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Blue Devils, Wolfpack host tennis tournament

The Duke and N.C. State men’s tennis teams will co-host the USTA/ITA Carolina ITA Regional this weekend at the Cary Tennis Park in Cary. More than 128 competitors will be in action as the tournament stretches from Friday through Tuesday.

The singles and doubles winners from each of the 12 USTA/ITA regions advance to the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships Nov. 3-6 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

Nine of the 10 Blue Devils will compete this weekend.

After this weekend’s qualifier, the Blue Devils will continue in-state action with the Wolfpack Invite in Raleigh Oct. 21-23.

Football

ECU: Senior wide receiver Zay Jones has been named among 30 candidates vying for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award in college football. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I FBS senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. Jones, who sports a 3.56 cumulative GPA in interpersonal/organizational communications, is a two-time American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team selection and six-time ECU Directors of Athletics Honor Roll member.

Duke: The Blue Devils are partnering with Harris Teeter and N.C. Food Banks for the Big4 Million Meals canned food drive. With every three items donated, fans may purchase one general admission ticket to the contest versus the Hokies for only $15. Donations will be collected Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the ticket office in Scott Family Athletics Performance Center.

Wake Forest: Demon Deacons defensive coordinator Mike Elko has been named the National Defensive Coordinator of the Week by Coachingsearch.com after the Deacons’ 28-9 victory over Syracuse on Oct. 8. Elko’s defense held the high-powered Orange offense to 168 passing yards and 326 total offense yards.

Shaw: Head football coach Adrian Jones has been selected as one of the head coaches for the HBCU Spirit of America Bowl, Cutting Edge Sports Management CEO Neil Malvone announced Thursday.

Women’s Golf

UNC: The Tar Heels will host the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational Friday through Sunday. This is the 41st year of the tournament. Besides North Carolina, the Blue Devils and Wolfpack are competing. Teams will tee off beginning at 8:51 a.m.

Women’s Lacrosse

Duke: Former Blue Devil All-American Sarah Bullard has been named to the United States’ 2017 World Cup Training Team, U.S. Lacrosse announced Thursday. Bullard was one of 25 players selected from a 36-player pool. The team will compete in Florida in January at the Team USA Spring Premiere, and the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse World Cup is slated for July 13-22 in Guildford, England.

Wrestling

Duke: A pair of Blue Devils landed in FloWrestling’s preseason polls heading into the 2016-17 season. Senior Jake Faust headlines the duo at No. 8 in the 165-pound class, while Mitch Finesilver was tabbed ninth at 149. The team begins the 2016-17 season Nov. 6 at the Hokie Open.

Volleyball

Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons will take on the Virginia Cavaliers for the second time this season on Friday. The match will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Summit School. The team looks to sweep Virginia for the first time since 2003.

NC State: Headlined by a match-high, junior Julia Brown, had 16 kills helping to earn the team a 3-0 sweep at Louisville Thursday night.The Wolfpack improves to 11-8 and 4-3 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

St. Augustine: On Thursday, Lady Falcon, Shakera Hall recorded 14 kills for Saint Augustine’s University in a 3-0 CIAA volleyball loss to Shaw University at the Spaulding Gymnasium.

The Lady Falcons drop to 2-3 in the Southern Division.

Men’s Soccer

Duke: The team will host the Tar Heels this Friday. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. at the Koskinen Stadium.

Women’ s Soccer

Duke: U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team head coach Michelle French on Thursday named the 21 players who will represent the United States at the 2016 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup.Freshman Brooke Heinsohn will travel to Papua, New Guinea and compete from Nov. 13 through Dec. 3.

Women’s Field Hockey

Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons will play the Blue Devils at 6 p.m. Friday at the Kentner Stadium.

Women’s Tennis

Duke: Freshman Meible Chi remained perfect Thursday during the first day of the 2016 Oracle ITA Masters in Malibu, Calif. Chi earned two wins in mixed doubles and a singles victory.

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