NCAA Mens Tennis

Duke Registers 6-1 Victory Over Yale

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DURHAM โ€“ย No. 15 Duke improved to 6-0 inside Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center on Friday night after it defeated Yale, 6-1.
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Redshirt senior Garrett Johns earned his first match-clinching point of the year following his 6-3, 6-2 win over No. 73 Theo Dean on the top court. The Blue Devils (6-2) extended their home winning streak to 14 consecutive matches, while Yale (4-1) suffered its first loss of the year.

How It Happened

  • The Blue Devils jumpstarted doubles play with a 6-1 victory from Faris Khan and Connor Krug over Vignesh Gogineni and Dylan Tsoi on court three. Johns and Pedro Rodenas then followed suit with a 6-2 win over Jim Ji and Eric Li on court two to claim the doubles point. The match between No. 11 Michael Heller and Andrew Zhang against Roee Benya and Theo Dean on the main court went unfinished with the visitors leading 4-3 when the match was halted.
  • Duke extended its edge to 3-0 after wins from No. 47 Rodenas and Jake Krug on court two and five, respectively. Rodenas won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1 on court two over Gogineni, while Jake Krug earned a 6-4 victory over Benya on court five in the first frame and a thrilling 7-6 (3) tiebreak win in the second to remain undefeated on the year.
  • Johns then bested No. 73 Dean on the top court to clinch the overall win for Duke.
  • Freshman Alexander Visser tallied his third consecutive win on court six after he beat Walker Oberg in straight sets 7-5, 6-1.
  • The match on court three was the next to finish with Zhang outlasting Li in a super tiebreak. The Bloomfield Hills, Mich., native earned a 6-2 victory in the first set but dropped the…

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