Cardinals Fall to No 3 Duke

first_imgThe Blue Devils (14-2, 6-1 ACC) took an early lead with doubles wins on courts 1 and 2. The Cardinals’ duo of Chloe Hamlin and Aleksandra Mally fell 6-2 to Maria Mateas and Margaryta Bilokin at the No. 3 spot. Dina Chaika and Sena Suswam lost a 6-2 decision to #69-ranked Ellyse Hamlin and Kelly Chen at No. 1. “I feel like we took a step forward,” said head coach Mark Beckham. “I’m all about playing like we practice, and I finally saw that today. That’s an elite-level team talent wise that we just played, so for us to battle showed that we trust what we do and we can beat some good teams. That was just an elite team.” Match Notes:Duke 14-2 (6-1); National ranking #3Louisville 10-8 (2-6)Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (6,4,5,3,2,1)T-2:48 A-112 Print Friendly Version Box Score LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville women’s tennis team fell to #3 Duke 7-0 on Friday afternoon at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. Photo Gallery Story Links On court three, Raven Neely lost the first set 7-5 but came rallied back to win the second set 6-3. She ultimately fell to #14 Meible Chi in the third set, 6-2. On court two, Aleksandra Mally fell to #22 Kelly Chen 7-6 (1-0), 7-5. To end the match, #15 Maria Mateas bested Sena Suswm 7-6 (1-0), 6-4.center_img In singles action, Diana Wong fell to Margaryta Bilokin on court four 6-0, 6-1 to put the Blue Devils up 2-0 in the match. On court five, Hannah Zhao defeated Dina Chaika 6-2, 6-4. Tennis Match Results Duke vs Louisville 3/22/2019 at Louisville, Ky. (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center) #3 Duke 7, Louisville 0 Singles Competition1. #15 Maria Mateas (DU) def. Sena Suswam (LOU) 7-6 (1-0), 6-42. #22 Kelly Chen (DU) def. Aleksandra Mally (LOU) 7-6 (1-0), 7-53. #14 Meible Chi (DU) def. Raven Neely (LOU) 7-5, 3-6, 6-24. Margaryta Bilokin (DU) def. Diana Wong (LOU) 6-0, 6-15. Hannah Zhao (DU) def. Dina Chaika (LOU) 6-2, 6-4 6. Louisville forfeitsDoubles Competition1. #69 Ellyse Hamlin/Kelly Chen (DU) def. Dina Chaika/Sena Suswam (LOU) 6-22. Raven Neely/Diana Wong (LOU) vs. #36 Meible Chi/Kaitlyn McCarthy (DU) 4-5, unfinished3. Maria Mateas/Margaryta Bilokin (DU) def. Chloe Hamlin/Aleksandra Mally (LOU) 6-2 Up next, the Cardinals host #17 Wake Forest at 12 p.m. on Sunday.last_img