NCAA Womens Tennis

Ashworth Adds Ava Krug in Early Signing Period

Ashworth Adds Ava Krug in Early Signing Period

DURHAM – Duke women’s tennis head coach Jamie Ashworth announced Thursday the signing of Ava Krug to a national letter of intent. Krug, a native of Sarasota, Fla., will join the Blue Devils in August of 2024.  

Krug will join her brothers, Connor and Jake, in Durham for the 2024-25 campaign as the duo are on the Blue Devil men’s tennis team.  The trio will have one season at Duke together as Connor and Jake will be seniors next year.  

“What a great addition to the Duke women’s tennis family,” said Ashworth.  “We could not be more excited for Ava and her family.  Ava brings a passion for tennis and for Duke that is unrivaled and we cannot wait to get on the court and start working with her.  Her desire, determination and unrelenting work ethic are all characteristics that will enable her to have a tremendously successful college career and beyond.  Welcome to the bull city!”

Ranked as high as No. 7 in the 2024 class, Krug is a Blue-Chip recruit on Tennis Recruiting and owns a career-best Junior ITF ranking of No. 57.  She has been ranked in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) top-10 throughout junior tennis.  

Krug competed in juniors at the 2023 Australian Open in both singles and doubles, while also seeing action in juniors at Roland Garros (2022 – singles) and the U.S. Open (2022 – singles and doubles).  She was the doubles champion at the Intercollegiate Tennis Federation (ITF) Grade 3 in 2021, while winning the doubles title and advancing to the semifinals in singles at the ITF Grade 4 in Jamaica in 2019.  

In 2022, Krug was also a singles finalist in College Park, Md., at the ITF Grade 1, singles semifinalist and doubles finalist at ITF Grade 1 in Colombia, singles quarterfinalist and doubles finalist at ITF Grade 1 in Mexico, East Bow Singles and Doubles quarterfinalist at ITF Grade 1 in Indian Wells, Calif., and a singles and doubles quarterfinalist at the ITF Grade 1 in San Diego, Calif.

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