Gina Suarez-Malaguti claimed the Black draw title Sunday.
Gina Suarez-Malaguti claimed the Black draw title Sunday.
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Suarez-Malaguti Claims Singles Title Sunday
Release: 09/16/2012

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.

Blue Draw

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

Black Draw

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

White Draw

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


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