@DuqMTennis and @DuqWTennis Fall Recap
Jan. 13, 2017

The Duquesne tennis program is back in school and starts practice today. Both the men’s and women’s teams are coming off of a successful Fall season and will continue to ride the momentum into the Spring.

A FAMILIAR FACE IN A NEW PLACE
Matt Slamecka, who played for the Dukes during the 2014 and 2015 season joins the staff as the women’s assistant coach. The Butler, Pa. native currently serves as the adult tennis coordinator at Duquesne’s home facility Alpha Tennis & Fitness of Pittsburgh.

ITA REGIONALS
Duquesne had strong representation at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regionals.

On the women’s side, Kylie Isaacs and Julianne Herman each advanced in singles. They also teamed together in doubles, falling in a hard fought match to one of the ACC’s top teams in Amber Washington and Callie Frey of Pittsburgh.

Andrew Ong made it through the qualifying draw to advance to the main draw along with Jared Isaacs, Tim Kane, Adam Blasinsky and Dimitrios Stavropoulos. Isaacs, Kane and Blasinsky all advance to the Round of 64 while Stavropoulos won a pair of matches to advance to the Round of 32.

FALL TOURNAMENTS
The women’s participated in three tournaments in the Fall beginning with the Carnegie Mellon Invitational the first week of September. The Dukes went 15-9 in singles and 9-1 in doubles against the cross-town rivals. Up next was the Greater Cincinnati Invitational. The event was highlighted by Koralie Etienne winning her flight. The final team tournament was the Viking Invitational in Cleveland. Herman was crowned Singles Champion after going 3-0 in the three-day event.

 

 

The men also played in three team tournaments, also beginning at CMU. The Dukes won 13 singles matches and a double match. Next up was the Greater Cincinnati Invitational, where Jared Isaacs won his flight and Kane was runner-up at #3 singles. The dukes them played in the Toledo Invite where they went 23-12 overall, led by Akins who went 4-0 in singles and 6-1 overall. Akins was named to the All-Tournament team.

2016 PRO-AM
On October 22nd, Duquesne hosted a Pro-Am at Alpha. The event helped raise money for the program and gave a chance for alumni and boosters to get some court time with current Duquesne student-athletes. Additionally, the Dukes held a clinic which was attended by over 50 participants from the community.

UP NEXT
The women's team will participate in the Vartabedian Invite at Alpha against cross-town rival Pittsburgh Friday at 3:00 p.m. and Morgan State on Sunday at 9:00 a.m.

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