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Each team advances to the second round of 2014 ACC Championship
GREENSBORO, N.C. – In opening round play of the 2014 ACC Women’s Tennis Championship held at Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C., Wake Forest, Boston College and Virginia Tech registered victories that earned each a spot in the second round of the Championship.
No. 13 Wake Forest 4, No. 12 Maryland 1
The Demon Deacons and Terrapins kicked off play in the 2014 ACC Championship, with the winner looking to advance to the second round for a matchup against No. 5 Duke.
Wake Forest got off to a strong start, as it grabbed victories at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. The Deacs’ Luisa Fernandez and Samantha Asch notched the decisive win in doubles play, earning a 8-7 (8-0) win.
In singles play, Wake Forest parlayed its momentum from the doubles victory into three straight-set wins at No. 3, 4 and 5 singles.
No. 10 Boston College 4, No. 15 Pitt 0
Coming into the tournament ranked No. 51 in the country, Boston College was able to scores its first ACC Championship win in program history in its defeat of Pitt.
The Eagles earned the doubles point by winning two of three matches, including an 8-7 (8-1) win at No. 2 doubles by Wan-Yi Sweeting and Katya Vasilyev.
BC earned straight-set wins at No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4 in singles action.
No. 11 Virginia Tech 4, No. 14 NC State 3
The Hokies and the Wolfpack battled back and forth in a match that lasted more than four hours.
After falling behind 1-0 after doubles play, Virginia Tech rallied and grabbed victories in four singles matches.
The Hokies’ Raluca Mita earned the clinching victory of the match, defeating Nicole Martinez, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2.