LOS ANGELES – Texas Tech’s No. 9 Samantha Adams and Kenna Kilgo held on for a solid 8-6 win over No. 31 Ester Goldfeld and Annie Mulholland of Duke in the Round of 16 at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships on Thursday at the Riviera Tennis Club.
“I am very pleased with how poised Sam and Kenna played at the end of the match,” said head coach Todd Petty. “Duke is a very good team and we had to play well to pull that one out.”
The win catapulted the Lady Raider duo into the quarterfinals of the event. Texas Tech’s Adams and Kilgo will face the No. 54 USC tandem of Giuliana Olmos and Zoë Scandalis, who upset the No. 4 Oklahoma team of Hermon Brhane and Whitney Ritchie, 8-4. They will meet on Friday at 11 a.m. CT.
Thurday’s Qualifying Results
Round of 16
(8) #9 Samantha Adams / Kenna Kilgo (TT) def. #31 Ester Goldfeld / Annie Mulholland (Duke) 8-6
(8) #9 Samantha Adams / Kenna Kilgo (TT) vs. Giuliana Olmos / Zoë Scandalis (USC), Friday, 11 a.m. CT