DURHAM – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released the end of the fall season rankings this week with four members of the Duke women’s tennis team listed. Sophomore Katie Codd (52), freshman Shavit Kimchi (65), junior Ellie Coleman (74) and graduate student Brianna Shvets (78) earned rankings.
A product of Carlsbad, Calif., Codd opened her fall campaign with three wins, including a 6-3, 7-5 victory over 12th-ranked Celia Belle Mohr of Vanderbilt. She also had a solid finish winning five out of her final six singles matches at the ITA All-American, ITA Fall Regionals and NC State Invitational. Codd totaled a 7-4 mark in the fall and is 16-12 as a Blue Devil in singles.
Kimchi, who is from Sdey Hemed, Israel, registered back-to-back wins over ranked opponents to kick off her career in the Debbie Southern Furman Fall Classic. She posted victories over 27th-ranked Sydni Ratliff of Ohio State and 17th-ranked Elza Tomase of Tennessee. Kimchi is the first Blue Devil to open their collegiate career with a pair of top-30 ranked wins since Beatrice Capra did so in 2010-11. Overall in the fall, Kimchi totaled three wins against ranked foes and posted a 3-2 record.
A native of Midland, Mich., Coleman registered a 5-7 ledger in the fall, which included a season-opening victory over 16th-ranked Irina Cantos Siemers of Ohio State, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. She closed play winning four of her final seven matches. Coleman owns a 53-29 career record in singles action.
Shvets, who hails from Pennington, N.J., totaled a 3-3 record in the fall and owns a career singles ledger of 87-36. She closed the 2023 campaign with a pair of wins at the NC State Invitational over Ole Miss’ Ludmila Kareisova and NC State’s Abigail Rencheli.
Duke will open the 2024 spring schedule on Jan. 13 inside Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center against SMU at 1 p.m.
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