DURHAM – The Duke women’s tennis program has announced its fall 2021 schedule, with the entire Blue Devils roster set to compete in several events. This fall will feature seven events over three months of action.
The Blue Devils open the fall roster at the Furman Invitational in Furman, SC, September 17-19. The two teams have a long history with each other, with the Blue Devils beating the Paladins 5-2 on Jan.31, 2021.
After the opening weekend, the team will participate in two separate events from September 24-26. Some will compete in the Fall Ranked Spotlight event in Cary, NC, while others face the UNC Invitational in Chapel Hill, NC. The Blue Devils competed in the fall UNC Invitational during the 2019-20 season, with seniors Margaryta Bilokin undefeated in singles and doubles to lead the team.
Four Blue Devils – seniors Kelly chen and Georgia Drum, junior Chloe beck and second Karolina Berankova – competing at the ITA Women’s American Championships October 4-10 in Charleston in October, SC Beck made waves in the last championship when she reached the singles semi-final.
At the same time, several Blue Devils will compete in the Wildcat Invitational at Northwestern in Evanston, Illinois. The event will run from October 8-10.
The fall list concludes with the ITA Fall Regional Championships October 21-25 in Winston Salem, NC, and the ITA Fall National Championships November 4-7 in San Diego, California. Chen had great races in both events in 2019, reaching the regional final in the singles and round of 16 of the national event.
The Blue Devils open the double-game schedule in January 2022. Duke returns to five from last season’s roster, adding two freshmen, Ellie Coleman and Emma Jackson, plus transfer of graduates Eliza omirou.
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