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LAST TIME OUT: Duke is coming off a 5-2 win over Georgia Tech Sunday, April 7 in Atlanta, Ga., as the squad closed out its regular season road schedule. In the process of sealing the doubles point for Duke with an 8-2 win over No. 51 Juan Spir and Eduardo Segura, the top-ranked pair of senior Henrique Cunha and sophomore Raphael Hemmeler won their 29th match of the season. With the win, Cunha and Hemmeler now rank fifth all-time in most single season wins by a doubles tandem in program history. In singles, freshman Michael Redlicki came from behind to clinch the team win over Juan Melian at the No. 2 position, 0-6, 7-5, 6-1.
SMITH HITS 100 CAREER WINS: In just his fifth season as head coach, Ramsey Smith became the fourth coach in program history to win at least 100 matches. With the team’s 7-0 win over Clemson Friday, April 5, Smith reached the 100-win plateau. He is the lone person in team history to achieve 100 wins as a coach, while also winning at least 100 matches in singles and doubles as a player for Duke.
DUKE AND MIAMI IN THE ACC STANDINGS: As of Friday, April 12, Duke is second in the latest ACC standings with a 6-1 mark in conference play. The Blue Devils lead N.C. State by two matches in the standings, as the two schools will meet in the final match of the regular season Sunday, April 21. Miami currently sits in eighth place with a 2-4 record for the season.
VERSUS MIAMI: Sunday’s matchup will mark the 40th all-time meeting between the Blue Devils and the Hurricanes with Duke leading the series, 23-16. The Blue Devils have won the last two meetings in the series, including last year’s 7-0 win in Coral Gables.
SCOUTING THE HURRICANES: Miami comes to Durham ranked 53rd in the latest ITA poll and sports a 13-8 overall record and a 2-4 mark in ACC play. The Hurricanes do not boast any ranked players in the singles or doubles portion of their lineup. The squad is led by Wilfredo Gonzalez, who owns a 15-5 mark for the season
COMING UP: The Blue Devils will play their final two matches of the regular season next weekend, as they host Boston College Friday, April 2 at 3 p.m., Duke concludes its regular season against N.C. State Sunday, April 4 at 1 p.m. The squad’s lone senior Henrique Cunha will be honored prior to the match.