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Thursday April 24, 2014
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Florida State, Clemson, Virginia Tech and NC State earn wins
CARY, N.C. (theACC.com) – Day one of the 2014 ACC Men’s Tennis Championship saw Florida State, Clemson, Virginia Tech and NC State each punch its ticket to the quarterfinal round.
Quarterfinal action on Friday at Cary Tennis Park will have top-seeded Virginia taking on No. 8 Florida State at 9 a.m. No. 4 Notre Dame and No. 5 Clemson will go head-to-head, while No. 2 Duke will take on No. 7 Virginia Tech. Each match is set to begin at 12 p.m. In the final men’s match of the day, No. 3 North Carolina is pitted against No. 6 NC State at 3 p.m.
After winning the doubles point, Florida State earned victories at No. 1, No. 3 and No. 6 singles to cap a 4-0 victory over Miami. Marco Nunez registered the clinching victory for the Seminoles.
Clemson swept Boston College, 4-0, earning the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2. The Tigers quickly rattled off wins at No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4 singles, with Luke Johnson grabbing the clinching victory.
Virginia Tech fought off an upset-minded Wake Forest squad, as it notched a 4-2 victory. The Demon Deacons grabbed the doubles point by posting wins at No. 2 and No. 3. The Hokies rebounded from the losses in doubles play by earning straight set wins at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 singles, along with a three-set win at No. 1 singles. Andreas Bjerrehus registered the clinching victory for Virginia Tech.
Rounding out action on Thursday was NC State, as it defeated Georgia Tech, 4-0. With Georgia Tech competing with just five players, the Wolfpack earned a victory at No. 1 doubles to earn the doubles point. Owning a 2-0 lead heading to singles play, NC State earned wins at No. 1 and No. 3 singles to close out the match. Nick Horton earned the match’s clinching point.