CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Kate Duong and Megan Heuser of Illinois women’s tennis is set to begin their NCAA Doubles Tournament debut with action opening on Tuesday, May 23. The Illinois tandem is one of 32 doubles teams competing from the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.
The first test for Duong and Heuser is Fresno State’s duo of Yinglak Jittakoat and Matilde Magrini in Tuesday’s Round of 32 match up.
Heuser and Duong have compiled a 24-5 across the 2022-23 campaign when working together. The duo climbed as high as No. 7 in the ITA Doubles rankings this season. Heuser and Duong own a 4-2 record against ranked opponents already on the campaign.
Heuser and Duong are the fifth doubles duo in Illinois program history to earn a bid into the NCAA Doubles Championships. The last Illini duo to make the NCAA Doubles Championship was Melissa Kopinski and Rachael White in 2013. This season, the tandem became the highest ranked doubles duo in Illini history.
The singles and doubles competition will be conducted from May 22-27. This year’s event will be conducted jointly with the NCAA Divisions II and III Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships and hosted by the University of Central Florida and the Greater Orlando Sports Commission.
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