Katie Granson, a former Duke star who served as an assistant coach for the Bulldogs last year, has been named the interim head coach of women's tennis at Yale, Athletic Director Tom Beckett announced today. Granson replaces Chad Skorupka, who was named the head coach at Wake Forest on July 12.
Stephanie Nickitas has been named assistant women’s tennis coach at Duke University announced on Monday by Blue Devil head coach Jamie Ashworth. Nickitas, a 1999 University of Florida graduate, arrives at Duke after spending three seasons as assistant coach at Harvard.
Duke Women's Tennis Head Coach Jamie Ashworth announced on Wednesday the addition of Daniela Bercek and Tara Iyer to the 2005-06 class that also includes Jessi Robinson and Melissa Mang. All four will attend Duke University in the fall and play tennis.
For the first time since 1990, the 15th-ranked Duke women's tennis team will not be playing in the final 16 of the NCAA Tournament as the Blue Devils fell, 4-0, at 13th-ranked North Carolina on Saturday in a match played at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center in Chapel Hill, N.C.
May 13, 2005 CHAPEL HILL, N.C.- In yet another come-from-behind victory, the 15th-ranked Duke (16-10) women's tennis team collected a 4-1 win over 32nd-ranked Michigan (14-12) on Friday to advance to the second round of the 2005 NCAA Championship at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. Duke will next face 13th-ranked North Carolina on Saturday at 11:00 a.m., at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center for the right to advance to the NCAA Sweet 16 in Athens, Ga., on May 19. "Michigan has played their best tennis at the end of the year as they got to the finals of the Big Ten," said Duke Head Coach Jamie Ashworth. "They have played a lot more recently than we have and historically in the first round matches we haven't played great. I was expecting a tough match and we were trying to get that across to our team as well." In doubles action, Michigan got off to early leads on courts two and three. The Wolverine No. 2 duo of Leanne Rutherford and Allie Shafner jumped out to
May 12, 2005 2005 NCAA First Second Rounds #15 DUKE (15-10, 5-5 ACC) May 13-14, 2005 #149; Chapel Hill, N.C. Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center Tennis Notes in PDF FormatDownload Free Acrobat Reader Duke Set To Travel To Chapel Hill For NCAA Tournament First Round The 15th-ranked Duke women's tennis team will be making its 16th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance on May 13 as the Blue Devils will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., for the NCAA first and second rounds at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. Duke (15-5) will face 32nd-ranked Michigan on Friday, May 13 at 2:00 p.m., while 13th-ranked North Carolina will take on Richmond. The winners of both matches will battle on Saturday, May 14 at 11:00 AM to advance to the NCAA Final 16 in Athens, Ga. Overall, Duke is making its 17th selection to the NCAA Tournament and marks the first time since 1999 that the Blue Devils have not hosted the first and second rounds. Noting The Blue Devils Entering the NCAA Tournament
May 4, 2005 DURHAM, N.C. - The 15th-ranked Duke women's tennis team received its 16th-consecutive NCAA Tournament bid on Wednesday afternoon and will face 32nd-ranked Michigan on Friday, May 13 at 2:00 p.m. in Chapel Hill, N.C. The match will be played at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. Duke (15-10) is seeded 20th and will battle Michigan (14-11) on Friday, May 13. The Wolverines received an at-large invitation to the NCAA Tournament after falling to Northwestern, 4-1, in the Big 10 final. North Carolina (20-9), who is seeded and ranked 13th in the nation, will play Richmond (14-9) on Friday at 10:00 a.m. The winners of the first round contests will advance to play on Saturday, May 14 at 11:00 a.m. in Chapel Hill, while the second round winners will advance to the round of 16 hosted by the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. on May 19. The Blue Devils are coming off falling in the ACC Championship quarterfinals, 4-2, to ninth-ranked Miami. Duke head coach Jamie Ashworth is
April 29, 2005 A product of Union, N.J., sophomore Tory Zawacki has collected a 21-13 overall singles record in her second year with the Duke women's tennis team. Zawacki and the Blue Devils await the NCAA Tournament selection show on Tuesday afternoon to find out who and where they will play in the first round. She sat down with GoDuke.com this week to talk about the season, the upcoming NCAA Tournament and her summer plans. GoDuke.com: Is the team ready to begin NCAA Tournament play? Tory Zawacki: Yeah, we're preparing really well. We have conditioning and practice. We're going to be having individual times next week because Jamie [Ashworth] has to work around everyone's exam schedules and make sure we're all prepared for that. I'm glad we're going to have individual workouts so that we can work on the stuff we want to get to. GoDuke.com: What do you think of the three-week break between the ACC Tournament and NCAA Tournament? Tory Zawacki: It has its advantages
April 22, 2005 CARY, N.C.- Duke University's 17-year run at advancing to the finals of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championship came to an end on Friday as the 15th-ranked and seventh-seeded Blue Devils fell, 4-1, to 12th-ranked and second-seeded University of Miami at the Cary Tennis Center in Cary, N.C. The Blue Devils fell to 15-10 on the season and will next wait until May 4 for the NCAA Tournament selection show to find out where they will play next, while the Hurricanes improve to 19-3. "Our lineup was thin this last month but we had the same lineup against Georgia Tech, North Carolina and yesterday when we played better," said Duke Head Coach Jamie Ashworth. "The match-ups were not great for us as Miami switched their No. 5 and No. 6 positions as well as their doubles lineups, but that is no excuse for the way we played today." In the first two matches this season between the Blue Devils and Hurricanes, Duke picked up the important doubles point by winning
April 21, 2005 Match Boxscore in PDF FormatDownload Free Acrobat Reader CARY, N.C.- The 15th-ranked Duke women's tennis team opened its 2005 postseason with a quick, 4-0, victory over N.C. State on Thursday in the first round at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championship at the Cary Tennis Center in Cary, N.C. The Blue Devils improve to 15-9, while the Wolfpack fall to 9-14. "This match was very important for us," said Duke Head Coach Jamie Ashworth. "There are some people on this team that really needed this match. We have players in our lineup who haven't been in this situation and needed to get comfortable." Duke started off in doubles play very flat as the Blue Devils were down in each of the three matches. On the second court, the Duke tandem of Tory Zawacki and Clelia Deltour went down 2-1 after three games, but responded to win the next two games to take a 3-2 advantage over Elin Stahl Johansson and Virginia Romero. The Wolfpack evened the score, 3-3,
April 21, 2005 Photos provided by Jon Gardiner, Duke University Photography
April 20, 2005 Match Notes/Stats in PDF FormatDownload Free Acrobat Reader ACC Championship Bracket in PDF FormatDownload Free Acrobat Reader DURHAM, N.C. - The 2005 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Women's Tennis Championship will open on Thursday with the 15th-ranked Blue Devils going up against N.C. State at 12:00 p.m. at the Cary Tennis Center in Cary, N.C. Duke is seeded seventh, while the Wolfpack is seeded 10th. The winner of the Duke/NCSU match will advance to face second-seeded and 12th-ranked Miami on Friday at 3:00 p.m. Georgia Tech is the top seed, followed by Miami, Clemson, North Carolina, Maryland, Wake Forest, Duke, Florida State, Virginia, N.C. State and Virginia Tech. Duke is coming off a weekend where it defeated eighth-ranked Georgia Tech, 4-3, but lost, 5-2, at 14th-ranked Clemson. The Blue Devils enter the championship with a 14-9 overall and 5-5 ledger in the ACC. Duke has been riddled with injuries this season which started prior to