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Mateas Named ITA National Rookie of the Year

ORLANDO, Fla. – Freshman Maria Mateas was named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Rookie of the Year as announced Sunday, marking the fifth time in program history a Blue Devil has garnered the accolade.

Mateas follows in the footsteps of Beatrice Capra (2012), Ansley Cargill (2001), Karin Miller (1997) and Vanessa Webb (1996).

Mateas held the top spot on Duke’s lineup the entire season where she earned the highest ranking of eighth in the country.

A first team All-ACC selection, Mateas posted an 8-3 ledger in conference play, highlighted by upsetting NC State’s then eighth-ranked Anna Rogers (6-1, 6-2) to help the Blue Devils defeat the ninth-ranked Wolfpack.