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Women's Tennis - Archives 2001-02

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No Image Adam Gusky Named Women's Tennis Assistant Coach at Duke
Women's Tennis 07/24/2002

July 24, 2002 DURHAM, N.C. - Adam Gusky has been named assistant women's tennis coach at Duke University announced on Wednesday by Blue Devil head coach Jamie Ashworth. Gusky, a 1997 Duke graduate, returns after training top regional and national players at the Universal Tennis Academy in Atlanta, Ga. the last five years. "I am extremely excited to be back with the Duke tennis program," said Gusky. "I love Duke and Duke tennis. I am looking forward to taking the Blue Devils to where they have never gone before -- A National Championship." A native of North Miami Beach, Fla., Gusky was an All-ACC selection as a freshman at Duke after registering a 25-8 singles and 19-4 doubles mark in his first year as a Blue Devil. Overall, he posted a four-year singles record of 82-37 and doubles record of 75-36. In ACC singles action, Gusky recorded a 24-2 record in his career. "It is good to bring someone back who has been part of Duke before," said Ashworth. "Adam knows the daily grind

No Image Duke Women's Tennis Teams Up With The V Foundation To Raise Money For Cancer Research
Women's Tennis 07/02/2002

July 2, 2002 More Information in PDF FormatDownload Free Acrobat Reader DURHAM, N.C. - Duke Women's Tennis has teamed up with The V Foundation for Cancer Research to create a new program to raise funds for cancer research called "Help Cancer Meet Its Match." Prior to the start of the 2002-03 season, fans and friends of the Duke Women's Tennis program are invited to make a pledge for every set the team will win over the course of the upcoming year. Donors may also simply make a "straight" donation in honor of Duke Women's Tennis to The Foundation. Last season, the Blue Devils won 450 sets on their way to advancing to the final 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Duke finished the season ranked sixth nationally with a 25-5 overall record. The Blue Devils return eight letterwinners in 2002-03 and welcome a high rated recruiting class. Duke women's tennis coach Jamie Ashworth suggested the fundraiser to The V Foundation and his team was quick to take up the cause. Help Cancer

No Image Duke Women's Tennis Adds Two For 2002-03 Season
Women's Tennis 06/18/2002

June 18, 2002 DURHAM, N.C. - Duke women's tennis head coach Jamie Ashworth announced on Tuesday the signing of Julia Smith (Windlesham, England) and Katie Blaszak (Fairfax, Va.) to attend Duke University in the fall and play tennis. Smith will bring excellent doubles play to the Blue Devils in 2002-03 as she has picked up numerous doubles titles growing up in England. She is a two-time doubles quarterfinalist at Junior Wimbledon, under-14, under-16 and under-18 National Doubles winner and played in the Junior Australian Open. She has registered a Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranking of 450 in doubles and 600 in singles. Smith has traveled to Europe, Australia, United States, South America and Asia playing in different tournaments during her career. "Julia will definitely help our program," said Ashworth. "When we went into last year's recruiting, we wanted someone that could add depth to our singles and also come in and play high in our doubles lineup. We need to have a

No Image Five Blue Devils Earn All-America Tennis Honors
Women's Tennis 06/04/2002

June 4, 2002 DURHAM, N.C. -- Five different Duke women's and men's tennis players earned honors on Tuesday as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its All-America squads for the 2001-02 season. Three Blue Devil women's tennis players earned accolades-- Kelly McCain, Amanda Johnson and Hillary Adams, while Phillip King and Michael Yani earned honors for the men's team. Freshman Kelly McCain earned All-America in both singles and doubles, after registering a 32-8 singles mark and 25-14 doubles ledger. She advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Individual Doubles competition along with Hillary Adams before falling to Lauren Fisher and Megan Bradley (6-7, 6-4, 2-6) of UCLA. The honor for McCain and Adams is the first of their careers. Sophomore Amanda Johnson earned All-America for the second consecutive year, after turning in a 25-8 singles record. She finished the season ranked tied for 20th in singles. Duke's doubles tandem of King/Yani advanced to the NCAA

