Duke to host ITA Carolina Regional Championship


DURHAM – Men’s tennis Duke hosts the 2021 ITA Carolina Regional Championship this weekend at Cary Tennis Park in Cary, NC

More than 128 competitors will be in action as the tournament runs from Friday to Tuesday.

Ten Blue Devils will face off this weekend at Andrew Dale (double action only), Edu Guell, Michael heller, Garrett johns, Arturo Kam, Faris khan, Connor krug, Jake krug, Niroop Vallabhaneni, and Andrew Zhang. Duke’s 10 reps are up from the seven entrants he sent in 2019 to the same tournament. The event did not take place in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Six of Duke’s 10 reps were ranked on Thursday when the draw was created: Johns (3), Zhang (11), Güell (17-32), Heller (17-32), Khan (17-32) and C. Krug (17-32).

The game will start at 8:30 am on Friday and all players are guaranteed two singles matches throughout the day. The double part of the event will start on Saturday.

The singles and doubles winners of each of the ITA Regional Championships advance to the 2021 ITA Fall Nationals, which will be held November 4-7 at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, California.

Following this weekend’s qualifying event, the Blue Devils travel to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for the Wake Forest fall invitation on the weekend of November 5-7.

Duke Round of 128 singles matches:
Arturo Kam (Duke) c. Nicholas Campbell (Elon) – Court 14 at 8:30 a.m.
(17-32) Edu Guell (Duke) vs. Chrisjan Van Wyk (GWU) – Tribunal 13 at 8:30 a.m.
(11) Andrew Zhang (Duke) vs. Nico Grewe (UNCG) – Tribunal 15 at 8:30 a.m.
(17-32) Michael heller (Duke) vs. Reece Falck (UNCW) – 9:30 a.m.
(17-32) Faris khan (Duke) vs. Hugh Knapp (UNCG) – 10 a.m.
(17-32) Connor krug (Duke) vs. Zac Larke (C. of Charleston) – 10 a.m.
Niroop Vallabhaneni (Duke) vs. Mark Dillon (UNC) – 10:30 a.m.
(3) Garrett johns (Duke) vs. Damien Nezar (Campbell) – 11 a.m.
Jake krug (Duke) vs. (16) Yannai Barkai (State of North Carolina) – 11 a.m.



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