LAST TIME OUT: The Blue Devils are coming off wins against Virginia and Virginia Tech March 29-30. On Friday, March 29, the squad edged Virginia, 4-3, after junior Hanna Mar overcame a 1-5 deficit in a match deciding, third-set tiebreaker to top Stephanie Nauta. Duke returned to the courts Saturday to cruise past Virginia Tech, 4-1.
JODOIN ROLLING: Junior Marianne Jodoin leads the team with a perfect 14-0 singles record in dual matches this season. Against Virginia Tech, Jodoin downed Carol Kahoun, 6-0, 6-4, for her 20th consecutive singles victory.
DUKE’S TOUGH SCHEDULE: The Blue Devils have one of the most difficult schedules in the nation, including dual matches against 10 of the top-25 teams in the most recent ITA polls.
CLAYTON MOVING UP THE CAREER CHARTS: Senior Mary Clayton has tallied 27 career ACC singles wins, the fourth most career wins on Duke’s all-time list. With a win today, Clayton would move into a tie for third most in program history with Monica Mraz and Kathy Sell. In addition, Clayton has recorded 106 career singles wins, the 14th most wins in Duke record books. VERSUS GEORGIA TECH: Duke and Georgia Tech will meet for the 38th time in program history Saturday, with the Blue Devils controlling the series by a 34-3 margin. The teams last met April 1, 2012 when Duke swept the Yellow Jacket, 7-0, in Atlanta.
SCOUTING THE YELLOW JACKETS: Georgia Tech enters Saturdays match with a 9-6 overall record as well as a 3-2 mark in ACC play. The Yellow Jackets are led by senior Elizabeth Kilborn, who has tallied a 6-7 singles record in dual matches this season, playing in the top position for the team. COMING UP: The Blue Devils will return to Ambler Tennis Stadium Sunday, April 7 at 12 p.m. for a match against No. 16 Clemson. Sunday’s meeting will be the squads final home match of the regular season and will serve as Senior Day, a chance to honor seniors Mary Clayton and Nicole Lipp.
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