Blue Devils fall to No. Blue Devils fall to No. 8 North Carolina, 4-1


DURHAM – The Blue Devils’ three-match win streak was snapped by the eighth-ranked North Carolina team on Saturday at Ambler Tennis Stadium.
The Blue Devils dropped to 12-6 and 5-4 in ACC competition, while the Tar Heels improved their record to 15-3 and 8-1.
 What Happened

  • The Tar Heels began the match with a bang, winning the doubles points on courts one and 2. They were 1-0 up.
  • Shavit Kimchi The following are some examples of how to get started: Katie Codd On court one, they lost 6-1 to the 17th ranked duo Fiona Crawley/Carson Tanguilig.
  • The match that decided the point was played on court two, in a back and forth battle between the duo Emma Jackson The following are some examples of how to get started: Karolina Berankova Elizabeth Scotty & Anika Yarlagadda from UNC. Jackson and Berankova lost the match 6-3 to earn the Tar Heels the doubles point.
  • The Blue Devils’ tandem Briana Shvets The following are some examples of how to get started: Iuliia Bryzgalova On court three, the tie was 5-5 when the doubles match was won.
  • Bryzgalova was a graduate from Moscow, Russia. She won the match on court 3 6-2,6-2. It was her second straight ranked victory as she continued to play well.
  • Tanguilig, a native of Carlsbad, Calif., opened the match leading 5-3, but Tanguilig responded by winning three out of the next four games to tie the score, 6-6. Codd, from Carlsbad, Calif. won the first five games of the match, but Tanguilig tied the score at 6-6 by winning the next three.
  • Kimchi, from Israel, had a 5-4 lead in the first and second sets, but could not hold on.
  • North Carolina was able clinch victory on court 6 as Evans posted a victory of 7-5 4-6 6-3 over Berankova.Berankova started the first with a hot start, leading 2-0. She then held a lead of 3-2 before dropping a crucial deuce point, which evened the score 3-3.
  • Jackson and Shvets faced their opponents in a three-set match when the match was decided.


  • Duke played its 10th consecutive match without junior Ellie Coleman83 in singles rankings. 83 in singles at the national level.
  • Iuliia Bryzgalova She improved to 6-1 in ACC Play with her sixth straight win.


  • “I thought Carolina did a far better job than we in the big points. They played well when they were needed. I thought we did well, we were in a good place, but the scoreboard shows that we lost six of seven sets that were either 7-5 or 7-6. You won’t beat many teams by doing that. To me, this shows that they were mentally tougher than us in those moments. We were right there at the end and gave ourselves chances, but credit to their performance. They just played bigger points better than us.” – Duke head coach Jamie Ashworth
  • “She’s (Iuliia Bryzgalova) been playing well for us the last couple of weeks and we need her to do that and keep playing well. She’s played many college matches, first at Penn, then here, and it’s great to see her playing her best in her Duke career.”– Duke head coach Jamie Ashworth
  • “I told the students that we need to understand that our emotional and physical investment were both great today. We only have to mentally be present at each point. No matter who is on the other end of the net. I told them if there was one thing they could take from today’s game to take to the next few weeks, when Virginia and Virginia Tech are playing and then Notre Dame/Louisville is right after that, we need to have this mental commitment at every single point. Hopefully, we can accomplish that. We’ve gotten stronger as a group, our tennis has improved and our emotional level is higher. If we can get the emotional aspect going I told them that we can compete against anyone.” – Duke head coach Jamie Ashworth

Next Match

  • Duke will continue playing in Durham. They will host another two home games. The Blue Devils are scheduled to host Virginia Tech at 5 pm on Friday, 4/5, and Virginia at noon on Sunday, 7/4. Both matches will take place either at the Ambler Tennis Stadium or Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center.

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#8 North Carolina 4, #19 Duke
March 30, 2024
Ambler Tennis Stadium  *  Durham, N.C.
1. #17 Fiona Crawley/Carson Tanguilig (UNC) def. Shavit Kimchi/Katie Codd (DU) 6-1
2. #48 Elizabeth Scotty/Anika Yarlagadda (UNC) def. Emma Jackson/Karolina  Berankova (DU)  6-3
3. Brianna Shvets/Iuliia Bryzgalova (DU vs. Thea Rabman/Tatum Evs. 5-5, Unfinished
1.#22 Fiona Crawley (UNC) def. #90 Shavit Kimchi (DU)  7-5, 7-5
2. #97 Emma Jackson (DU) #42 Elizabeth Scotty vs. (UNC) 7-5 5-7, 2-2
3. Iuliia Bryzgalova (DU) def. #20 Anika Yarlagadda (UNC) 6-2, 6-2
4.#37 Carson Tanguilig (UNC) def.  #94 Katie Codd (DU)  7-6, 6-3
5. Brianna Shvets (DU vs. #70 Thea Rabie (UNC) 6-2, 6-7-5-6, unfinished
6. Tatum Evans (UNC) def. Karolina Berankova (DU) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
Order of Finishing Doubles: (1,2*)    Singles: (3,4,1,6*)


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