WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Junior Hanna Mar and Senior Mary
Clayton won both of their singles matches on Saturday to advance to the
quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Regional Championships at the Wake Forest Indoor
Tennis Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. The tournament is set to continue on
Sunday with the final three rounds of the singles draw and the final two rounds
of doubles beginning at 9 a.m.
second round of the singles main draw, No. 35 Mar downed Brooke McAmis of
College of Charleston, 6-4, 6-2 before defeating Brooke McAmis of College of
Charleston, 6-4, 6-2, to advance. Clayton, ranked 44th in the preseason polls, edged Laura
Slater of North Carolina in three sets, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 before topping Nitooli
Wilkins of UNC-Greensboro, 6-3, 6-4.
Ester Goldfeld, ranked 68th, cruised past College of Charleston’s
Christin Newman, 6-2, 6-1 in the second round before falling to Katarina Popova
of South Carolina in a three sets, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4. Sophomore Annie Mulholland
outlasted Elisha Hande of North Carolina State, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in her second
round match-up, but was edged in the round of 16 by North Carolina’s Whitney Kay
, 6-4, 6-3.
doubles action, the duo of Mar and Goldfeld eliminated Frida Jansacker and Jordan
Johnston of Elon, 8-5 to advance to the semifinals of the main draw. Mar and
Goldfeld are slated to face Ashley Dai and Whitney Kay of North Carolina on
Sunday morning for a chance to advance to the championship match.
tournament is set to begin on Sunday at 9 a.m. Live stats can be found on the
tournament central homepage or by clicking here.
No. 35 Hanna Mar (Duke) def. Brooke McAmis (C of C), 6-4,
No. 44 Mary Clayton (Duke) def. Laura Slater (UNC), 6-3,
No. 68 Ester Goldfeld (Duke) def. Christin Newman (C of C),
No. 108 Annie Mulholland (Duke) def. Elisha Hande (NCSU), 6-4,
No. 35 Hanna Mar (Duke) def. Tessa Lyons (UNC), 7-5, 6-2
Popova (SC) def. No. 68 Ester Goldfeld
(Duke), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
No. 44 Mary Clayton (Duke) def. Nitooli Wilkins (UNCG), 6-3,
Kay (UNC) def. No. 108 Annie Mulholland
(Duke), 6-4, 6-3