Duke University freshman Rodenas recorded his highest ranked win on Tuesday when he beat top seed and No. 14 ranked Sebastian Dominko of Notre Dame in three sets, in the NCAA Singles Championship. Rodenas recorded a 6-4 win in the first frame, but lost the second 6-1.
He rebounded for a 6-4 win in the third set to earn his ninth league win of the season. The rookie now has 33 overall singles hits during his freshman season, which puts him tied with Geoff Grant and Chris Mengel for fourth all-time in the freshman hits list.
Rodenas will meet the no. 1 and best player in the country Eliot Spizzirri of Texas for a midday game. The Duke Freshman continued his impressive season opener with his second win at the 2023 NCAA Singles Championship on Tuesday at USTA National Campus.
With the victory, Rodenas becomes an All-American and advances to the round of 16 today, Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
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
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