Six members of the 2005-06 Duke women’s tennis team were honored with places on the inaugural 20-member All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team, ACC Commissioner John D. Swofford announced Tuesday.
Duke’s Daniela Bercek was named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s All-America team for the third straight year, the ITA announced Friday.
Duke’s Daniela Bercek finished her stint in the 2006 NCAA Singles Championships at Stanford University, where she matched her career-best performance by making it to Friday’s Round of 16. Bercek fell to Tatsiana Uvarova of Virginia Commonwealth Friday at the Taube Tennis Center, 6-2, 6-3.
Blue Devil junior Daniela Bercek, the third seed in the NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles Championships advanced Thursday with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Iowa’s Meg Rancette. Senior Jackie Carleton ended her collegiate career Thursday, as top-seeded Kristi Miller topped her, 6-3, 6-2.
After having the start of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles Championships delayed one day due to rain that pushed back the team championships, a pair of Duke players advanced out of the first round at the Taube Tennis Center at Stanford University Wednesday. Junior Daniela Bercek, the third seed in the individual tournament and 32nd-ranked senior Jackie Carleton will both compete in the Round of 32 Thursday at Stanford.
The 10th ranked and eighth seeded Duke women’s tennis team lost a 4-0 battle to No. 1 Stanford in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships to close out the 2006 season Friday. In a match suspended three-and-a-half hours due to rain, the Blue Devils and Cardinal finished after midnight following a 9:30 p.m. PDT start at Stanford, where the Cardinal has won 105 straight home matches.
The 10th-ranked and eighth-seeded Duke women’s tennis team will make its 13th appearance in the NCAA quarterfinal Friday after rallying for the second time this year to top Atlantic Coast Conference and crosstown rival North Carolina, 4-1, Thursday at the Taube South court at Stanford University. Falling behind by losing the doubles point, Duke won four straight-set singles matches for its second consecutive victory over the Tar Heels.
Rain in Palo Alto has cleared up, causing the Duke-Stanford and Baylor-Florida NCAA quarterfinal women's tennis matches to move back to their original locations at Stanford. The Northwestern-USC and Miami-Notre Dame quarterfinals, scheduled for a 3 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time start, were moved to indoor courts in San Francisco, where they did not start until 7 p.m. Duke expected to also have its 6 p.m. match moved to the San Francisco Tennis Club, but a halt in the area's rain showers led to the return of the match to Stanford's Taube Tennis Center. Stanford and Duke will start at 9:15 p.m. (12:15 a.m. EDT) at the Taube Stadium courts.
Due to rain Friday in Palo Alto, the quarterfinal matches of the NCAA Women's Tennis Tournament have been delayed and moved to the San Francisco Tennis Club. The Duke-Stanford matchup, originally slated for a 6 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time start (9 p.m. EDT), will begin no sooner than 9:30 p.m. PDT (12:30 a.m. EDT) in San Francisco.
After an absence from the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2005, the Duke women’s tennis team is headed back this week. The Blue Devils cruised through the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament May 12 and 13, defeating Winthrop, 5-0, and Virginia, 4-0, at Duke to earn the trip to Stanford. Duke is making its fourth appearance in an NCAA Tournament held at Stanford. The Blue Devils reached the quarterfinals in 1991, the semifinals in 1997 and the Round of 16 in 2002 when the Cardinal hosted the championships. Duke will face Atlantic Coast Conference and crosstown rival North Carolina at 6 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (9 p.m. EDT) Thursday at the Taube South courts at the Taube Tennis Center at Stanford University.
The No. 10 Duke women’s tennis team is headed back to the NCAA Round of 16 at Stanford University after downing No. 26 Virginia, 4-0, in the second round at the Ambler Tennis Stadium Saturday. The Blue Devils won the doubles point and garnered dominant victories from the top three singles positions to claim the shutout and avenge a regular-season loss to Virginia. Duke improves to 19-7 on the year and 11-1 at home, while the Cavaliers end their season at 14-10.
The 10th-ranked and eighth-seeded Duke women’s tennis team cruised through two doubles matches and only gave up five total games in the first singles sets on its way to posting a 5-0 win over Winthrop in the NCAA first round Friday at Duke’s Ambler Tennis Stadium. The Blue Devils, who improve to 18-7 and 10-1 at home this year, will meet the winner of the 1 p.m. Virginia-Alabama contest Saturday at 4 p.m.