Terps Take Doubles Crown at Kitty Harrison Invite

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Caroline Williams and Ekaterina Tour teamed up to win the doubles bracket at the Kitty Harrison Invitational hosted by the University of North Carolina.

Williams and Tour won all three of their matches, which were against pairs from UNC-Charlotte, Davidson and Elon. This was the second doubles championship this fall for the duo. They had previously won at the Cissie Leary Invitational. Williams has won three doubles events this fall, as she paired up with fellow sophomore Arnelle Sullivan to win the doubles bracket at the Bedford Cup.

The team got off to a hot start on Friday morning, with Williams and Tour defeating Alexandra Lee and Megan Smith of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. The Terps would go on to split the match-up, as Cassandre Thebault and Olivia Gaudreault dropped their match 8-1.

In their second doubles match of the day, Williams and Tour emerged victorious again, defeating a pair from Davidson by a score of 8-6. The two wins on the day put them at the top of the leaderboard with six points headed into Saturday’s competition.

Sullivan and Katsiaryna Yemelyanenka teamed up to get their first win of the weekend, defeating another duo from Davidson 8-2.

The Terps met Big Ten rival Penn State later on in the day for the first singles matches of the weekend. Maryland took three-of-four matches, with the wins coming from Tour, Sullivan and Yemelyanenka. Tour’s win put her in a tie for first place on the singles leaderboard with six points, with Sullivan closely behind with five.

Maryland continued its dominant play on Saturday, sweeping its opening doubles match against Elon. Williams and Tour picked up their third victory of the tournament, winning a nail-biter 7-6 and clinching the doubles championship.

 Sullivan and Yemelyanenka won their second match of the weekend and a new pair of Gaudreault and freshman Saya Usui also won by a score of 8-4.

The Terps faced host North Carolina in singles on Saturday afternoon and took three-of-four matches. Sullivan, Yemelyanenka and Thebault all won while Tour dropped her match in a three-set thriller.

Maryland split its match against ECU to wrap up play in North Carolina. Yemelyanenka, Thebault and Williams all won in straight sets.

This was Maryland’s final event of the fall season. The Terps will now look ahead to their spring slate which begins with a match at West Virginia University on January 29th.