NCAA Womens Tennis

No. 9 Duke Captures 5-2 Win at Clemson to Kick off the Weekend

No. 9 Duke Captures 5-2 Win at Clemson to Kick off the Weekend

CLEMSON, S.C. – The ninth-ranked Duke women’s tennis team kicked off the weekend with a 5-2 win on the road at Clemson, which was being played outside at the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility in Clemson, S.C.

Duke moved to 14-2 overall and 4-1 in the ACC, while Clemson dropped to 11-5, 1-4.

How It Happened

•    Duke jumped out to a 1-0 lead as the Blue Devils captured the doubles point.  

•    Georgia Drummy and Iuliia Bryzgalova remained undefeated on the season as they collected a 6-2 win on court three over Daniella Medvedeva and Sophia Hatton.  

•    The Blue Devil duo of Cameron Morra and Chloe Beck, who are ranked No. 25 nationally, clinched the doubles point with a 6-4 win over Cristina Mayorova and Eleni Louka on court one.  

•    When the doubles point was clinched, Duke’s Ellie Coleman and Karolina Berankova were trailing Lana Sipek and Leigh Van Zyl, 5-4, on court two.  

•    Duke came out in singles and won the first set on four of the six courts.  

•    The Blue Devils went ahead, 2-0, as graduate student Brianna Shvets stayed hot with her 13th straight singles win.  She registered a 6-4, 6-2 win over Sipek on court six.  

•    Clemson got a point on the board from court three as No. 125 Medvedeva snapped Jackson’s five-match winning streak with a 6-4, 6-1 victory.  

•    After dropping the first set, 6-4, No. 3 Beck came back against Louka to win the second and third sets, 6-3, 6-2, on court one to give Duke a 3-1 lead.

•    Morra, who is ranked No. 62, clinched the match for Duke with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 victory on court two over Mayorova.  It marked the first time this season and sixth of her collegiate career that she has clinched a match.  

•    Bryzgalova won the first set, 7-5, on court four against Hatton, but the Clemson junior responded by winning the next two sets, 7-5, 6-1, to put a second point on the board for the Tigers.

•    The last point came down to Coleman and Van Zyl on court five.  Coleman won the first set, 7-5, and then Van Zyl took the second with the same score, 7-5.  In the third, Van Zyl jumped out to a 3-1 lead, but Coleman battled back to even the ledger, 3-3.  After Coleman took a 4-3 lead, Van Zyl evened the score once again.  Coleman held serve to take a 5-4 lead and broke Van Zyl to…

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