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Blue Devils Cruise To 6-1 Win Over Princeton
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 02/22/2008
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Senior Tory Zawacki clinched a 6-1 Duke win on Friday night.
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DURHAM, N.C. – The eighth-ranked Duke women’s tennis team remains perfect on the year as the Blue Devils secured a 6-1 win over 72nd-ranked Princeton on Friday evening at Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center.

Duke swept doubles competition to go ahead 1-0 early, as senior Tory Zawacki and sophomore Amanda Granson posted an 8-4 triumph over Ivana King and Rebecca Parks at No. 3 before freshman Reka Zsilinszka and sophomore Elizabeth Plotkin defeated Sarah Hoffman and Sarah Huah, 8-4, at No. 3 to clinch the point for the Blue Devils.

At No. 2, junior Melissa Mang and sophomore Jessi Robinson combined for an 8-4 win over Taylor Marable and Melissa Saiontz.

Singles action saw 13th-ranked Zsilinszka defeat Parks, 6-4, 6-1, at the No. 3 position to put the Blue Devils ahead, 2-0, then Robinson picked up a two-set win over Huah (6-0, 6-4) at the No. 5 position  to increase Duke’s advantage to 3-0.

Zawacki then clinched a Duke win with a 6-3, 6-3 triumph over Hoffman at No. 6.

Plotkin, ranked 38th in the nation, picked up a win on the night as she defeated King, 6-3, 7-5, at No. 2, while 16th-ranked freshman Ellah Nze also notched a victory with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win over Saiontz at No. 1.

Mang dropped a tight 6-3, 5-7, 10-7 decision to Marable at the No. 4 position to account for the final 6-1 score.

With the win Duke improves to 5-0 (0-0 ACC) while Princeton falls to 5-3 (0-0 Ivy).

Duke will return to action on Sunday, Feb. 24, as No. 8 Duke hosts No. 2 Northwestern at 12 noon.

No. 8 Duke 6, No. 72 Princeton 1
February 22, 2008
Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center – Durham, N.C.

1. #16 Ellah Nze (D) def. Melissa Saiontz (P) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
2. #38 Elizabeth Plotkin (D) def. Ivana King (P) 6-3, 7-5
3. #13 Reka Zsilinszka (D) def. Rebecca Parks (P) 6-4, 6-1
4. Taylor Marable (P) def. Melissa Mang (D) 6-3, 5-7, 10-7
5. Jessi Robinson (D) def. Sarah Huah (P) 6-0, 6-4
6. Tory Zawacki (D) def. Sarah Hoffman (P) 6-3, 6-3
Order of finish: 3,5,6*,2,4,1

1. R. Zsilinszka/E. Plotkin (D) def. S. Hoffman/S. Huah (P) 8-4
2. M. Mang/J. Robinson (D) def. T. Marable/M. Saiontz (P) 8-4
3. T. Zawacki/Amanda Granson (D) def. I. King/R. Parks (P) 8-4
Order of finish: 3,1*2

Match Notes
Team Records: Duke (5-0, 0-0 ACC), Princeton (5-3, 0-0 Ivy)