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Cardinals post first-round win over BC, meet Georgia Tech on Thursday
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Louisville moved on to the second round of the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Championship, defeating Boston College by a 4-0 score in Wednesday’s lone opening-round match.
The 12th-seeded Cardinals (15-16) will face fifth-seeded Georgia Tech (15-7) on Thursday at 4 p.m. at Cary Tennis Park. Other second-round matches include No. 8 NC State (17-13) versus No. 9 Clemson (15-13) at 1 p.m. Seventh-seeded Notre Dame (14-12) will meet No. 10 Duke (11-13) in Thursday’s other 1 p.m. match. Sixth-seeded Virginia Tech (14-7) faces No. 11 Miami (8-14) at 4 p.m.
Top-seeded Virginia (22-3), No. 2 Wake Forest (26-5), No. 3 Florida State (18-7) and No. 4 North Carolina (24-3) received double-byes into Friday’s quarterfinal round and will meet Thursday’s winners.
Action in the 2016 ACC Men’s Tennis Championship will continue with a pair of 2 p.m. semifinal matches on Saturday and will conclude with Sunday’s 2 p.m. championship match.
The Saturday semifinal match featuring the highest seeded team and Sunday’s championship match will be streamed live by ESPN3. Former United States Davis Cup team captain Patrick McEnroe will serve as the lead announcer. McEnroe, who captained the U.S. Davis Cup championship team in 2007, will be joined by Paul Torricelli on second chair. Torricelli spent over two decades as head coach at Northwestern, where his teams twice went unbeaten in Big Ten play. Brian Clark will also be on hand as the sideline reporter for the men’s matches.
No. 12 Louisville 4, No. 13 Boston College 0
The Cardinals put the 13th-seeded Eagles away with wins at the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 5 singles slots.
Chris Kougoucheff swept Hank Workman 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2, while Jeff Brown downed Jeffrey Melvin 6-0, 6-4 at No. 3. George Hedley won for the Cardinals at No. 5, turning back Kent Mukai 6-1, 6-1.
Louisville’s Alex Gornet and Hedley posted a 6-4 doubles win over Kyle Childree and Workman at No. 1 singles, while Courtney Lock and Donohue were 6-3 winners over Mukai and Jeffrey Melvin at No. 3.