DURHAM – For the opening weekend of the fall campaign, the Duke women’s tennis team will split up and head to the Debbie Southern Fall Classic and the Kitty Harrison Invitational.
The duo of junior Ellie Coleman and freshman Shavit Kimchi travel to Greensville, S.C., where they will compete in the Mickel Tennis Center along with 13 other teams. Live streaming will be available here.
Two rounds of doubles will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, followed by a round of singles at 1 p.m. Play will continue on Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 9 a.m., each day. Admission is free to the event. Follow @FurmanWTennis on social media for updates in case of inclement weather.
Coleman and Kimchi face Nevena Carton and Whitley Pate Friday morning at 9 a.m., in doubles to kick off the action. Coleman will then face No. 16 Irina Cantos Siemers of Ohio State, while Kimchi goes up against No. 27 Sydni Ratliff of Ohio State in singles. Both matches will start at 1 p.m.
The trio of Emma Jackson, Karolina Berankova and Katie Codd make the short trek to Chapel Hill, N.C., to compete in the Chewning Tennis Center. A total of 12 institutions will compete over the weekend with doubles beginning at 9 a.m., followed by singles play. Admission is free and fans can watch the action here with video.
At 10:15 a.m., Friday No. 36 Jackson faces Sophie Williams of Florida and then Berankova goes up against Qavia Lopez of Florida, while Codd takes on Ruxi Schech of Charlotte at 11:15 a.m. Duke’s duo of Jackson and Berankova faces Sara McClure and Lindsay Zink of North Carolina in doubles on Friday.
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