2015 ACC Men’s Championship First Round Concludes

Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech and North Carolina Advance

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CARY, N.C. (theACC.com) – The quarterfinal field for the 2015 ACC Men’s Tennis Championship in Cary, N.C. is set, as Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech and North Carolina advance for a chance to earn a berth in the semifinals.

Clemson moved on to the quarterfinals by upsetting No. 6 Louisville, 4-3. The Tigers grabbed the doubles point against the Cardinals and held on down the stretch for the victory. Hampton Drake sealed the match for Clemson in the final singles tout. The Tigers will face No. 3 Wake Forest tomorrow at 9 a.m.

Duke breezed to a first round victory over No. 12 Miami, 4-0. The Blue Devils earned the doubles point on back-to-back 8-4 wins by the No. 1 and No. 2 duos, never looking back. Josh Levine earned the match clinching point at No. 5 singles.  Duke will play No. 4 North Carolina tomorrow at 12 p.m.

Florida State edged No. 9 NC State, 4-2, in a marathon match lasting 4 hours and 18 minutes. The Seminoles advanced behind a doubles point and victories at the No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 singles positions. Florida State will face top-seeded Virginia tomorrow at 9 a.m.

Georgia Tech blanked No. 7 Notre Dame, 4-0, earning a spot in tomorrow’s quarterfinals. The Yellow Jackets took the doubles point and then received huge contributions from the bottom of its lineup with No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 singles players all getting victories. Georgia Tech will square off with No. 2 Virginia Tech at 9 a.m. tomorrow.

North Carolina cruised to a 4-0 victory over No. 13 Boston College, grabbing the doubles points and setting the tone. The Tar Heels would get dominant performances from their No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 singles players, all victorious in straight sets. North Carolina will face No. 5 Duke tomorrow at 12 p.m.