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Duke Prepares for ACC Tournament
Thursday 04/21/2011  -  Duke Sports Information
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CARY, N.C. - Duke, the No. 3 in the ACC Tournament, received a first round bye today and will play its first game of the weekend tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the Cary Tennis Park.

The Blue Devils will play the winner of the final game on Thursday between the No. 6 seed Virginia Tech and the No. 11 seed N.C. State.

Updates for Duke's quarterfinal match will be given on the official Duke Tennis twitter page that can be found at the bottom right of the men's tennis home page on goduke.com.

2011 ACC Tournament
The 2010 ACC men's tennis tournament will be held April 21-24 at Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C. Duke will be the No. 3 seed in the tournament and will receive a first round bye before taking on either Virginia Tech or N.C. State on Friday at 3 p.m.

12 ACC Championships
Duke men's tennis has won 12 ACC Championships in its history, ranking as the second most in ACC history behind North Carolina's 23. The Blue Devils claimed 11 of the 16 titles from 1991-2006. The school's other championship came in 1982.

Duke vs. the Field
The Blue Devils posted a 9-2 record in ACC play this season to finish tied for second in the standings. It marked the second straight year they went 9-2 in league play. This season the Blue Devils only suffered road losses to the top team in the country, Virginia, and North Carolina. Duke earned wins over both possible second round opponents, defeating Virginia Tech, 6-1, and N.C. State, 7-0.

No. 1 Virginia - L, 1-6
No. 2 North Carolina - L, 3-4
No. 4 Miami - W, 5-2
No. 5 Georgia Tech - W, 6-1
No. 6 Virginia Tech - W, 6-1
No. 7 Wake Forest - W, 7-0
No. 8 Florida State - W, 4-3
No. 9 Maryland - W, 6-1
No. 10 Clemson - W, 7-0
No. 11 N.C. State - W, 7-0
No. 12 Boston College - W, 7-0

Blue Devils in ACC Tournament
Since the first ACC Tournament was held in 1986, Duke has posted a league record 49 wins. The Blue Devils are 49-14 all-time in the tournament, ranking them first with a .778 winning percentage. Duke has made the finals in 14 of the past 20 seasons.

ACC Tournament Series Records
Boston College - Duke leads 2-0 
Clemson - Duke leads 5-3 
Florida State - Duke leads 5-3 
Georgia Tech - Duke leads 4-2 
Maryland - Duke leads 2-1 
Miami - never met in ACC Tournament 
North Carolina - Duke leads 6-3 
N.C. State - Duke leads 9-0 
Virginia - Duke leads 7-2 
Virginia Tech - Duke leads 1-0 
Wake Forest - Duke leads 8-0 

Duke Players in ACC Tournament
Several current Blue Devils have enjoyed success in the ACC Tournament. The top two players in the lineup, Cunha and Carleton, are both undefeated. Cunha went 3-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles last season in Duke's run to the finals. Carleton has a 2-0 career singles record and 5-0 mark in doubles over the last three years as most of his singles matches have gone unfinished. Junior Luke Marchese came through with two singles wins last year and is 2-1 all-time. Torsten Wietoska is 3-1 in doubles and 1-1 in singles.

Team Wins Nine ACC Matches
For just the third time in school history the Blue Devils notched nine ACC wins. The total matches the school record set by the 2006 and 2010 squads. Duke is two victories shy of recording 20 wins for the second straight season and 20th time in school history.

Approaching 100 Victories
Senior Reid Carleton is two singles wins shy of becoming the 10th player in school history to reach 100 career singles victories. He currently ranks 10th with 98 wins in his four seasons, winning 20 or more each year and a career-high 31 this season. Carleton also has 110 career doubles wins, three shy of tying Jonathan Stokke for second most all-time at Duke.

Doubles Pair on Verge of Record
The top doubles team for the Blue Devils, Carleton and Henrique Cunha, are just two wins away from tying the school record for most doubles victories by two players. The current school record is 75 wins by Peter Ayers and Rob Chess. Carleton and Cunha have compiled a 73-11 overall record over the last two seasons.

Single Season Lists
With 31 singles victories each, Carleton and Cunha are two wins away from moving into the top 10 on Duke's single season singles wins list. The duo has 32 doubles victories, which already rank third most in a season and are three shy of Doug Root and Jordan Wile for second most. Carleton has been a part of 35 doubles wins, which is tied for fifth most while Cunha has 33 to rank seventh.

Mengel One of Top Freshmen
Freshman Chris Mengel has put together a very impressive first year as a Blue Devil. The Pittsburgh, Pa. native has a 29-10 singles record, including a 10-1 mark in ACC play. He is one win shy of becoming the ninth player at Duke to win 30 or more singles contests as a freshman. He already set the school's freshman record with 10 ACC wins, breaking the previous mark of nine held by Luke Marchese. In doubles he has tallied 20 wins, becoming the 11th player to do so and ranking tied for 10th.

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