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Marc Flur
#TBT Duke All-America Selections
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 06/08/2017
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Every Thursday during the summer will take a look back at former Duke men's tennis All-America selections. The Blue Devils have had 22 players earn a total of 39 total All-America honors. Nicolas Alvarez was Duke's last All-America selection, picking up the accolade in 2015.

Marc Flur (1983)
Marc Flur stands as one of the winningest tennis players in Duke history with a career record of 110-29. The first Blue Devil tennis player to be inducted into the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame, Flur earned Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-America honors in 1983 and finished his senior season ranked No. 15 in the nation in singles.

He was tabbed the 1983 ACC Tournament MVP and is the only player in Duke history to earn five league flight championships. Flur captured three doubles crowns (1981-83) and singles titles in 1982 and 1983. His .791 winning percentage is the second-best mark in program history.

Flur helped propel Duke to its first ever ACC championship in 1982, when the team established a school record for wins in a season, compiling a 31-4 mark. That squad also made the program's first appearance in the NCAA Championship.

Following his college career, Flur went on to play on the professional tennis tour for six years. His highest ranking was No. 71 in the world in singles and No. 60 in doubles. He played at Wimbledon five times and in the U.S. Open on six occasions.

Flur returned to Duke in 1989 to serve as an assistant coach for the men's tennis team. He worked for one season under former coach Steve Strome and two years with Jay Lapidus. During Flur's tenure, the Blue Devil teams compiled a 52-30 record and won one ACC championship.

Flur, who was inducted into the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995, now works as a Certified Financial Planner with The Benefit Planning Group (BPG) in Durham. He is BPG's dedicated consultant to Duke University, and assists physicians from residency to retirement.