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Duke women's tennis excels during season

Tennis may not be what comes to mind when you think of Duke Athletics, but it should be.  The Blue Devils women’s tennis team has a record of 20-1 on the season, clinching 20 match wins for the 14th time in 18 seasons.  With the win against Miami (FL) Duke won their 10th conference match on the season.

Duke currently stands atop the NCAA rankings. The lowest they have been ranked all season is 10th which was back in January 2nd. They remained at 10th until February 11th, where then they jumped all the way to the number 1 ranking and they’ve remained there since.

With the success that they Blue Devils are having, they are hoping to win the NCAA championship this season. The last, and only time, the Blue Devils have won the NCAA Championship was in 2009.  That season, Duke had three losses in the regular season.

This season’s team has eight athletes, consisting of two freshmen, one sophomore, two juniors, and three seniors. The small, but mighty team, is comprised of ranked athletes in their events, whether they be playing singles or doubles. The highest ranked Blue Devil is sophomore Beatrice Capra. Capra plays both singles and doubles. She is ranked fifth nationally in singles and is also ranked fifth nationally in doubles along with her partner senior Hanna Mar.

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