NCAA Womens Tennis

Blue Devils Move on to NCAA Second Round with 4-0 Win Over W&M


DURHAM – The sixth-seeded Duke women’s tennis team opened the NCAA Tournament on Friday in Durham with a quick 4-0 victory over William & Mary at Ambler Tennis Stadium.  The Blue Devils moved on to the second round to face No. 20 UCLA on Saturday at 5 p.m.

With the victory, Duke improved to 23-4 overall, while William & Mary fell to 15-6.  The Blue Devils won their 27th-straight home match and 11th in a row in NCAA Tournament action.  

How It Happened

•    Duke came out in doubles and had a hot start as No. 82 Karolina Berankova and Emma Jackson won the first five games to take a 5-0 lead on Elisa Van Meeteren and Emma Fernald.  The Blue Devils went on to win 6-1 on court two.

•    On court three, Duke’s Iuliia Bryzgalova and Georgia Drummy won the first game and after being tied, 1-1, won five straight games to take the doubles point, 6-1, versus Hedda Gurholt and Emma Pell.

•    Duke’s 69th-ranked Ellie Coleman and Chloe Beck won three crucial deuce points and were leading 5-1 against Sofiya Kuzina and Ine Stange on court one when the point was clinched.

•    The Blue Devils kept the momentum going in singles by winning the first set on all six courts.

•    On court six, Brianna Shvets of the Blue Devils took a 4-0 lead early in the first set.  After dropping two games, Shvets won the first set, 6-2, over Pell.  Shvets was impressive in the second…

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