May 18, 2006
No. 8 seed Duke improves to 20-7 with the victory, its second over rival UNC this year ... Duke last reached the NCAA QF in 2004 (lost to Stanford 4-0) ... Duke advances to NCAA QF for 13th time in program history ... UNC won doubles point, butDuke quickly took control in singles, winningthe first set in five of the six matches...Duke's Jackie Carleton won her 10th straight match at No. 2 singles ... No. 9 seed UNC falls short in bid to reach final eight for second straight year and ends season with 26-7 record ... Duke leads all-time series against UNC 36-28 ... ACC went 2-2 today, with Duke and Miami advancing.
Duke Head Coach Jamie Ashworth
Opening Statement: "This is the second time that we have played North Carolina. Obviously we know them really well. It was kind of the same match as last time. We lost the doubles close last time. Singles we were able to win down low. We're a little deeper than they are. I think we proved that last time we played them. I felt like going into the match if we could win 4,5,6 we would put a lot of pressure on them and we were able to do that."
On playing Stanford: "I'm glad to have the chance to do it. I hope we match up pretty well. There's a little bit of history with some of our girls. I'm glad to have the opportunity to be able to play them. With it being a Friday night match, there will be a lot of people here and it will be a good atmostphere to play in. We'll definitely take our chances and see what happens. I think the girls are excited about it."
North Carolina Head Coach Brian Kalbas
Opening Statement: "I just give Duke credit. They came out and played really well. They put us on our heels. We fought really hard to win the doubles point and had some momentum but they took it away from us. They deserve all the credit. I think they played really well."