By Riley Vance—
The U of L men’s tennis team travelled to Rome, Ga. to compete in the ACC tournament. They returned home after a first-round 4-2 loss to No. 37 Duke. The Cards ended their season with a 9-12 overall record and a 3-8 ACC record.
In doubles, Duke secured wins on courts one and three.
Luca Keist and Andrew Dale (Duke) defeated junior Alex Wesbrooks and freshman Kyle Tang 6-3.
On court one, No. 45 junior Fabien Salle and sophomore Matthew Fung fell 7-6 (7-4) in a close matchup against No. 20 Garrett Johns and Sean Sculley (Duke).
Junior Sergio Hernandez and senior Tin Chen were tied 6-6 with Duke’s Michael Heller and Andrew Zhang when the doubles point was clinched.
In singles, Duke took over courts one, four, and five to clinch the match.
No. 69 Johns (Duke) defeated Chen 6-3, 6-3 to tally a point for the Blue Devils.
Louisville fought back on court two as No. 57 Salle took down Sculley (Duke) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.
Duke widened their lead with a 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) win on court four over junior Josh Howard-Tripp.
The Cards added another point to their total as junior David Mizrahi overcame Heller (Duke) 7-5, 7-6 (7-3).
The Blue Devils clinched the match on court five with a 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 win over Fung.
- #69 Garrett Johns (DUKE) def. Tin Chen (LOU) 6-3, 6-3
- #57 Fabien Salle (DUKE) def. Sean Sculley (DUKE) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
- #81 Sergio Hernandez (LOU) vs. Andrew Zhang (DUKE) unfinished, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 0-3
- Luca Keist (DUKE) def. Josh Howard-Tripp (LOU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
- Andrew Dale (DUKE) def. Matthew Fung (LOU) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5
- David Mizrahi (LOU) def. Michael Heller (DUKE) 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 4, 6, 5
- #20 Garrett Johns/Sean Sculley (DUKE) def. #45 Fabien Salle/Matthew Fung (LOU) 7-6 (7-4)
- Sergio Hernandez/Tin Chen (LOU) vs. Michael Heller/Andrew Zhang (DUKE) unfinished, 6-6
- Luca Keist/Andrew Dale (DUKE) def. Kyle Tang/Alex Wesbrooks (LOU) 6-3
Order of Finish: 3, 1
Photo Courtesy of Adam Creech// U of L Athletics