No. 4 Duke vs Syracuse
April 12 | 6 p.m.
No. 4 Duke vs Boston College
April 14 | 10 a.m.
DURHAM, N.C. – The fourth-ranked Duke women’s tennis team secured its 19th victory of the 2019 season Wednesday evening over ninth-ranked NC State and is set to welcome Syracuse to Durham for a 6 p.m., first serve Friday, April 12. The Blue Devils will also take on Boston College Sunday, April 14 for a 10 a.m., first serve and will honor Duke’s 2019 senior class.
The Blue Devils have had a successful spring thus far, sporting a 19-2 overall record and have gone 11-1 in conference play.
Duke owns a nine-match win streak since suffering its first ACC loss on March 6 to top-ranked North Carolina. The Blue Devils are coming off a 5-2 win over the ninth-ranked Wolfpack and look to continue their ACC dominance this weekend.
The Blue Devils dropped one spot to No. 4 in the country after holding the third ranking for six straight weeks. Duke features several players on the singles and doubles list. Freshman Maria Mateas garnered the highest Blue Devil ranking at No. 13, followed by Meible Chi (No. 18) and Kelly Chen (No. 32).
Mateas is 11-6 this season and is riding a seven match win streak, followed by Chi (11-2) and Chen (14-4). The Blue Devils are led by senior Ellyse Hamlin with a 17-2 overall record.
Rookie Mateas headlined Wednesday’s win as she upset eighth-ranked Anna Rogers of NC State (6-1, 6-2) on Duke’s top court.
Kaitlyn McCarthy and Hamlin earned the No. 21 spot on the dubs list with a 10-3 record this season. McCarthy earned another place on the doubles list with Chi as they are No. 23, followed by Hamlin and Chen (No. 81).
Duke enters Friday’s match with Syracuse owning an 8-0 series record with the last two meetings on the road in New York. The Orange check in at No. 31 on the latest ITA rankings as they are 12-9 overall and 5-7 in conference.
The Orange feature two on both the singles and doubles teams. No. 19 Gabriela Knutson owns a 13-7 ledger this spring while No. 100 Miranda Ramirez is 15-5. Knutson and Ramirez are ranked No. 56 in doubles (11-8) and Sofya Golubovskaya and Sofya Treshcheva are No. 90 (6-3).
Much like Duke’s record with Syracuse, the Blue Devils have posted a flawless 14-0 ledger versus the Eagles. Boston College is 15-7 and 5-7 in ACC play and are riding a four-match win streak, including upsetting No. 27 Miami (4-3).
Yufei Long headlines the Eagles at No. 69 in the nation followed by No. 103 Kylie Wilcox. In doubles, Wilcox and Jackie Urbinati are ranked No. 72.
Following this weekend, Duke will turn its attention to the ACC Tournament April 17-21 in Cary, N.C.
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