Durham, N.C. - Duke will be at home for its final two regular season matches of 2011 as they wrap up ACC play this weekend against Florida State and Miami.
The Blue Devils will take on Florida State at 3 p.m. on Friday in Ambler Tennis Stadium. Then on Sunday three Duke seniors, Reid Carleton, Jared Pinsky and Alain Michel will be honored prior to the match for senior day as the Blue Devils face Miami at 12 noon.
The three seniors have combined for 202 career singles wins and 191 doubles victories. Carleton currently ranks 10th all-time with 96 wins in singles and third on the career doubles wins list with 110 victories. He has won 20 or more singles matches all four years and is one win away from his first 30-win season. Michel has 35 singles wins and 41 doubles victories. Pinsky has won a career-high 24 singles matches this season and has 71 in his career to go with 40 doubles wins.
Duke enters the final weekend of regular season play with a 16-8 overall record and 7-2 mark in conference matches. They are currently tied for third in the ACC standings with Georgia Tech and North Carolina and are one match behind Miami, Sunday's opponent.
Friday will be the 35th meeting between Duke and Florida State. The Blue Devils lead the all-time series 23-11 and won both contests last season to end a six-match losing streak in the series. The Seminoles are ranked No. 41 with a 9-11 overall record and 4-5 conference ledger. Florida State features No. 23 Vahid Mirzadeh and No. 108 Clint Bowles in singles and have the No. 13 doubles team in the country with Mirzadeh and Connor Smith.
Miami leads the all-time series with the Blue Devils, 22-15, with wins in each of the last two regular season matchups. It is the first two wins for the Hurricanes against Duke since they joined the ACC prior to the 2005 season. Miami is second in the ACC standings with an 8-1 record in conference play and are 14-5 overall despite not having a single ranked player on the roster.
This weekend's matches will be played at Ambler Tennis Stadium. Admission is free of charge and the match will also be streamed live on www.goduke.com.