DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University head women's tennis coach Jamie Ashworth announced on June 19 that Erica Biro (Boca Raton, Fla.), a scholarship player, will not be returning for her junior season. She has been released from her scholarship.
1999-2000 Results (23-6, 7-1 ACC) ACC Tournament Champion Advanced to Final 16 Final No. 7 National Ranking Date Opponent Result Jan. 13 vs. #18 Notre Dame~ W 5-1 Jan. 14 vs. #14 Tennessee~ W 7-2 Jan. 15 vs. #T23 Washington~ W 6-3 Jan. 21-23 at ACC Indoors --- Feb. 3-6 at Rolex Indoors --- Feb. 9 at #15 William Mary L 3-6 Feb. 12 #36 OHIO STATE W 5-4 Feb. 17 vs. #18 Northwestern^ W 6-2 Feb. 18 vs. #3 California^ L 7-1 Feb. 19 vs. #6 Pepperdine^ L 2-5 Feb. 27 at # 30 Miami W 5-4 Mar. 4 #4 FLORIDA L 4-5 Mar. 5 #44 ILLINOIS W 6-3 Mar. 12 #36 IOWA W 7-2 Mar. 14 #9 TEXAS W 6-3 Mar. 22 N.C. STATE W 6-0 Mar. 24 #39 CLEMSON W 6-3 Mar. 25 #26 GEORGIA TECH W 9-0 Apr. 1 # 18 BAYLOR W 5-4 Apr. 2 #44 INDIANA W 8-1 Apr. 5 #3 WAKE FOREST L 3-6 Apr. 8 at #60 Virginia W 5-1 Apr. 9 at #67 Maryland W 5-0 Apr. 11 at #19 Florida State W 7-2 Apr. 16 #38 NORTH CAROLINA W 6-3 Apr. 21 vs. #59 Maryland W 5-0 Apr. 22 vs. #23 Clemson W 5-1 Apr. 23 vs. #3 Wake Forest W 5-3 May 12 Winthrop% W 5-0 May 13 #37
Miller finished the season ranked No. 15 in the nation DURHAM, N.C. (June 3) - Megan Miller of the No. 7 ranked Duke women's tennis team has been selected to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-America team. The honor for Miller (Palm City, Fla.) is her first, after recording a 24-15 record as a junior. Miller played at the No. 1 singles slot and at No. 2 doubles position for the No. 7 ranked Duke women's tennis team. The Blue Devils advanced to the final 16 of the NCAA Championships and finished the season with a 23-6 record. Miller ended the season with a No. 15 national ranking, after falling in the first round of the NCAA singles competition to UCLA's Annica Cooper (5-7, 4-6). She became only the 14th player at Duke to reach the 100-win mark on May 12 against Winthrop and will head into her final season at Duke with a 101-31 singles record. She was named the ACC Tournament MVP and to the All-ACC team after posting an undefeated 3-0 record leading Duke to its
The women's tennis team finished the season ranked No. 7 in the Wingspan.com/ITA Collegiate Tennis Poll. Final ITA Collegiate Women's Tennis Rankings June 1, 2000 1. Georgia 2. Stanford 3. Florida 4. California 5. Wake Forest 6. UCLA 7. Duke 8. Texas 9. Arizona State 10. Pepperdine t11. Vanderbilt t11. Southern California 13. Notre Dame 14. South Alabama 15. Northwestern
Former Duke women's tennis player Vanessa Webb played in the first round of the French Open today against 14th ranked Anna Kournikova Thursday, May 31. Webb dropped the match to Kournikova 6-4, 6-4. Webb is currently ranked 116 in singles and 109 in doubles and is representing Canada. Career prize money: $145,220 USDYear to date singles prize money: $16,429 USDYear to date doubles prize money: $8,330 USD
Concludes the season with a 35-16 record MALIBU, CALIF. - Junior Kathy Sell (Moorestown, N.J.) fell in the second round of the NCAA singles competition on May 23 to No. 7 seed Whitney Laiho of Florida (2-6, 5-7). Sell was making her first NCAA individual competition appearance and made it past the first round, but ran into Laiho, who is ranked No. 8 nationally. Sell concludes her junior season with a 35-16 singles record and ranked No. 37. The NCAA competition was being held at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.
The Duke doubles team of Erica Biro and Brooke Siebel lost to Stanford's Teryn Ashley/Marissa Irvin (3-6, 2-6) in the first round of the NCAA doubles competition to conclude the season at 20-11. The duo from Stanford were seeded No. 1 and ranked No. 4 nationally.
