While Harris was not perfect, he did enough to keep the Blue Devils undefeated.
If nothing else, he showed he is plenty capable to fill in again for Jones if his number is called again in the future.
The pair shot out to a 5-0 lead, but the Yellow Jackets (4-5, 1-1) fought back to knot up the tiebreaker at 6-6.
Nevertheless, Bilokin and Chi would win two consecutive points for the Blue Devils, clinching the set and handing Duke a 1-0 match advantage. 22 Mateas and Bilokin, on the other hand, both found themselves in tiebreakers. 24 Kenya Jones for the first half of the win-or-go-home 10-point battle, at one point leading 5-4.
If there is any team Duke has struggled against in recent years, it is Georgia Tech.
We would have thought by now that we would have been able to get three consistent, solid doubles teams but we really have not. But the official disagreed and used Mateas’ return as validation that the serve was in, granting the point to the Yellow Jackets.
We just got to keep working at it.” In singles, the Blue Devils steamrolled through their first four victories, as No. Mateas was visibly frustrated after the missed call, and went on to lose the next five points as well, squandering the tiebreaker 10-5.
The Yellow Jackets have taken six of their past seven meetings with the Blue Devils, dating back to 2013. 3 Duke finally emerged victorious over its counterparts to the south, defeating Georgia Tech 6-1 at Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center.
The Blue Devils began the afternoon with a hard-fought doubles win, a point they had lost their last three matches.