Blue Devils Closing Time at ITA Carolina Regional

Story Links ITA CAROLINA REGIONAL MATCH RESULTS DURHAM – Duke men’s tennis fell into the semifinals of both singles and doubles at the ITA Carolina Regional Championships at Cary Tennis Park on Monday.

No. 17-32 Presbyterian’s Dusan Milanovic claimed a 6-2, 6-3 win over senior No. 7 Andrew Zhang in the singles semifinals. A few hours later, Zhang was back on the field with teammate Michael Heller in the doubles quarterfinals. The duo defeated fourth-seeded Benjamin Kittay and Logan Zapp of North Carolina in a three-set comeback thriller 5-7, 6-4, 13-11. Unfortunately, the pair would not be able to win another exciting three-set match in the semi-finals. Zhang and Heller recorded a 7-6 (8) tiebreaker win in the opening set against No. 9-16 Rafael Izquierdo Luque and Joseph Wayand NC State, but dropped a 7-6 (1) decision in the second. With the match leading up to the outcome of the third set, the Wolfpack moved forward for the 10-3 win to advance to Tuesday’s final. Zhang recorded an impressive five wins in singles and four wins in doubles during the tournament to lead the Blue Devils. SinglesMain game Semifinals
[17-32] Dusan Milanovic (PRES) beats. [7] Andrew Zhang (Duke) 6-2, 6-3 Doubles Main Draw Quarter-finals
[9-16] Michael Heller/Andrew Zhang (Duke) beats. [4] Benjamin Kittay/Logan Zapp (UNC) 5-7, 6-4, 13-11 Main Draw Semifinal
[9-16] Rafael Izquierdo Luque/Joseph Wayand (NCSU) beats. [9-16] Michael Heller/Andrew Zhang (Duke) 6-7 (8), 7-6 (1), 10-3

#Good week

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