DURHAM – Following first and second round wins in the NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Championships this past weekend, No. 4 Duke women’s tennis continues postseason play with a super-regional contest against No. 13 Georgia on Friday at 5 pm
Match 25: No. 4 Duke vs. No. 13 Georgia – Friday, May 13 at 5:00 pm
Live Stats | Live Stream (TennisONE App)
TICKET & PARKING INFORMATION:
Tickets for the NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Championships are $ 5 for individuals over 19 and $ 3 for ages 3-18. Tickets are available for purchase HERE.
Parking for the matches is available in the Blue Zone and Card ADA lot. To view the map, click HERE (PDF).
A LOOK AT THE BLUE DEVILS:
Awarded the No. 3 overall seed, Duke owns a 21-3 ledger and enters Friday’s contest on a 10-match win streak. The Blue Devils are currently ranked fourth nationally – its highest ranking of the season. Throughout the 2022 campaign, the Blue Devils have consistently had at least three individual players and two doubles pairings ranked in the ITA singles and doubles polls.
The Blue Devils currently feature three singles players and three doubles pairs in the ITA rankings. Chloe Beck leads the way in singles action at No. 9, while senior Georgia Drummy sits at No. 14. Classmate Kelly Chen rounds out the trio, checking in at No. 106.
In doubles play, Duke is led by sophomore Karolina Berankova and Drummy at 17th. Beck and freshman Ellie Coleman sit at No. 46, while Chen and graduate student Eliza Omirou are slotted 68th.
Beck concluded the regular season with an unblemished 18-0 overall record (13-0 in ACC) and became the first Blue Devil to go undefeated in conference action since Chen achieved the feat in 2018.
Chen currently sits in sixth on the Duke career singles list with a 132-48 mark and is tied for 17th on the career doubles list at 88-45. Overall, the senior owns a 220-93 combined career singles and doubles record – which is tied for fifth all-time in total victories. Chen needs just one win to take over sole possession of the No. 5 spot.
HOW THEY GOT HERE:
The Blue Devils advanced to the round of 16 following a pair of wins last weekend. Duke blanked Quinnipiac, 4-0, in its first round match before registering a 4-1 victory over Old Dominion in the second round.
For the full match recaps: First Round – Quinnipiac | Second Round – Old Dominion
Duke is playing in its 32nd consecutive and 33rd overall NCAA Tournament in search of its second title in school history. The Blue Devils sport an all-time record of 77-31 (.713) when competing on the national stage.
Head coach Jamie Ashworth owns a record of 65-23 (.739) in the tournament over his tenure at the helm of the program. Duke last won the NCAA Tournament in 2009 over California in College Station, Texas.
SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS:
Georgia (19-6) is playing in its 35th consecutive NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs come into the match following a pair of 4-0 wins against Charleston Southern and Wake Forest in first and second round action.
No. 17 Mell Reasco leads the way for Georgia in the ITA singles rankings and is joined by No. 28 Lea Ma and No. 99 Dasha Vidmanova. In doubles action, No. 20 Morgan Coppoc and Ania Hertel represent the Bulldogs in the rankings.
Reasco, a freshman, leads the team with a 27-8 record in singles, including a team-high 11-wins versus ranked opponents. Classmate Vidmanova owns a team-best dual season record of 16-6, which includes a 15-5 ledger in straight-set matches featuring eight wins against ranked foes.
Georgia holds a slim, 16-14, edge over Duke in the all-time series, with the teams splitting the last eight meetings. In the most recent meeting back on Feb. 8, 2020, the Blue Devils registered a 4-2 win.
Should the Blue Devils win, they’ll advance to the national quarterfinal against the winner of the super-regional match between sixth-seeded NC State and eleventh-seeded California.
The final three rounds of the tournament will be held at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex in Champaign, Illinois with the opportunity to compete for the national championship May 20-22. The event will be hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Duke beat NC State on April 1 (4-3), rallying back from a 3-1 deficit to improve to 62-2 all-time against the Wolfpack. The Blue Devils also own a 10-2 ledger all-time against Cal, but the two teams haven’t played each other in eight years. Duke won the last matchup back on Feb. 9, 2014, 4-2.
For more information on Duke women’s tennis, follow the Blue Devils on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by searching for “https://goduke.com/news/2022/5/12/DukeWTEN”.