All-ACC Academic Team (2018)
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.