No Image Adams/McCain Fall In Elite Eight of NCAA Doubles
Women's Tennis 05/23/2002

May 23, 2002 PALO ALTO, CALIF.-- Duke's 26th-ranked doubles duo of Kelly McCain (Tampa, Fla.) and Hillary Adams (New York, NY) had their run stopped at the NCAA women's tennis doubles competition on Thursday in Palo Alto, Calif. by fifth-ranked Lauren Fisher/Megan Bradley of UCLA in the Elite Eight. The Blue Devils battled for three sets but ended up falling 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-2 to conclude the season with a 13-7 mark. The run in the tournament gives Adams/McCain All-America status for the first time in each of their careers. As a team, Duke finished the season with a 25-5 overall record and the Blue Devils return all but one letterwinner in 2002-03.

No Image McCain/Adams Advance To Elite Eight of NCAA Doubles Competition
Women's Tennis 05/22/2002

May 22, 2002 PALO ALTO, CALIF.-- Duke's 26th-ranked doubles duo of Kelly McCain (Tampa, Fla.) and Hillary Adams (New York, NY) recorded two victories on Wednesday in the NCAA women's tennis doubles competition to advance to the Elite Eight at the Taube Tennis Center in Palo Alto, Calif. The tandem defeated 34th-ranked Alesia Mikalayeva/Liina Suurvarik of Illinois State, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 in the first match and then met up with second-ranked Bea Bielik/Janet Bergman of Wake Forest in the final 16. Duke cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 victory over the Atlantic Coast Conference foe. The victory over Bielik/Bergman is the second consecutive against the second-ranked team. The Blue Devil duo now owns a 13-6 mark this season and has not lost a match since early April, winning their last nine in a row. The two victories also gives the tandem All-America status by advancing to the Elite Eight. Adams/McCain will next take on fifth-ranked Lauren Fisher/Megan Bradley of UCLA after singles play is

No Image DeRoo, McCain Fall In NCAA Individual Tennis
Women's Tennis 05/21/2002

May 21, 2002 PALO ALTO, CALIF. -- Duke's Kelly McCain and Julie DeRoo each lost first round matches in the NCAA women's tennis singles competition on Tuesday in Palo Alto, Calif. at the Taube Tennis Center. McCain, seeded second and ranked fifth-nationally, was upset by 72nd-ranked Katarina Markovski of South Carolina, 1-6, 7-5, 5-7. The freshman Blue Devil had a match point leading 5-4 in the third set but was not able to close the match. McCain concludes the season with a 32-8 record. Junior, 35th-ranked Julie DeRoo (Ecully, France) fell 6-7, 1-6 to 18th-ranked Lindsay Dawaf of Florida and finishes the season with a 30-13 record. The Blue Devils still have one doubles tandem remaining as 26th-ranked Hillary Adams/McCain will go up against 34th-ranked Alesia Mikalayeva/Liina Suurvarik from Illinois State at 1:30 PM on Wednesday. The Blue Devil tandem has notched an 11-6 mark this season, but has not lost a match since early April, winning their last seven in a row. The

No Image NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championships Suspended By Rain
Women's Tennis 05/20/2002

May 20, 2002 STANFORD, Calif. - The opening day of the 2002 NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championship was halted by rain on Monday at the Taube Tennis Center after only 42 minutes of competition. Nine of the 32 first round singles matches began at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, but were halted by rain at 10:42 a.m. The competition was halted for the day at 1:56 p.m. after a 3-hour, 14-minute rain delay. The nine singles matches that were suspended will begin on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The entire first and second rounds are scheduled to be completed on Tuesday. Duke's Kelly McCain (Tampa, Fla.) won her first set, 6-1, over Katarina Markovski (South Carolina) but the second set was suspended after Markovski won the first game. The NCAA Doubles Championship, which was scheduled to begin on Tuesday, will now start on Wednesday. NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championship Monday, May, 20, 2002 At Stanford, California (Taube Tennis Center) (Play began at 10:00 a.m. PT, suspended

No Image NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championships Suspended By Rain
Women's Tennis 05/20/2002

