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Duke is catching fire.
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Duke is catching fire.
Battling the Tigers Saturday afternoon, it was the Blue Devils who earned their stripes.
As Duke jogged off the court at the halfway point of its Wednesday night matchup against Pittsburgh, fans watching at home could not be blamed for wanting to change the channel. The Blue Devils were struggling to take care of the basketball. The offense looked rushed and disjointed. The team was down by double digits and seemed to be heading for its fifth loss of the season courtesy of former Duke star Jeff Capel.
Matched up against a much-improved Pittsburgh team in its return to Cameron Indoor Stadium, No. 24 Duke struggled to keep pace in the first half but only let the visiting Panthers pull away in the final minutes. The Blue Devils are hanging in there and trail 43-32 with 20 minutes left on the clock.
Duke enters 2023 looking to build on a strong 2022 season that included an impressive 17-9 overall record and a stellar 11-3 record at home. The Blue Devils have now been rewarded for this success with a top-20 ITA preseason ranking. What’s more, the team has retained most of its talent from last year. Of the student-athletes who competed in Duke’s final dual match of 2022 against Tennessee, only Sean Sculley and Edu Guell will not be returning this season.
Duke began its fall season in style over the weekend with an impressive second-place finish out of 14 teams in the Rod Myers Invitational.
Duke kicked off head coach Mike Elko's tenure Friday with a dominating shutout victory against Temple, but the squad will face what is presumably a much tougher test this week at Northwestern. Here are five things to look out for as the Blue Devils try to improve to 2-0 on the season.
In 2022, Duke faces the tough task of following up a 2021 season in which it lost just three regular-season matches, went to the ACC championship and made it to the third round of the NCAA tournament. Despite the tall order, the Blue Devils, ranked No. 12 nationally, are in a good position to repeat under the leadership of head coach John Kerr.
Duke junior Garrett Johns defeated Princeton's Ryan Seggerman in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championship before falling to Sam Riffice of Florida in the second round Tuesday. The defeat brings the junior’s successful season to an end.
In a Friday evening thriller under the bright lights in Champaign, Ill., Duke defeated in-state rival N.C. State to secure its spot in the Final Four.
Duke continued its dominant NCAA tournament run Friday with a 4-1 defeat of No. 14-seed Georgia at Ambler Tennis Stadium in Durham. The win advances the fourth-seeded Blue Devils to the quarterfinals in Champaign, Ill., and places the squad just three victories away from the program’s second NCAA Championship. What’s more, the 4-1 defeat of Georgia is the fourth straight match in which Duke has allowed no more than a single point on the scoreboard. Since its ACC tournament semifinal against Miami, Duke has outscored its opponents 16-3—a truly lopsided statistic that showcases just how well the team is performing late in the season.
Duke began its NCAA tournament run with a dominant 4-1 defeat of Memphis before falling to No. 6-seed Tennessee in the second round. Ahead of Saturday's loss, the Blue Devils performed well from the get-go Friday against the Tigers, winning the doubles point with a 6-4 victory from junior Andrew Zhang and graduate student Sean Sculley followed by a 6-3 win from the junior duo of Garrett Johns and Michael Heller.
No. 5-seed Duke was upset 4-3 Thursday by No. 12-seed Clemson in the second round of the ACC tournament. The surprising early exit comes on the heels of a strong regular season for the Blue Devils, who entered the conference tournament as the 22nd-ranked team in the country.
After a disappointing 4-2 loss to 10th-ranked Kentucky six days prior, Duke bounced back with a 4-2 win against Illinois Saturday. A major struggle for the team had been its doubles play, as the team had lost the doubles point in four straight matchups heading into Saturday afternoon’s bout against the Fighting Illini.
Duke enters its spring season primed and ready to improve on what was a rather disappointing 2021 effort. While the team did make the NCAA tournament, it was quickly bounced in the first round by South Florida. The Blue Devils only finished one match above .500 and won only one match in the ACC Championship.
Duke kicked off its spring season this weekend at the Michigan Invitational, squaring off against No. 12 Ohio State, No. 16 Michigan and Notre Dame over three days of match play. The Blue Devils excelled in singles, winning four out of six matchups against Ohio State, all seven of its matches with Notre Dame and two out of three matchups against Michigan.
The doubles duo of Sean Sculley and Garrett Johns had an early round exit in the NCAA Doubles Championship.
It's officially a wrap for Duke's 2021 season.
Sportswrap is your one-stop shop for everything Duke athletics, where we’ll recap how each of Duke’s sports currently in competition performed over the last week and give a brief look ahead. Here’s our recap for the week of May 4-10.
The match was a nail-biter from the get-go, but it didn't come out in Duke's favor.