TCU rival ends Bercek's run
Daniela Bercek's run at the Riviera/ITA All-American Championship fell short Oct. 9, when the junior dropped the championship match, 6-3, 6-4, to the third seed, TCU's Nicole Leimbach.
After being eliminated in the round of 16 last year while at UCLA, the fifth-seeded Blue Devil transfer advanced to the finals for the first time in her career by defeating Stanford's Alice Barnes, 6-2, 6-2, in the semifinals.
"It was a good experience for her and is the furthest she has advanced in a grand slam tournament during her career," head coach Jamie Ashworth said. "At the same time, she knows she can be the best player in the country if she puts the work and effort into it. She knows it is right there for her."
Bercek had been on a tear until her meeting with Leimbach. She had won seven straight matches leading up to Sunday's championship and did not drop a set in the four prior to the loss. Furthermore, Bercek had faced Leimbach three times last year while at UCLA and had won all three matches.
Second tenting game up for vote today
Today from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., undergraduates will be able to vote to decide what game, in addition to the one against UNC March 4, for which they would like to tent for. To vote, log onto the Duke Student Government website at www.dsg.duke.edu and follow the link on the homepage.
History of Duke Basketball DVD on sale
A Cut Above: 100 Seasons of Duke Basketball, released on DVD Oct. 11, tells the story of Blue Devils basketball from its humble beginnings in 1906 to its emergence as one of the premier programs in the history of college athletics. The DVD features former coaches and players including Vic Bubas, Dick Groat, Mike Gminski, Johnny Dawkins, Grant Hill and more.
N.C. State player facing deportation
Federal immigration officials have discovered that N.C. State sophomore forward Gavin Grant has been living illegally in the United States. Officials determined that Grant entered the country from Jamaica sometime before 1994 and never obtained a visa.
Grant could either face deportation or leave the country on his own volition and then apply to return.
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