I watched both matches today. Duke is looking as good as they were in 2009, maybe better. Everyone is playing with a lot of fight and passion. No one was making dumb errors, which is very unusual. All six starters are playing with supreme confidence that they can and should win these matches. I think it speaks volumes that Duke barely won in the regular season and then won 4-0 today. They have been just destroying teams that, on paper, should be giving them at least token opposition.
Carolina did not impress me. They barely beat Tech, and they were just not playing well.
Doubles: Duke destroyed them last time, and I don't think anything will be different this time. Duke annihilated UVA in doubles, and UVA has some of the best doubles tandems in the country.
1: Capra has this point locked up.
2: Goldfield played very well against Lindsey today. I think she'll keep it close against Zoe, and I don't think this match will finish.
3: Kahan will beat Featherston. Rachel was her old self today, and, judging by her recent scores, has been playing really well for a while now.
4: Mar deserves some award for being one of the most improved players in the league. I don't think she'll have trouble with Price.
5: Clayton has beaten Gina Suarez Malaguti several times of late. I think this should be no different, especially given Gina's record of late.
6: Turewicz could lose to Tessa Lyons, but beat her last time.
I will be at the match. I expect another 4-0 Duke victory. The real competition will be on the men's side. To be able to witness two Duke beatdowns of Carolina in one weekend would be sweet. GTHC!!!!