

Emma Jackson/Brianna Shvets (Duke) def. Madeline Atway/Dani Schoenly (Ohio State) 8-2

Doubles Flight 1 Championship
Saturday, Sept. 17

Cameron Morra/Chloe Beck (Duke) vs. Reilly Tran/Carson Tanguilig – North Carolina

Doubles Flight 2 Consolation Championship

Karolina Berankova/Iuliia Bryzgalova (Duke) vs. Alexandra Mikhailuk/Maria Rizzolo (Mississippi State)

Doubles Flight 3 Championship

Emma Jackson/Brianna Shvets (Duke) vs. Marcella Cruz/Bridget Stammel (Vanderbilt)

Milwaukee Tennis Classic (Milwaukee, Wis.)

The Blue Devils opened play in Milwaukee, Wisc., in the Milwaukee Tennis Classic with Georgia Drummy and Ellie Coleman notching a 6-4 double win over Liz Norman and Kennedy Gibbs of Purdue. Coleman continued her winning ways in singles totaling a straight-set win, 6-0, 6-0, over Emma Valletta of VCU to advance to the second round. Coleman then dropped a close match, 4-6, 6-2, 0-1 (7) to 85th-ranked Naomi Cheong of Southern California.

Drummy was trailing Miska Kadleckova, 6-5, when she was forced to retire in singles.

Friday, Sept. 16

Miska Kadleckova (Iowa St) def. #8 Georgia Drummy (Duke) 6-5, back.

Ellie Coleman (Duke) def. Emma Valletta (VCU) 6-0, 6-0

Second Round
#85 Naomi Cheong (Southern California) def. Ellie Coleman (Duke) 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (7)

Friday, Sept. 16

Georgia Drummy/Ellie Coleman (Duke) def. Liz Norman/Kennedy Gibbs (Purdue) 6-4

Saturday, Sept. 17

Georgia Drummy/Ellie Coleman (Duke) vs. Natalie Boesing/Norah Balthazor (Butler)

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