No. 3 Duke vs. No. 70 Princeton
Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center l 11 a.m. l Blue Devil Network
LAST TIME OUT: The Blue Devils are coming off an impressive 4-0 sweep against second-ranked Florida Feb. 17 in Durham, N.C. The win was Duke’s fifth win against the Gators in program history, and was the first time the Blue Devils swept Florida. Junior Marianne Jodoin clinched the match for the Blue Devils after downing Olivia Janowicz, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, in the sixth position.
GOLDFELD ROLLING: Sophomore Ester Goldfeld garnered ACC Player of the Week honors after topping Florida’s ninth-ranked Sofie Oyen, 6-4, 7-5, in the second position for Duke. Goldfeld has tallied a 6-1 record in singles matches this season, including a 2-1 mark over nationally-ranked opponents.
DUKE’S TOUGH SCHEDULE: The Blue Devils have one of the most difficult schedules in the nation, including dual matches against 12 of the top-25 teams in the most recent ITA polls.
BLUE DEVIL DOUBLES: The Blue Devils have tallied a 42-11 (.792) overall doubles record, including a 16-3 (.842) mark in dual matches this season. Duke is led by the tandem of Mary Clayton and Ester Goldfeld who own a 5-1 record in dual matches this season, including three wins over nationally-ranked opponents.
VERSUS PRINCETON: The Blue Devils and Tigers will meet for the 17th time in program history Saturday, with Duke leading the overall series 13-3. The team has won seven consecutive matches played in Durham dating back to 1984, and have won those matches by a combined 49-6.
SCOUTING THE TIGERS: The Tigers open a three match road trip as they travel to Durham with an overall record of 4-1, including three consecutive wins. Princeton is led by sophomore Lindsay Graff and freshman Amanda Muliawan, who have combined for a 9-1 singles record in the top two spots for the Tigers this season.
COMING UP: Following the match with Princeton, Duke is slated to begin a four-match road trip as it travels to face two top-25 squads next weekend. The Blue Devils are set to travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., to play No. 12 Michigan Friday, March 1 at 6 p.m., before heading to South Bend, Ind., to face No. 22 Notre Dame Sunday, March 3 at 11 a.m.