NCAA Womens Tennis

No. 17 Blue Devils Upend No. 13 UCLA, 4-0, in Columbus


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 17th-ranked Duke women’s tennis team turned in an impressive neutral site victory on Saturday at the Ty Tucker Tennis Center in Columbus, Ohio, as the Blue Devils collected a 4-0 win over 13th-ranked UCLA.
The Blue Devils received singles wins by graduate student Brianna Shvets, junior Ellie Coleman and freshman Shavit Kimchi, after winning the doubles point. Kimchi, who hails from Israel, clinched Duke’s fourth win of the season out of six victories.  Duke moved to 6-2 on the season, while UCLA dropped to 2-2 in dual match action. 
How It Happened

  • Duke opened the match leading on two of the three doubles courts.
  • On court two, Emma Jackson and Ellie Coleman were tied, 2-2, early, but went on to win four out of the next five games to win, 6-3, against Kimmi Hance and Sasha Vagramov.
  • After leading 3-1 on court one, Duke’s Shavit Kimchi and Karolina Berankova dropped their match, 6-4, to Tian Fangran, 6-4.
  • The doubles point came down to court three with Iuliia Bryzgalova and Brianna Shvets against Anne-Christine Lutkemeyer and Bianca Fernandez.The match was tight and came down to a tiebreaker in which the Blue Devils won, 7-5, to give Duke a 1-0 lead.
  • The Blue Devils kept the momentum going in singles by taking court six to improve Duke’s lead to 2-0.Shvets, ranked No. 78 for the Blue Devils, registered a 6-2, 6-2 win over No. 99 Ahmani Guichard.
  • On courts three and four, Coleman and sophomore Katie Codd went to a tiebreaker in the first set.Coleman won her tiebreaker, while Codd dropped hers.
  • With a 7-6, 6-3 win on court…

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