No. 12 Wake Forest Downed by No. 2 Duke
No. 33 Emma Davis forced Duke's No. 10 Samantha Harris to a third set.
March 2, 2018
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By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWTennis)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The No. 12 Wake Forest women's tennis team fell to No. 2 Duke, 7-0, on Friday evening inside the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.
The Blue Devils (9-1, 2-0 ACC) pulled away late in two doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead heading into singles competition. Duke struck first with a 6-4 win at No. 3. Minutes later, they clinched the point with a 6-3 win at No. 2.
For Wake Forest (8-4, 0-2 ACC), Chandler Carter and Emma Davis led their match at No. 1, 5-3, when the Blue Devils claimed the point.
Duke carried over its momentum into singles play, taking the first set in five out of six matches. The Blue Devils received a 6-1, 6-4 win from No. 22 Kelly Chen at No. 3 to take a 2-0 match lead over the Deacs.
Then, after a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 2, they were just a point away from clinching the match. Playing No. 4 singles, No. 47 Meible Chi claimed the match for Duke with a 6-4, 6-4 victory.
The Demon Deacons took three matches into a third set, but the Blue Devils came away victorious in all three. Davis took the first set from No. 10 Samantha Harris, but Harris battled back to take the second and third sets and win the match.
Three of Wake Forest's four losses this season have come against top-five opponents.
Up next, the Deacs remain home for two matches this Sunday, March 4. First, Wake Forest will host ACC foe Virginia Tech at 12 p.m. before concluding the weekend against Elon at 4:30 p.m.
1. No. 31 Chandler Carter / Emma Davis (WF) vs. No. 5 Samantha Harris / Kelly Chen (DUKE) 5-3, unfinished
2. No. 3 Ellyse Hamlin / Kaitlyn McCarthy (DUKE) def. Anna Ulyashchenko / Eliza Omirou (WF) 6-3
3. Mieble Chi / Hannah Zhao (DUKE) def. Mary Caroline Meredith / Alexis Franco (WF) 6-4
1. No. 10 Samantha Harris (DUKE) def. No. 33 Emma Davis (WF) 2-6, 6-2,
2. No. 87 Kaitlyn McCarthy (DUKE) def. No. 63 Eliza Omirou (WF) 6-4, 6-2
3. No. 22 Kelly Chen (DUKE) def. Chandler Carter (WF) 6-1, 6-4
4. No. 47 Meible Chi (DUKE) def. Anna Ulyashchenko (WF) 6-4, 6-4
5. Ellysa Hamlin (DUKE) def Joanna Zalewski (WF) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8)
6. Hannah Zhao (DUKE) def. Mary Caroline Meredith (WF) 6-4, 0-6, 6-2