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Sean

Sculley

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Height: 6'3"
Weight: 176
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Hilton Head Island, S.C.
High School: Smith Stearns Tennis Academy

Bio

All-ACC Academic Team (2018)

ACC Academic Honor Roll (2019)

Sculley Career Statistics

2018-19: Finished the season 7-8 overall in singles (all dual) and 14-5 overall in doubles play … Went 2-1 on courts three and five in singles action … Recorded an 8-3 showing on court two in doubles, and finished the dual doubles season 10-3 … Won first two singles matches on January 12 against Elon’s Dino Bonetta and No. 24 Arizona State’s Andrea Bolla on January 18 … Helped Duke upset No. 23 Pennsylvania at home with a straight set, 7-5, 6-2 victory against Noah Makarome … Rattled off three straight victories from April 5 to April 10 with No. 22 Notre Dame, Boston College and No. 22 N.C. State … Defeated Rana Roop Bhullar of No. 31 Florida State in the ACC Championship second round 6-3, 6-0 … Enjoyed a stretch of four wins in five matches with teammate Jason Lapdius, defeating the number two doubles teams of Elon, Kentucky, Middle Tennessee, and No. 6 North Carolina … In the victory against No. 6 UNC, helped Duke clinch the doubles point with a thrilling 7-6 (12-10) victory over Brian Cernoch and Benjamin Sigouin, giving Duke its first doubles point over the Tar Heels since the 2015 ACC Championship … Won four straight decisions with teammate Catalin Mateas, helping the Blue Devils upset No. 23 Pennsylvania at home on March 8, and defeating the number three duo teams of Clemson, No. 23 Miami and the number two team of Louisville … Ended the season with two consecutive court two doubles victories over Florida State, first a 6-4 victory on April 14 and a 6-2 victory in the ACC Championship Second Round on April 18 ... Took part in two events during the fall, the ITA Carolina Regional and Wake Forest Fall Invitational, both exclusively in doubles … played to a 4-2 mark in doubles, pairing with Spencer Furman and Nick Stachowiak, going 2-1 with both … with Furman at the ITA Carolina Regional, advanced to the Round of 16 … picked up two straight-set victories before falling 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (6) to No. 49 Yancy Dennis and Paul Jubb of South Carolina … teamed with Stachowiak to close the fall in Winston-Salem, claiming third place in the A1 flight … pair defeated Indiana’s Zac Brodney and Payem Ahmadi 6-4 in the third-place contest.