Sell wins final two sets to capture first round match MALIBU, CALIF. (May 22)- Junior Kathy Sell (Moorestown, N.J.) advanced to the second round of the NCAA singles competition on Monday with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over No. 32 ranked Keiko Tokuda of Stanford. Sell, ranked 37th nationally, will now go up against No. 10 Esther Knox of Georgia on Tuesday. Knox defeated No. 95 Eline Chiew 6-3, 6-4 to advance. No. 12 Megan Miller (Palm City, Fla.) lost her first round match to No. 47 Annica Cooper of UCLA 5-7, 4-6 and finishes the season with a 24-15 record. Duke's doubles duo of Biro (Boca Raton, Fla.) and Siebel (Ross, Calif.) have the task of going up against the No. 4 Stanford team of Teryn Ashley and Marissa Irvin, which is seeded No. 1. The match began at 9:00 PM EST.
Two singles players and one doubles duo will play MALIBU, CALIF. - Two Duke women's tennis singles players and one doubles team will kick off action in the individual competition of the NCAA Championships on May 22 in Malibu, Calif. No. 12 ranked Megan Miller and No. 37 Kathy Sell will play in the singles bracket, while the doubles team of No. 21 Erica Biro and Brooke Siebel will also play at host Pepperdine University. Miller (Palm City, Fla.) will go up against No. 47 Annica Cooper of UCLA and Sell (Moorestown, N.J.) will take on No. 32 Keiko Tokuda of Stanford. Miller is seeded No. 8 and has posted a 24-14 record in her junior season and Sell has recorded a 33-15 mark. This marks the second time Miller has received an invitation to participate in the NCAA singles competition, while it is the first time for Sell. Duke's doubles duo of Biro (Boca Raton, Fla.) and Siebel (Ross, Calif.) have the task of going up against the No. 4 Stanford team of Teryn Ashley and Marissa Irvin,
Ashworth named Wilson/ITA East Region Coach of the Year DURHAM, N.C. (May 19) - Duke University women's tennis head coach Jamie Ashworth and junior Kathy Sell both received ITA honors. Ashworth was selected Wilson/ITA East Region Coach of the Year, while Sell was received the TENNIS magazine/Arthur Ashe, Jr., Leadership and Sportsmanship Award for the East Region. Ashworth was one of nine coaches selected in different regions across the United States. He guided the Blue Devils to a 23-6 overall record and Duke's 13th straight ACC Championship in 1999-2000. The Blue Devils advanced to the final 16 of the NCAA Tournament in Malibu, Calif. This marks the first time Ashworth has received this honor. Sell paced the Blue Devils in her junior season with a 33-15 record. The native of Moorestown, N.J. reached the 100-win club this season and now has a 109-31 record in three years at Duke. This is the first time a Blue Devil women's tennis player has received this award and was one of
Blue Devils end season with 23-6 record MALIBU, CALIF. (May 18) - The No. 11 ranked Arizona State women's tennis team knocked out the No. 6 Duke Blue Devils on Thursday 5-2 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships. The loss for Duke breaks its streak of advancing to four straight Final Fours. The match got started in Arizona State's favor and Duke never was able to gain the momentum going down 2-1 early. The Sun Devils won the first singles match at the No. 5 slot with No. 81 Megan Yeats downing freshman Hillary Adams (6-0, 6-2). Duke came right back and took the No. 2 slot with No. 37 Kathy Sell defeating No. 24 Karin Palme 6-1, 6-2. Arizona State was able to take the No. 1 slot with No. 15 Allison Bradshaw winning 6-2, 6-0 over No. 12 Megan Miller to give the Sun Devils a 2-1 lead. Duke's Erica Biro then evened up the score at 3-3 with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Faye DeVera, but ASU took the final two singles spots with Kerry Giardino defeating Katie Granson 6-3, 8-7 (7-4)
By John Roth Blue Devil Weekly The worst day of Megan Miller's Duke tennis career was April 5, 2000. Hands down, nothing else comes close. On that day, the Blue Devil women's team saw a 116-match winning streak against ACC teams come to an end with a 6-3 loss to Wake Forest. Miller, a junior, took the court as Duke's No. 1 singles player but suffered a quick and untimely demise, losing in straight sets to Deacon freshman Adria Engel in less than 90 minutes of action. Eighteen days later, Miller experienced life at the other end of the tennis spectrum. At the ACC Tournament championship match in Atlanta, she gained revenge on Engel, and her Blue Devil team grabbed a 5-3 decision over the Deacons that gave Duke its 13th consecutive conference title. Then Miller was presented with the tourney's most valuable player award. "After the loss to Wake, we were embarrassed and upset," Miller recalled. "I felt horrible, not just because of my personal loss but because overall our