CHAPEL HILL --- Gina Suarez-Malaguti defeated teammate Whitney Kay in straight sets to win the Black draw final of the Duke Fab Four Invitational Sunday at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. Play was moved to the UNC facility after inclement weather made courts at the Cary Tennis Park unplayable. Tessa Lyons defeated No. 20 Aeriel Ellis of Texas, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 10-8, in a Black draw consolation match.
In the Blue draw third-place match, Zoe De Bruycker defeated No. 44 Mary Clayton of Duke, 6-7 (6), 6-2, 13-11. Laura Slater also won a three-setter in Blue draw consolation action, taking out Purdue's Krisztina Kapitany, 7-5, 0-6, 11-9.
Freshman Ashley Dai won the consolation final in the White draw, dropping Purdue's Daniela Vidal in three sets, 2-6, 7-6 (7), 10-4.
Next up for the Tar Heels is the Furman Fall Classic. The annual event is set for Sept. 21-23 in Greenville, N.C.
Laura Slater (UNC) def. Krisztina Kapitany (Purdue), 7-5, 0-6, 11-9
#26 Zoe De Bruycker (UNC) def. #44 Mary Clayton (Duke), 6-7 (6), 6-2, 13-11
Gina Suarez-Malaguti (UNC) def. Whitney Kay (UNC), 6-2, 6-0
Tessa Lyons (UNC) def. #20 Aeriel Ellis (Texas), 6-7 (2), 6-4, 10-8
Ashley Dai (UNC) def. Daniela Vidal (Purdue), 2-6, 7-6 (7), 10-4
Marianne Jodoin (Duke) def. Caroline Price (UNC), 6-1, 5-7, 10-6