2017-18: The team’s only rookie who played to a 19-12 record, 11-9 dual match ledger and 5-3 ACC mark … filled the third, fourth, fifth and sixth spots of the order, playing most often at No. 4 and was most successful on court five … an energetic doubles player who went 21-14 overall and 6-4 in league action … the 21 doubles wins were the second most on the squad, trailing only 23 by Jason Lapidus … spent majority of the doubles year on the top court … won first three singles dual matches, either helping Duke take the lead in the overall match or even the score … earned first career dual match victory by downing Arizona State’s Andrea Bolla 6-3, 7-5 on court five … picked up two wins on court four at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend, topping Louisville’s Federico Gomez 6-3, 6-2 and San Diego’s Nico Borter 6-3, 6-3 … clinched first career match with a 6-4, 6-4 win on court three against Coastal Carolina’s Gonzalez Achondo … earned first career ACC victory in impressive fashion, topping Virginia Tech’s Henrik Korsgaard 6-0, 6-0 on court five in league opener … picked up Duke’s point at No. 1 Wake Forest with a 6-1, 6-1 victory against Bar Botzer on court five … extended ACC winning streak to four matches with victories at Boston College, against No. 37 Virginia and at No. 30 Notre Dame … versus the Cavaliers, earned a walk-off win by picking up Duke’s final point in a 4-3 victory … downed Kyrylo Tsygura 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4) on court six to clinch the triumph … suffered consecutive losses to snap the four-match winning streak, but bounced back with a 6-3, 6-1 victory versus Clemson’s Marshall Dagostine in the second round of the ACC Championship to put Duke in front 3-1 … finished the campaign with a 6-2, 6-2 win against Fabian Fallert of Mississippi in the opening round of the NCAA Team Championship … victory put Duke into a 2-2 overall tie in the match … in doubles, paired with Nick Stachowiak on court one or two and Lapidus on court three … with Stachowiak, evened the doubles action against San Diego during the ITA Kick-Off Weekend championship match with a 6-4 victory against Gui Osorio and Borter on court one … duo clinched the doubles point against Northwestern with a 6-3 triumph over Ben Vandixhorn and Dominik Stary … snapped a four-match winless streak with Stachowiak versus Furman with a 6-3 victory over Cameron Green and Jake Munns that secured the doubles point … shifted to Lapidus for five dual matches and went 4-1 … gave Duke the early edge in doubles against No. 8 North Carolina with a 6-3 victory versus Simon Soendergaard and Mac Kiger on court three … did the same at No. 16 N.C. State with a 6-4 triumph over Georgiy Malyshev and Tadas Babelis on court three … secured the doubles point against Virginia with a tiebreaker win with Stachowiak on court one as the duo defeated Aswin Lizen and Gianni Ross, 7-6 (7) … teamed with Lapidus to defeat Louisville’s Federico Gomez and Ciro Lampasas 6-4 on court two to clinch the doubles point … with Stachowiak, clinched the doubles point versus Georgia Tech with a 6-3 victory against Elijah Melendez and Chris Yun on court two … made his Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings debut with Stachowiak at No. 81 following win versus the Yellow Jackets … paired with Stachowiak at the ACC Championship, winning both matches 7-5 on court two to clinch the doubles points for the Blue Devils … took part in three events during first fall on campus, playing to an 8-3 singles mark and 8-2 doubles record, including a combined 7-0 mark and singles and doubles flight championships at the Charlotte 49ers Fall Invitational … finished singles at the Duke James Bonk Invite A2 Draw with a consolation third place win … defeated Leonardo Menezes of Charlotte 6-1, 6-2 in that contest … turned in a 2-1 record in ITA Carolina Regional, defeating Felipe Osses-Konig of Elon 6-4, 6-4 in the Round of 128 and Furman’s Trevon Croyder 6-2, 6-0 before falling to South Carolina’s No. 28 Gabriel Friedrich, the draw’s No. 2 seed, 6-2, 6-2 in the Round of 32 … finished 4-0 at the Charlotte 49ers Fall Invitational in singles, cruising to four straight-set wins for the A2 flight title … defeated Max Scholl of Gardner-Webb 7-5, 6-0 to win the championship match … in doubles, teamed with Stachowiak and Lapidus … with Stachowiak, went 5-2, claiming the consolation final of the Bonk Invite and advancing to the semifinals of the ITA Carolina Regional … duo went 2-1 at the Bonk Invite and won first three matches at the Carolina Regional … in the regional semifinals, pair dropped a 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (8) battle with No. 14 Michael Ogden and Alex Galarneau of N.C. State … teamed with Lapidus to close the fall in Charlotte, going 3-0 with no match closer than 6-4 … downed Sam Rice and Ben Wayand of Charlotte in the finale, 6-4, to win the A1 flight.

Prior to Duke: A blue chip prospect who owned a 13.43 Universal Tennis Ranking upon arriving in Durham … ranked as high as the No. 12 recruit in the country by TennisRecruiting.net ... a product of Smith Stearns Academy, headed up by Ramsey Smith’s father, Stan, former number-one player in the world and former USTA Director of Coaching … capped junior career with a TennisRPI ranking of 31 and was as high as No. 2 in the ledger during 2015 … ranked as the No. 6 prospect in the Southeast region and No. 2 in South Carolina according to TennisRecruiting.net … in final junior competition, advanced to the quarterfinals of the USTA Boys’ 18 National Championship in Kalamzaoo during August of 2017 … captured first two matches in straight sets before pulling off a three-set victory to reach the quarterfinals … won the Southern Winter Level 1 Championships in singles and doubles in Hilton Head, S.C., in January of 2017 … in May of 2016, played in the USTA National Selection Tournament in Fort Myers, Fla., and advanced to the championship match … did the same in the November, 2015, USTA National Selection Tournament in Montgomery, Ala. … in the summer of 2016, paired with current Blue Devil Nick Stachowiak and advanced to the doubles quarterfinals of the US Open Junior Championships … the two opened the US Open Juniors with a 6-4, 2-6, 10-8 victory against Ulises Blanch and Yosuke Watanuki, the top seed in the event … the Duke pair followed with a comeback 3-6, 6-4, 12-10 triumph versus Youssef Hossam and Ergi Kirkin in the second round and was eliminated in the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 2-6, 10-2 setback to Toru Horie and Yuta Shimizu of Japan … Sculley won six-of-eight matches at the USTA National Team Championships playing in the top two positions in singles and doubles for Team Southern … also owns one gold ball for winning the USTA National Winter Championships in January of 2015 … in doubles, teamed with Drew Baird at the International Grass Court Championships in June of 2016 and advanced to the championship match.

Personal: Born Sean McCormick Sculley on November 22, 1998, in Towson, Md. ... son of Marcy and James Sculley ... has a younger brother, Scott.

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