NCAA Womens Tennis

Blue Devils Move Home Win Streak to 21; Defeat Louisville, 7-0

Blue Devils Move Home Win Streak to 21; Defeat Louisville, 7-0

DURHAM – The 11th-ranked Duke women’s tennis team collected its 21st straight home victory on Sunday as the Blue Devils registered a 7-0 victory over Louisville at Ambler Tennis Stadium in Durham, N.C.

Senior Chloe Beck of the Blue Devils collected her 19th consecutive ACC regular season singles victory on the day and improved to 12-0 in dual match play this year and 28-2 over her career in ACC play.  Duke moved to 13-2 overall and 3-1 in the ACC, while Louisville fell to 7-6, 0-4 on the year.  

How It Happened

•    After dropping the first game on court three, Duke’s Iuliia Bryzgalova and Georgia Drummy won six straight games to win, 6-1, over Tyra Richardson and Jamilah Snells in doubles.

•    On court one, Duke’s 18th-ranked Chloe Beck and Cameron Morra only dropped one game en route to clinching the doubles point for the Blue Devils with a 6-1 victory over Andrea Di Palma and Rhea Verma.  

•    Duke was leading, 5-3, on court two when the Blue Devils clinched the point as Karolina Berankova and Ellie Coleman were battling Sasha Gorchanyuk and Maria Campos.  

•    The Blue Devil were able to get quick points on courts five and six to go ahead, 3-0.  

•    Bryzgalova never trailed on court five as she defeated Campos, 6-1, 6-2, while only dropping three games.

•    Graduate student Brianna Shvets never trailed as well on court six as she registered a 6-2, 6-0 win over Gorchanyuk.  

•    For the third time this season and the ninth time in her career, Emma Jackson clinched the match for Duke.  On court three, she collected a 6-2, 6-2 win over Verma.  In the second set, Jackson jumped out to a 5-0 lead and then broke Verma’s serve to clinch the victory, 6-2.

•    Beck put Duke’s fifth point on the scoreboard.  She dropped the first two games to Di Palma, but came back to win two huge deuce points to even the match, 2-2.  After going ahead, 4-2, Di Palma battled back to even the match once again, 4-4.  Beck led 5-4 and 6-5, before breaking Di Palma’s serve to win the first set, 7-5, which was also a deuce point.  In the second set, Beck never trailed winning, 6-1.  

•    On court two, Morra totaled a 6-2, 4-6, 10-1 win over Snells.  After never trailing in the first set, Morra could not get a lead in the second.  In the third set…

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