Duke at  Louisville – Friday at 4 p.m.
Duke vs.  Notre Dame – Sunday at Noon
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DURHAM – No. 22 Duke men’s tennis is scheduled to battle No. 20 Louisville and No. 40 Notre Dame during its first two road ACC contests on Friday and Sunday, respectively.
The Blue Devils face off against the Cardinals on Friday at 4 p.m. at Bass-Rudd Tennis Center before traveling to meet up with the Fighting Irish on Sunday at noon at Eck Tennis Pavilion.
Duke is coming off back-to-back shutout victories over Boston College and No. 60 Charlotte last weekend. Senior Garrett Johns is ranked No. 5 in singles action and currently holds a 8-3 dual ledger on the Blue Devils’ top court. The senior doubles duo of Michael Heller and Andrew Zhang also are ranked heading into the weekend and sit as the No. 51 doubles pair nationally. The twosome has registered a 5-1 record during dual action and are 7-3 in their last 10 matches.
HISTORY WITH NO. 20 LOUISVILLE
Friday’s contest will be the 10th all-time meeting between the two programs with the Blue Devils holding the 7-2 edge on the series. Louisville recorded a 5-2 decision over the Blue Devils during the teams’ last meeting on March 27, 2022. Duke’s last victory over the Cardinals was on April 22, 2021, when it registered a 4-2 win at the ACC Championships.
SCOUTING THE CARDINALS
The Cardinals bring a 9-2 overall record and four-match win streak into Friday’s contest after defeating No. 73 Belmont, Indiana, Tennessee State and Michigan State. Additionally, the Cardinals have three players ranked in the top 50 for singles action and one doubles pair in the top-15. Senior Etienne Donnet is ranked No. 24 and holds a team-best 17-3 overall record with a perfect 10-0 mark in dual matches. Sophomore Natan Rodrigues stands at No. 44 and has a 16-5 overall singles ledger, including a 5-2 record on court one. Graduate student Fabien Salle follows closely at No. 49 and brings a 16-6 overall mark into the weekend. The doubles pair of Rodrigues and Salle come in at No. 14 nationally after holding a 20-5 record.
HISTORY WITH NO. 40 NOTRE DAME
The Blue Devils and Fighting Irish have faced off 38 previous times with Duke leading the all-time series at 26-12. Duke secured a 5-2 victory over Notre Dame during the teams’…
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