COLUMBUS, Ohio – In the first road match of the 2024 campaign for the 17th-ranked Duke women’s tennis team, the Blue Devils dropped a 4-0 decision at 12th-ranked Ohio State on Friday afternoon inside the Ty Tucker Tennis Center in Columbus, Ohio.
 
The Blue Devils fell for the second straight match and dropped to 5-2 on the year, while Ohio State improved to 4-1. 
 
How It Happened

  • For the second straight match and the third time this season, the Blue Devils fell behind early as Duke dropped the doubles point.
  • On court one, Duke’s Shavit Kimchi and Karolina Berankova never led en route to a 6-3 loss to Luciana Perry and Sydni Ratliff.It marked Kimchi and Berankova’s first dual match loss of the season, falling to 2-1.
  • The Blue Devil duo of Emma Jackson and Ellie Coleman were in a battle on court two against Irina Cantos Siemers and Audrey Spencer.Duke jumped out to a 2-1 lead, while also leading 3-2 and 4-3, but Ohio State responded by winning three straight games to clinch the doubles point, 6-4.
  • The match on court three was abandoned after the doubles point was clinched with Duke’s Iuliia Bryzgalova and Brianna Shvets leading, 6-5, against Madeline Atway and Teah Chavez.The Blue Devils were trailing 4-2, but won two of three key deuce points to even the match, 5-5.Trailing 40-0 in the next game, Bryzgalova and Shvets came back to take a 6-5 lead when the doubles point was clinched.
  • Duke came out in singles and won the first game on four of the six courts.
  • Ohio State had control on court one from the start though as 15th-ranked Cantos Siemers defeated 65th-ranked Kimchi, 6-2, 6-1, to put the second point on the board for the Buckeyes.
  • Bryzgalova, a Duke graduate student, opened her match on court five against Shelly Bereznyak and led 3-1, but ended up dropping the first set, 4-6.In the second set, Bryzgalova once again led early, 2-1, but ended up falling, 6-3, to give Ohio State a 3-0 advantage.
  • Playing at the No. 3 singles slot for the first time this season, sophomore Katie Codd suffered her first dual match loss of her career with a 6-4, 6-4 setback against Sydni Ratliff.Codd led 1-0 in both sets, including 3-2 in the second set, but couldn’t hold on.
  • The remaining three matches were abandoned when the match was clinched.All three were in the third set with Jackson, Coleman and Shvets on the court.

 
Next Match

  • Duke will conclude its two-match road trip in Columbus on Saturday, Feb. 3 with a match against 13th-ranked UCLA at 1 p.m.

 
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#12 Ohio State 4, #17 Duke 0
February 2, 2024
Ty Tucker Tennis Center  *  Columbus, Ohio
 
Doubles
1. Luciana Perry/Sydni Ratliff (OSU) def. Shavit Kimchi/Karolina Berankova (DU) 6-3
2. Irina Cantos Siemers/Audrey Spencer (OSU) def. Emma Jackson/Ellie Coleman (DU) 4-6
3. Iuliia Bryzgalova/Brianna Shvets (DU) vs. Madeline Atway/Teah Chavez (OSU) 6-5, unfinished
 
Singles
1. #15 Irina Cantos Siemers (OSU) def. #65 Shavit Kimchi (DU) 6-2, 6-1
2. Emma Jackson (DU) vs. #85 Luciana Perry (OSU) 6-2, 3-6, 1-1, unfinished
3. Sydni Ratliff (OSU) def. #52 Katie Codd (DU) 6-4, 6-4
4. #74 Ellie Coleman (DU) vs. Teah Chavez (OSU) 7-5, 3-6, 0-1, unfinished
5. Shelly Bereznyak (OSU) def. Iuliia Bryzgalova (DU) 6-4, 6-3
6. #78 Brianna Shvets (DU) vs. Audrey Spencer (OSU) 0-6, 7-5, 2-2, unfinished
 
Order of Finish:  Doubles (1,2*), Singles (1,5,3*)



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