NCAA Womens Tennis

No. 9 Duke Closes Road Swing with 4-3 Win at No. 26 Georgia Tech

No. 9 Duke Closes Road Swing with 4-3 Win at No. 26 Georgia Tech

ATLANTA, Ga. – In a place where the Blue Devils have struggled recently, the ninth-ranked Duke women’s tennis team captured a 4-3 win on the road at 26th-ranked Georgia Tech on Sunday inside the Ken Byers Tennis Complex in Atlanta, Ga.

Heading into the match, Duke had dropped five straight at Georgia Tech and seven out of the last eight, but the Blue Devils came out with an impressive performance by winning the doubles point and three out of the first five singles matches to clinch the victory.  

Duke moved to 15-2 overall and 5-1 in the ACC, while Georgia Tech dropped to 7-6, 2-4.   

How It Happened

•    Duke came out and collected the doubles point to go ahead 1-0.

•    On court three, Georgia Drummy and Iuliia Bryzgalova took a 1-0 lead, but feel behind, 2-1 as the Yellow Jackets won two straight games.  The Blue Devils responded by winning five straight games to remain undefeated by winning, 6-2, against Monika Dedaj and Rosie Garcia Gross.  

•    Georgia Tech came back and won, 6-2, on court two as Kylie Bilchev and Alejandra Cruz defeated Duke’s Ellie Coleman and Karolina Berankova.  

•    On court one, Duke’s No. 25 ranked Cameron Morra and Chloe Beck never trailed against Carol Lee and Kate Sharabura and won, 6-4, to clinch the point.

•    In singles, the Blue Devils were able to get two more points on the board quickly to go ahead, 3-0.  

•    Drummy registered a 6-4, 6-0 win on court one against Cruz, while Coleman totaled a 6-1, 6-2 victory on court six against Ruth Marsh.  Coleman dropped the first game in both sets, but came back to win in straight sets.  

•    Needing one more singles win to clinch the victory, the Blue Devils dropped the next two singles matches on court two and three.  

•    Duke’s No. 24 Emma Jackson fell, 6-2, 6-2, to No. 99 Mahak Jain on court three and No. 62 Morra fell, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), to No. 27 Bilchev on court two.

•    With Duke leading 3-2, the focus turned to court one where a top-10 battle was taking place with No. 3 Beck against No. 8 Lee.  Beck trailed early in the first set, 0-1 and 1-2, but broke Lee’s serve to even the match, 2-2, and she wouldn’t trail the rest of the set winning, 6-4.  Beck was behind for most of the second set, before evening the set, 4-4.  She had a chance to serve for the…

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