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Florida State, Duke, Notre Dame and Georgia Tech claim victories
CARY, N.C. (theACC.com) – Each of the four higher-seeded teams advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2014 ACC Women’s Tennis Championship being held at Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C.
Quarterfinal action on Friday will see top-seeded North Carolina take on No. 8 Florida State and No. 4 Clemson squaring off against No. 5 Duke, with both matches set to begin at 9 a.m. The noon quarterfinal match features No. 7 Notre Dame versus No. 2 Miami, while No. 3 Virginia will close out the day by taking on No. 6 Georgia Tech at 3 p.m.
Florida State earned a bid to the quarterfinals by defeating Syracuse, 4-1. The Seminoles captured the doubles point, along with the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 6 singles matches. Kerrie Cartwright clinched the victory for Florida State.
Duke, which entered the tournament as the No. 6 team in the country, handled upset-minded Wake Forest, 4-0, by capturing the doubles point and the No. 1, No. 4 and No. 6 singles matches. The clinching of the match came on a straight set victory by Chalena Scholl.
Notre Dame dispatched Boston College, 4-0. The Eagles, who won their first ACC Championship match in program history on Wednesday, had players retire at No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles due to injury. Heini Salonen and Britney Sanders earned singles wins for the Fighting Irish.
In the final women’s match of the day, Georgia Tech defeated Virginia Tech, 4-0. The Jackets quickly earned the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2. Those victories were followed by wins at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 singles. Muriel Wacker earned the clinching point of the match for the Jackets.