Chloe Beck of Duke University gets the round of 16 at the NCAA Singles!
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 568
Duke University women's tennis senior Chloe Beck continued her run at the NCAA Singles Championship on Tuesday as she advanced to the round of 16 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida. Beck got a 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Michigan's Jaedan Brown, who is ranked No.
22 nationwide. Riding on a six-game hitting streak, Beck moved to 33-4 on the year. She matched her 33-hit singles mark from a year ago, which ranks 32nd on Duke's single-season record charts. Beck has won 27 of her last 28 games.
Chloe told after the victory: "Jaeden is not an easy opponent to play against. When she is aggressive and goes to the net, it is very difficult to blame her. After losing the second set, I knew I had to try to be more aggressive myself and keep fighting to throw her off balance.
I'm happy I was able to recover and come out in the third set, 6-4, and I'm excited to have another match tomorrow." Today at 10 am she will face No. 50 ranked Layne Sleeth of Oklahoma in the round of 16. Fellow Blue Devil senior Georgia Drummy saw her Duke career come to an end with a 7-5, 7-5 loss to 36th-ranked Michigan's Kari Miller.
She finished the season with a 13-7 overall record and won eight of her last 10 games. Over the course of her collegiate career, she compiled an impressive 85-32 singles roster.
About the Duke University
Duke University is one of the most famous and most prestigious universities in US.
It was founded in 1838 during the presidency of Martin Van Buren, and it is located in Durham, North Carolina. The name was changed in 1924 in honor of James Buchanan Duke following a bequest from the Duke family of tobacco manufacturers.
Constituent schools of the university include Trinity College, the Edmund T. Pratt School of Engineering, the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, the Fuqua School of Business, Duke Medical School, Duke Law School, and the Duke Divinity School.
The growth of the university and the volume of research funds have helped confirm Duke University's academic reputation. Three students were named Rhodes Scholars in both 2002 and 2006, a number surpassed only by Harvard in 2002 and the United States Military Academy in 2006.
In all, Duke has sired 43 Rhodes Scholars, including 22 in the time between 1990 and 2011. 2010 data shows annual research investment exceeded $983 million
Credits: pic by Duke University website