NCAA Mens Tennis

Duke Hosts Louisville, Notre Dame for Two ACC Matches

Duke Hosts Louisville, Notre Dame for Two ACC Matches

Match 21
[38] Louisville at [14] Duke – Friday at 5 p.m.
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Match 22

[52] Notre Dame at [14] Duke – Sunday at Noon

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DURHAM – No. 14 Duke men’s tennis hosts No. 38 Louisville and No. 52 Notre Dame this weekend for two ACC contests.


The Blue Devils welcome the Cardinals on Friday at 5 p.m. before hosting the Fighting Irish on Sunday at noon. Both matches will be played at Ambler Tennis Stadium, with Friday’s contest being a Royal Blue match. Parking for the weekend is available in the Blue Zone. To view the map, click HERE (PDF).

Two Duke singles players and three doubles pairs were ranked by the ITA in its most recent listing. Redshirt senior Garrett Johns and sophomore Pedro Rodenas placed No. 30 and No. 52 in singles, respectively. In doubles play, the duos of Johns and Rodenas (No. 6), Michael Heller and Andrew Zhang (No. 25) as well as Heller and Faris Khan (No. 80) are all nationally ranked.


Live stats and video are available for all matches. The contests will also be broadcasted via the ACC CrossCourt Cast through Cracked Racquets. 


Friday’s contest will be the 12th all-time meeting between the two programs with the Blue Devils holding the 9-2 edge on the series. Duke has won the last two meetings, including a 4-0 victory at the ACC Championships just a season ago.


Louisville holds a 13-8 overall record and are 2-4 in ACC play heading into Friday’s match. The Cardinals are coming off a 1-2 weekend where they fell to No. 3 Wake Forest and No. 23 NC State before picking up a win against Tennessee State. Two players are listed in the most recent ITA singles ranking with Etienne Donnet coming in at No. 45 and Will Mayew at No. 90. Donnet also joins teammate Natan Rodrigues to make up the No. 9 doubles pairing nationally.



The Blue Devils and Fighting Irish have faced off 39 previous times, with Duke holding the 27-12 advantage on the series. The Blue Devils are riding a two-match winning streak over Notre Dame, including a 4-2 road victory last year.


Notre Dame is 10-10 this season with a 1-5 mark in ACC action. Last weekend, the Fighting Irish finished 1-2 with losses to No. 23 NC State and No. 3 Wake Forest before…

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