Blue Devils Defeat Charleston Southern, 4-0, on Sunday Morning

Blue Devils Defeat Charleston Southern, 4-0, on Sunday Morning

DURHAM – In the first of two doubles games on Sunday for the Duke women’s tennis team, the sixth-ranked Blue Devils clinched a 4-0 win over Charleston Southern at the morning’s Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center.

Duke improved to 2-0 in the season while Charleston Southern fell to 0-1 in the season opener.

How it happened
• Duke got off to a good start in all three doubles places.
• Ranked No. 2, Emma Jackson and Julia Bryzgalova won a quick 6-0 match against Marina Skegro and Luiza Fullana in just 23 minutes.
• A minute later, the Blue Devils clinched the double point with a 6-1 win on Court No. 3 as Ellie Coleman and Karolina Berankova defeated Tiffany Pyritz and Zoe Cauthen.
• Dukes duo ranked 13th by Chloe Beck and Cameron Morra Closed doubles play with a 6-2 win on Court #1 over Noah Boyd and Amila Jusufbegovic.
• In the second straight match, Duke won the first singles set in all six places.
Brianna Schwetza graduate student, quickly gave the Blue Devils a 2-0 lead when she threw a 6-1, 6-0 win over Pyritz in just 54 minutes in 5th place.
• PhD student Cameron Morra scored Duke’s third point of the day on Court #3 as she won Skegro 6-3, 6-2.
• Blue Devil sophomore Ellie Coleman took the Duke win on Court #4 with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Cauthen.
• The final three singles games were still ongoing, with Dukes’ third-placed Beck leading 6-1, 5-3 against Boyd in first place, Jackson leading in 22nd-place 7-5, 0-2 against Jusufbegovic and the newcomer Katie Codd led 6-2, 5-2 against Khyanna Singh when the match was decided.

• Duke and Charleston Southern met for the first time in school history.
• The Blue Devils improved 2-0 all-time against the Big South Conference.
• Duke celebrated his 13th straight home win.
Cameron Morra notched her 96th career singles win and is just three shy of her 100th win.
• Student in the first year Katie Codd made her dual-match debut in singles that day.

“We don’t find ourselves in a situation where we play two games in one day very often and we haven’t done that in a long time. I spoke to them about trying to focus on every single point they play they play, and don’t give up free points.” and walk off the pitch so we can get ready for this afternoon’s game. So I thought we did a good job overall. It’s a bit difficult when they know you’re only playing before four because they start rushing. I thought in the second set we started rushing a bit because they all wanted to be the ones who wanted to finish their match. I found it good overall. We were able to reach pretty much everyone except Georgia (Drummy) involved which was important to us as well. And that was one of the goals of this game.” – Duke Head Coach Jamie Ashworth

Next game
Duke will return to Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center at 5pm on Sunday night when the Blue Devils host Charlotte.

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Duke 4, Charleston Southern 0
January 15, 2023
Durham, NC (Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center)

1. #13 Chloe Beck/Cameron Morra (DU) def. Noah Boyd/Amila Jusufbegovic (CSU) 6-2
2. Emma Jackson/Julia Bryzgalova (DU) def. Marina Skegro/Luiza Fullana (CSU) 6:0
3. Ellie Coleman/Karolina Berankova (DU) def. Tiffany Pyritz/Zoe Cauthen (CSU) 6:1

1. #3 Chloe Beck (DU) vs. Noa Boyd (CSU) 6-1, 5-3 unfinished
2. #22 Emma Jackson (DU) against Amila Jusufbegovic (CSU) 7: 5, 0: 2 unfinished
3. #28 Cameron Morra (DU) def. Marina Skegro (CSU) 6: 3, 6: 2
4. Ellie Coleman (DU) def. Zoë Cauthen (CSU) 6: 1, 6: 2
5. Brianna Schwetz (DU) def. Tiffany Pyritz (CSU) 6: 1, 6: 0
6. Katie Codd (DU) vs. Khyanna Singh (CSU) 6-2, 5-2 unfinished

Ranking: Doubles (2, 3, 1), Singles (5, 3, 4)

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