Duke freshman falls in national tennis semifinal
Duke freshman Meible Chi’s run at the 2016 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships came to an end Saturday, as she fell to the No. 3 singles player in the country in a semifinal round match.
Chi, who upset second-ranked Luisa Stefani in the round of 16 and defeated 89th-ranked Josie Kuhlman in the quarterfinal round, suffered a 6-1, 6-2 setback to third-ranked Francesca Di Lorenzo of Ohio State. The loss moved Chi’s record to 15-4.
Despite the loss Saturday, it is Chi’s second appearance in a semifinal for a USTA event. Earlier this year, Chi reached the semifinals of the 2016 USTA Spring Championships, but fell to eventual champion Kayla Day in straight sets.
UNC: Hayley Carter will play for the singles national title at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships from Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The senior star took down Astra Sharma of Vanderbilt in the semifinals on Saturday.
Carter, the No.1 ranked player in the country and the fourth seed, will take on top seed and third-ranked Francesca Di Lorenzo of Ohio State, the defending champion who won the event last year as a freshman.
Elon: The Phoenix fell into an early 10-0 hole to Towson and could not keep up, as it fell to the Tigers 23-6. With the loss, the Phoenix dropped to a 2-7 record with a 1-5 record in CAA play.
N.C. Central: The Eagles doubled up Delaware State in Dover Saturday for a 38-19 win. The win moves the Eagles to a 7-2 record and keeps them undefeated in MEAC play.
The Eagles’ next contest will be against the Howard at 2 p.m. on Saturday
Campbell: The Camels took charge against Davidson and defeated the Pioneer league foe with a 28-0 victory Saturday. The game was highlight by Jarod Joyner, who ran for a career high 184 rushing yards at Barker Lane Stadium
The Camels ended a three-game losing streak, while dealing the Wildcats their seventh straight loss.
Duke: For the fifth consecutive season, the Blue Devils men picked up the win at the Three Stripe Invitational, accumulating just 17 points to take the victory at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary on Saturday.
Five Blue Devils clocked personal-best 5K times, paced by junior Josiah Hanko, who posted a mark of 15:10.50.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack men’s and women’s teams dominated the competition at the Three Stripe Invitational on Saturday. All eight runners competing for the Wolfpack finished among the top 10 of competition.
Two true freshmen led the way for the Wolfpack in the men’s 5K race. Joe Bistritz and Tim Bason finished fourth and fifth overall in 15:05.98 and 15:08.05, respectively.
Unattached true freshman Anna Vess led a commanding race, finishing first in the 5,000m race well ahead of the competition. Vess broke the 18-minute barrier, crossing the line in 17:57.49. Rebekah Greengrass (18:15.53), Lauren Velasco (18:25.36) and Theresa Enright (18:26.75) finished close behind in third, fourth and fifth place, respectively.
Mt. Olive: Adam Craig led the Trojans to the NCAA Division II men’s Southeast Regional championship Saturday in Montevallo, Ala. The Trojans took the team championship as well as the individual championship with Craig. The women’s team finished sixth at the Southeast Regional, with Leah Hanle taking the individual championship.
Duke: The Duke men's tennis team received strong Saturday performances from junior Nicolas Alvarez and freshman Robert Levine at a pair of tournaments. Alvarez won two matches at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship to advance to the consolation championship match while Levine moved to the finals of the Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court Classic in Florida.
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UNC: The Tar Heels men’s and women’s teams wrapped up a two-day ACC dual meet at the Ralph Wright Natatorium against Louisville Saturday. The Cardinals women prevailed 209-144 over the Tar Heels, while the Cardinals men downed the Tar Heels 241-114.
Duke: In the final tune-up prior to the season opener on Nov. 11 at Liberty, the Blue Devils will host the University of Charleston at 6 p.m. on Sunday, in an exhibition contest in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Admission will be free.
Duke: The Blue Devils wrestling team will get its first glimpse at wrestlers in different singlets Sunday when the Blue Devils travel to Salem, Va., for the Southeast Open. Previously called the Hokie Open, wrestling action gets underway Sunday with live streaming from FloWrestling starting at 10 a.m.
Raleigh Sports Club: Bryan Kersey, ACC Supervisor of Basketball Officials, will be the special guest speaker Nov. 9. Kersey will give attendees the inside scoop on the future direction of officiating including video replay, block/charge, traveling, etc.
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