NCAA Mens Tennis

Duke Sweeps Weekend After 5-2 Win Over No. 52 Notre Dame

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DURHAM – No. 14 Duke men’s tennis concluded the weekend 2-0 after a 5-2 victory over No. 52 Notre Dame on Sunday at Ambler Tennis Stadium.
The Blue Devils also beat No. 38 Louisville on Friday night and improve to 15-7 overall and 7-2 in ACC play. Notre Dame dips to 10-12 and 1-7, respectively.
Redshirt senior Garrett Johns clinched Sunday’s match for Duke after defeating his second ranked opponent on the weekend in No. 29 Sebastian Dominko on the top court.

How It Happened

  • No. 6 Johns and Pedro Rodenas recorded their sixth consecutive doubles win on Sunday after they defeated their second-straight top-15 opponent in No. 13 Dominko and Jean-Marc Malkowski, 6-3, on court one. No. 25 Michael Heller and Andrew Zhang then clinched the doubles point for the Blue Devils following their 6-3 victory over Nil Giraldez and Chase Thompson on court two. The match between Faris Khan and Teddy Truwit against Evan Lee and Yu Zhang on court three went unfinished with Duke leading 5-4.
  • Despite trailing 1-0 early in singles play, Notre Dame recorded consecutive wins on court five and six to jump in front, 2-1.
  • The Blue Devils refocused and quickly knotted the score at 2-2 after Connor Krug bested Jameson Corsillo on court four 6-2, 7-5.
  • No. 52 Rodenas put the Blue Devils back on top, 3-2, following his come-from behind victory over Giraldez on court two. The Madrid, Spain, native dropped his opening set 6-2 but rebounded for 6-1, 6-1 wins in the final two frames to record his 12th dual singles victory of the year.
  • Johns then secured the win for the home side when he bested No. 29 Dominko in comeback…

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