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DURHAM, N.C. - The Blue Devils women's tennis team will keep a weekly blog for 2012-13, giving Blue Devil fans an inside look at life on the team. Junior Rachel Kahan has written the fourth blog of the year, just a couple days after the squad downed Virginia and VIrginia Tech.

Rachel Kahan (April 3, 2013)

Dear Blue Devil Fans,

DWT had an amazing weekend. Our first match of the weekend was against Virginia and we always have close matches with them. Just like last year, we pulled out a close one 4-3. Although we lost the doubles point against Virginia, the girls bounced right back and played really well. When we met up in the locker room before heading out to singles we made sure to forget the doubles point and come out strong in the singles. Annie had a close match winning 7-6, 7-5 to give us a 3-2 lead. Ester competed extremely well but just couldn’t get the win, making the match tied at 3-3. Our number one singles, Hanna was on the spot. Fighting back from down 5-2 in the set and down 5-0 in the tiebreaker, Hanna was able to grind and fight and pull out the win. We had an extremely loud crowd that supported us this weekend that really helped the girls. This match was huge for DWT confidence and kept us undefeated in ACC play. Next we had Virginia tech and we talked a lot about bringing the same amount of energy and fight and after an emotional day the day before making sure that we took care of business. DWT certainly took care of business winning the match 4-1 in only a little over 2 hours. After the match concluded we got to sing Annie happy birthday as she turned 20!

Up next we have Clemson and Georgia tech that will be our last home matches of the season where we will be honoring our senior Mary Clayton. Mary has been an incredible leader on this team and has showed some great heart and fight at her time here at Duke!!!

Thank you everyone who came out to the matches can’t wait to see you this weekend!!!

Rachel and the rest of DWT!


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