The No. 3 Georgia women’s tennis team was defeated by No. 5 Duke in the second round of the ITA National Indoor Tournament on Saturday afternoon, 4-2.
In doubles, No. 42 Katarina Jokic and Anna Hertel picked up a win on court one defeating Kelly Chen and Chloe Beck 6-3. The Blue Devils evened it up with a win of their own on court two defeating Elena Christofi and Marta Gonzalez 6-2. Coming down to No. 48 Meg Kowalski and Morgan Coppoc on court three, Duke took the doubles point after a 6-3 win.
In singles, No;. 18 Ma evened up the score with a 6-1, 7-5 win over No. 74 Margaryta Bilokin on court two. Duke picked up two more points to extend their lead to 3-1 after Christofi fell on court five to No. 17 Beck 6-4, 6-2. Hertel fought back but ultimately fell just short in a tiebreaker to No. 89 Meible Chi 6-1, 7-6 (8-6). No. 90 Gonzalez picked the Dawgs back up after 7-6 (7-2), 7-5 win on court three against Yasmine Mansouri. Coming down to No. 41 Jokic and No. 56 Kowalski each fighting in the third set, it was No. 10 Kelly Chen defeating Jokic 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 to seal the win for Duke. Kowalski went unfinished in the third set up 1-0.
The Bulldogs will be back in action to compete in consolation play against No. 8 N.C. State who fell to No. 2 North Carolina 4-1 on Feb. 9 at 8 a.m. before returning to Athens to begin conference play against No. 22 Tennessee on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Noon.
1. No. 42 Katarina Jokic/ Anna Hertel (UGA) def. Kelly Chen/ Chloe Beck (Duke) 6-3
2. Margaryta Bilokin/ Meible Chi (Duke) def. Marta Gonzalez/ Elena Christofi (UGA) 6-2
3. Summer Dvorak/ Yasmine Mansouri (Duke) def. No. 48 Meg Kowalski/ Morgan Coppoc (UGA) 6-3
1. No. 10 Kelly Chen (Duke) def. No. 41 Katarina Jokic (UGA) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
2. No. 18 Lea Ma (UGA) def.No. 74 Margaryta Bilokin (Duke) 6-1, 7-5
3. No. 90 Marta Gonzlaez (UGA) def. Yasmine Mansouri (Duke) 7-6 (7-2), 7-5
4. No. 87 Meible Chi (Duke) def. Anna Hertel (UGA) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)
5. No. 17 Chloe Beck (Duke) def. Elena Christofi (UGA) 6-4, 6-2
6. No. 56 Meg Kowalski (UGA) vs. Summer Dvorak (Duke) Unfinished 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 1-0
Order of Finish