The men’s tennis team also has players competing in the NCAA tournament with junior Henrique Cunha and sophomore Chris Mengel both making the singles and doubles draws of the tournament.
The singles competition began yesterday and Cunha wasted no time making it to the round of 32, defeating UCLA’s Adrien Puget 7-5, 6-0. Cunha is the No. 5 overall seed in the tournament.
Mengel, on the other hand, fell in his first-round match, losing to Fresno State’s Remi Boutiller 6-4, 6-4. Cunha has competed in the NCAA individual championships all three years he has been at Duke, while this was Mengel’s first appearance.
Mengel is still alive in doubles competition, however, competing with Cunha today in their first-round matchup against Chip Cox and Nick Jones of South Carolina. Cunha and Mengel are the No. 16 ranked pair in the nation.
Like the women’s competition, the men’s draw is behind held at the Dam Magill Tennis Complex.