DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke men’s tennis team will end its fall season this weekend with juniors Spencer Furman, Robert Levine and Nick Stachowiak joined by senior Jason Lapidus and sophomore Sean Sculley in action at the Wake Forest Fall Invitational.
“I’m excited to take a bunch of guys to Wake Forest to finish out this part of our fall season,” head coach Ramsey Smith said. “We’ve had a great 2.5 weeks of preparation for this event. We’ve worked on a lot of things, collectively as a team and individually with all the guys. I’m looking forward to seeing us apply it in a tournament situation.”
Sculley will play only doubles while the other four will compete in singles. Sculley will team with Stachowiak while Furman and Lapidus will be the other doubles tandem this weekend.
This fall in singles, Furman is 4-2, Lapidus 1-3, Levine 0-2 and Stachowiak 2-1. Furman tops the squad in fall victories. Neither of the doubles pairs have played together this fall.
“This is an opportunity to implement what we’ve been working on and give us some momentum going into the eight-hour period before exams start,” Smith added. “Both of these doubles teams have been practicing really well together. I’m excited to see both of them this weekend.”
Following this weekend’s action, Duke will start the dual match portion of the season in January.