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Women's Tennis Falls to No. 10 Duke in Opening Match of ITA Kick-Off

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 01/24/2014
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New York- The No. 53 women’s tennis team traveled south to Durham, N.C.  to face No. 10 Duke on the first day of the ITA Kick-off Weekend tournament, opening the tournament with a loss to the host Blue Devils, 4-0.

No. 10 Duke ultimately won the doubles point after taking the No. 1 and 3 matches, taking an early 1-0 lead in the match. No. 20 ranked Crystal Leung and Tina Jiang took down the No. 14 ranked Duke duo of Annie Mulholland and Ester Goldfeld, 7-5, in the No. 2 doubles match.

The Blue Devils solidified their win by taking the No. 4, 5, and 6 singles matches in straight sets.  Columbia’s No. 101 Bianca Sanon and No. 75 Kanika Vaidya were tied in the second set after dropping the first set at the No. 1 and 2 spots, respectively, when match was stopped.

The Lions will face No. 53 Tulane in the consolation match on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 9 a.m.  Live stats will be available.

No. 10 Duke 4, No. 53 Columbia 0
Singles Competition
1. No. 3 Beatrice Capra (DU) vs No. 101 Bianca Sanon (COL) 6-3, 2-2 unfinished 
2. No. 45 Ester Goldfeld (DU) vs. No. 75 Kanika Vaidya (COL) 6-1, 4-4 unfinished
3. No. 49 Hanna Mar (DU) vs. Tina Jiang (COL) 6-2, 2-3 unfinished
4. Alyssa Smith (DU) def. Crystal Leung (COL) 6-1, 6-1 
5. Marianne Jodoin (DU) def. Tiana Takenaga (COL) 6-0, 6-0 
6. Rachel Kahan (DU) def. Ioana Alecsiu (COL) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles Competition
1. Beatrice Capra/Hanna Mar (DU) def. No. 24 Bianca Sanon/Kanika Vaidya (COL) 7-6 (7-4
2. No. 20 Crystal Leung/Tina Jiang (COL) def. No. 14 Annie Mulholland/Ester Goldfeld (DU) 7-5
3. Marianne Jodoin/Alyssa Smith (DU) def. Tiana Takenaga/Ioana Alecsiu (COL) 6-1

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