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Women’s Tennis Moves Back into Top 10

Women’s Tennis Moves Back into Top 10

DURHAM – The Duke women’s tennis team moved back into the top 10 of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Rankings on Tuesday as the ITA released its latest top-75 computerized listing. The Blue Devils moved up two slots to No. 9 overall. 
Featuring a 13-2 overall and 3-1 ACC ranking, the Blue Devils have now been in the top 10 of the ITA rankings in five of the seven weeks this spring.  

North Carolina remained No. 1, while Texas A&M, Georgia, Ohio State, NC State, Michigan, Auburn, Pepperdine, Duke and Iowa State round out the top 10.  Virginia (11), Miami (18), Wake Forest (19), Syracuse (22) and Notre Dame (23) are other ACC schools in the top 25.  

In the latest ITA singles rankings, senior Chloe Beck moved to No. 3, sophomore Emma Jackson is now No. 24 and graduate student Cameron Morra is No. 62.  Duke’s doubles duo of Beck and Morra are also No. 25.  

A native of Watkinsville, Ga., Beck owns a 21-3 overall and 4-0 ACC ledger on the season, while on a 16-match winning streak. She also owns a 19-match winning streak in ACC regular season action.  Over her Duke career, Beck has registered an impressive 28-2 record against ACC foes.  She is only four wins away from reaching the 100-win mark.  

Jackson, who hails from La Grange Park, Ill., has won five straight singles matches and owns a 17-6 overall record in singles this season.  She is 4-0 in ACC action and has tallied three wins against ranked opponents on the year.  Morra, a product of Rockville, Md., owns a 14-10 singles ledger and recently reached the 100-win plateau over her career.  

Duke’s doubles duo of Beck and Morra have been impressive this season sporting a 22-4 record together.  The Blue Devils are 3-1 in ACC play and 9-1 in dual match action.  

Next up for Duke is a road swing to No. 38 ranked Clemson on Friday, March 10 followed by a match at No. 26 Georgia Tech on Sunday, March 12.  The matches will be at 3 p.m., and 12 p.m., respectively.  

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