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Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech Advance
CARY, N.C. (theACC.com) – The quarterfinal field for the 2015 ACC Women’s Tennis Championship in Cary, N.C. is set, as Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech advance for a chance to compete in the semifinals.
Clemson moved on after blanking No. 13 Louisville, 4-0. The Tigers grabbed the doubles point from their No. 2 and No. 3 duos, then cruised with three singles victories from No. 1, No. 3 and No. 5 players, only dropping a total of four games. Clemson will face No. 4 Virginia tomorrow at 3 p.m.
Florida State mounted a comeback to take down No. 7 Notre Dame, 4-3. The Seminoles were down 3-2 when Yukako Noi (No. 3 singles) and Daneika Borthwick (No .1 singles) put together back-to-back victories to vault FSU into the quarterfinals. Florida State will take on No. 2 Miami tomorrow at 12 p.m.
Georgia Tech used a complete effort to shutout No. 14 NC State, 4-0. The Yellow Jackets snagged the doubles point and relied on No. 1, No. 2 and No. 5 singles victories, with Johnnise Renaud clinching the match with a 7-5, 6-2 triumph. Georgia Tech advances to play No. 3 Duke tomorrow at 3 p.m.
Virginia Tech battled darkness in the longest match of the tournament so far, defeating Boston College, 4-3. The Hokies were able to hold off the Eagles after winning the doubles point and taking No. 3 and No. 5 singles, setting the stage for Caroline Daxhelet. Finishing under the lights, Daxhelet battled off multiple match points to take a dramatic 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6) match in a walk-off tiebreaker. Virginia Tech takes on No. 1 North Carolina tomorrow at 12 p.m.