NCAA Womens Tennis

Jackson Closes Action at ITA All-American with Two Wins

Jackson Closes Action at ITA All-American with Two Wins


CARY, N.C. – The Duke women’s tennis team closed action at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American Championships on Tuesday with junior Emma Jackson collecting a pair of singles victories, including her 50th career victory, at the Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C.

A product of La Grange Park, Ill., Jackson opened the day with a straight-set victory over 49th-ranked Sofiya Chekhlystova of Penn State in the qualifying consolation bracket.  The win was the 50th of Jackson’s three-year career with the Blue Devils.  

Jackson then faced Miami’s 52nd-ranked Isabella Pfennig to close action.  Pfennig came out hot winning the first set, 6-2, but Jackson rebounded to sweep the final two sets, 6-3, 6-2, to win the match.  

After collecting an impressive victory Monday over 29th-ranked Nicole Khirin, 6-2, 7-6 (5), Duke freshman Shavit Kimchi dropped her next match Tuesday in qualifying, 1-6, 1-6, to 110th-ranked Sophie Abrams of NC State.  

Duke will next compete in the ITA Regionals Oct. 19-23 in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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Tuesday, Oct. 3

Singles

#110 Sophie Abrams (NC State) def. Shavit Kimchi (Duke) 6-1, 6-1

#36 Emma Jackson (Duke) def. #49 Sofiya Chekhlystova (Penn State) 6-3, 6-4

#36 Emma Jackson (Duke) def. #52 Isabella Pfennig (Miami) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

 

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