NCAA Mens Tennis

Duke Primed for Road Tests at Virginia Tech and Virginia

Duke Primed for Road Tests at Virginia Tech and Virginia

Match 15
Duke at [64] Virginia Tech – Friday at Noon
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Match 16

Duke vs. [12] Virginia – Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

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DURHAM – No. 13 Duke men’s tennis faces two nationally ranked opponents this weekend when it heads to No. 63 Virginia Tech and No. 12 Virginia.


The Blue Devils are scheduled to meet up with the Hokies on Friday at noon Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center before facing off with the Cavaliers at Boar’s Head Resort on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Duke is coming off an open weekend but brings a four-match winning streak into Friday’s contest. Senior Garrett Johns is ranked No. 12 in singles action in the most recent ITA national polls, while freshman Pedro Rodenas comes in at No. 73 midway through his strong rookie season. Rodneas leads the team with 13 dual singles wins but is followed closely by Johns with nine. In addition, two doubles teams are ranked for Duke with seniors Michael Heller and Andrew Zhang at No. 49 and Johns and Rodenas at No. 71.


Friday’s contest will be the 36th all-time meeting between the two programs with the Blue Devils holding the 30-6 edge on the series. Duke won the teams’ last meeting a year ago, 5-2, and have registered wins in six of the last 10 matchups.


Virginia Tech brings a 7-7 overall record into Friday’s contest but is currently riding a two-match slide following losses to No. 47 Notre Dame and No. 26 Louisville last weekend. Junior Ryan Fishback is the lone Hokie ranked in the national polls, securing the No. 70 spot. Fishback holds an 8-6 ledger on the top court, including a 3-3 mark against nationally ranked opponents. Fishback is also ranked in doubles action with two different teammates. He and Jordan Chrysostom are ranked No. 13, while he and Alberto Orso are listed at No. 41.



The Blue Devils and Cavaliers have faced off 96 previous times with Duke leading the all-time series at 52-44. Virginia has recorded three consecutive wins in the series with Duke’s last victory coming on March 30, 2018, following a 4-3 win in Durham.


Virginia is ranked No. 12 in the country after holding a 12-4 record on the year. Four Cavaliers are listed in the most recent rankings, led by junior Chris Rodesch at No. 25. In addition,…

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