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Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Virginia and Wake Forest Advance
CARY, N.C. (theACC.com) – The semifinal field for the 2015 ACC Men’s Tennis Championship in Cary, N.C. is set, as Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Virginia and Wake Forest advance for a chance to earn a berth in the ACC Championship match.
Georgia Tech moved onto the semifinals by upsetting No. 2 Virginia Tech, 4-3. The Yellow Jackets snagged the doubles point with wins from the No. 1 and No. 3 spots. In singles play, the two teams alternated individual victories before arriving at a 3-3 tie. In a lengthy No. 2 singles match, Carlos Benito eventually sealed the victory with a three-set triumph. Georgia Tech will face No. 3 Wake Forest tomorrow at 10 a.m.
North Carolina went the distance to take down in-state rival No. 5 Duke, 4-3. The Tar Heels dropped the doubles point but mounted a furious comeback, winning No. 1, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 singles on their way to the semifinals. Jack Murray ended the match in the third set with a cross court winner off a first serve. North Carolina will play No. 1 Virginia tomorrow at 10 a.m.
Top-seeded Virginia pulled away from No. 8 Florida State, advancing with a 4-1 victory. The Cavaliers dropped the doubles point to fall into an early deficit. However, the ‘Hoos turned on the jets in the singles matches, taking the No. 1, No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6, all in straight sets, to move onto the next round. Virginia will take on No. 4 North Carolina tomorrow at 10 a.m. with the match being live broadcast on ESPN3.
Wake Forest cruised to a 4-0 win over No. 11 Clemson to move into the semifinals. The Demon Deacons swept the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles matches to take the point and then took No. 1, No. 2 and No. 5 singles matches to advance. Wake Forest moves on to face No. 10 Georgia Tech tomorrow at 10 a.m.