NCAA Womens Tennis

Blue Devils Register 4-0 Win Over ETSU in NCAA First Round


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The 21st-ranked Duke women’s tennis team opened action Saturday morning in the NCAA Tournament first round with a 4-0 victory over 65th-ranked East Tennessee State at the Goodfriend Tennis Center in Knoxville, Tenn.Β 
Duke won its 30th straight NCAA Tournament first round contest and has won 32-straight individual matches in NCAA first round action dating back to 2016.Β  The Blue Devils improved to 16-9 overall, while the Buccaneers dropped to 17-8.Β 
Up next for the Blue Devils will be 16th-seeded Tennessee (19-7) on Sunday, May 5 at 1 p.m.
How It Happened

  • In doubles action, the Blue Devil tandem of Emma Jackson and Shavit Kimchi were impressive from the start jumping out to a 5-0 lead against Sofia Markova and Alessandra Caceres.The duo eventually took the court, 6-1.
  • On courts one and three, the matches were tight early, before Duke pulled away.
  • The Duke duo of Brianna Shvets and Iuliia Bryzgalova fell behind 0-1 and 1-2, against Jana Rovira and Ralitsa Alexandrova on court three, before winning a key deuce point to even the match, 2-2.The Blue Devils broke the Bucs on deuce to take their first lead and didn’t drop a game the rest of the way.Shvets and Bryzgalova clinched the doubles point with a 6-2 victory.
  • On court one, the Blue Devil team of Katie Codd and Karolina Berankova also dropped the first game, but then won two straight to take a 2-1 lead.After ETSU evened the score, 2-2, Duke broke the Bucs on a deuce point to take a 3-2 lead and led 5-2 when the doubles point was clinched.
  • In singles action, the Blue…

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