May 20, 2002 STANFORD, Calif. - The opening day of the 2002 NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championship was halted by rain on Monday at the Taube Tennis Center after only 42 minutes of competition. Nine of the 32 first round singles matches began at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, but were halted by rain at 10:42 a.m. The competition was halted for the day at 1:56 p.m. after a 3-hour, 14-minute rain delay. The nine singles matches that were suspended will begin on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The entire first and second rounds are scheduled to be completed on Tuesday. Duke's Kelly McCain (Tampa, Fla.) won her first set, 6-1, over Katarina Markovski (South Carolina) but the second set was suspended after Markovski won the first game. The NCAA Doubles Championship, which was scheduled to begin on Tuesday, will now start on Wednesday. NCAA Women's Tennis Singles Championship Monday, May, 20, 2002 At Stanford, California (Taube Tennis Center) (Play began at 10:00 a.m. PT, suspended

No Image Blue Devils Ready For NCAA Individual Competition
Women's Tennis 05/19/2002

May 19, 2002 PALO ALTO, CALIF. -- The seeds for the NCAA Individual women's tennis singles and doubles competition have been released and the action will begin on Monday at the Taube Tennis Center in Palo Alto, Calif. Fifth-ranked Kelly McCain highlights Duke's singles action as the Tampa, Fla. freshman was seeded second and will take on 72nd-ranked Katarina Markovski of South Carolina at 1:00 PM (EST) on Monday. The winner of the match will battle the winner of 41st-ranked Chloe Carlotti (Fresno State) versus 31st-ranked Manon Kruse (Middle Tennessee State) on Tuesday at 1:00 PM. McCain has registered a 32-7 record this season with 19 victories against ranked opponents. Junior Julie DeRoo (Ecully, France) will have to go up against 18th-ranked Lindsay Dawaf of Florida at 6:00 PM. DeRoo, ranked 35th-nationally, has posted a 30-12 record this season. The winner of her match will take on the winner of the 11th-ranked Nataly Cahana (Old Dominion) versus 107th-ranked Linda

No Image Blue Devils Fall, 4-3, In Sweet 16 To Virginia Commonwealth
Women's Tennis 05/16/2002

May 16, 2002 PALO ALTO, CALIF. - The fourth-ranked and fifth-seeded Duke women's tennis team fell 4-3 on Thursday to 24th-ranked Virginia Commonwealth in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament at the West Campus Courts in Palo Alto, Calif. The Blue Devils began the match with a bang winning the doubles point to take a 1-0 advantage. Duke's number one duo of Kelly McCain/Hillary Adams cruised to an 8-1 victory over Andrea Ondrisova/Martina Nedelkova and the Blue Devil tandem of Katie Granson/Prim Siripipat defeated Christina Gago/Jana Carollo (8-2) at the third slot. Duke's singles lineup then was changed as Blue Devil head coach Jamie Ashworth was forced to pull sophomore All-America Amanda Johnson after doubles as she is still recovering from mononucleosis. Johnson normally plays number two singles so everyone else was moved up in the lineup. VCU came back and got off to a hot start winning the first set in four of the six singles matches. At the second position, 39th-ranked

No Image Q&A With Sophomore Amanda Johnson
Women's Tennis 05/14/2002

May 14, 2002 Amanda Johnson was an All-America selection for the women's tennis team last year as a freshman and this season has registered a 25-8 singles mark this season and is ranked 23rd-nationally. She came down with mononucleosis during the weekend of the ACC Championship on April 19-21 and is expected to make her return on Thursday against Vanderbilt. We sat down with Amanda to talk about the upcoming NCAA Tournament and her recovery. What has this last month been like for you recovering from mono? It has been a really long month. It has been a month where instead of concentrating on tennis and the team, I have been concentrating on school and getting myself feeling better. All I really have been able to do is sleep a lot. It hasn't been much fun. It has been basically trying to take care of myself so I can play here at the NCAA Tournament. How did mono affect you? It drains your energy. It has been a week-by-week process. The first week all I could do was stay in