DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke men’s tennis team and head coach Ramsey Smith announced the squad’s spring schedule Friday. The slate is highlighted by 10 home dates, in addition to the ACC Championship in Cary, N.C., and a trip to Lake Nona, Fla.
The Blue Devils will open the spring campaign with home matches against Elon, January 12, and Arizona State, January 18.
Duke then travels to Lexington, Ky., to face Kentucky on January 21. The ITA Kick-Off Weekend from January 25-26 in Chapel Hill, N.C., follows as the Blue Devils face Middle Tennessee State opening night. The winner of the weekend advances to the ITA Team Indoors from February 15-17 in Chicago.
Duke will make one weekend trip to the Chicago area before the ITA Indoors event, playing at Illinois February 1 and Northwestern February 3. The Blue Devils then head to Lake Nona to take part in a College MatchDay event at the USTA National Campus. Duke faces Tennessee on February 8 at 6 p.m. on the Tennis Channel.
Following the ITA Team Indoors event, Duke returns home for three matches, hosting Coastal Carolina February 23, Wake Forest to open ACC play March 3 and Penn March 8.
The Blue Devils take on three consecutive ACC foes on the road, traveling to Virginia Tech March 13, Clemson March 15 and Georgia Tech March 17.
Returning to Durham for one match, Duke hosts Miami March 22 and then hits the road for three more ACC contests, at Virginia March 29, at Louisville March 31 and at North Carolina April 3.
Duke winds down the ACC campaign with four home matches over consecutive weekends. Notre Dame and Boston College make the trip to Durham April 5 and April 7, respectively. The Blue Devils finish the regular season with N.C. State April 10 and Florida State April 14.
The ACC Championship will take place April 17-21 at the Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C..
The 2019 NCAA Team Championship will begin with regional action May 3-4. The new Super Regional format will be used for the first time this season, May 11. The final eight squads will advance to Orlando, Fla., for the NCAA Team Championship May 16-19. The city will also serve as the site for the NCAA Individual Championships, which run May 20-25.