ACC Women's Tennis: A Hurricane, Cavaliers and a Couple of Tar Heels in NCAA Quarterfinals

ELITE EIGHT! Lohan Again Reaches NCAA Quarters

TULSA, Okla. – For the third time in the history of University of Miami women’s tennis, a Hurricane is headed to the NCAA Singles Championship quarterfinals in consecutive years.

Sinead Lohan, both ranked and seeded eighth, recorded a 6-4, 6-4 victory over No. 35 Desirae Krawczyk of Arizona State in the Sweet 16 Friday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on the University of Tulsa campus.

The sophomore joins eight-time ITA All-American Ronni Reis and five-time ITA All-American Laura Vallverdu, currently Miami’s associate head coach, as the lone Hurricanes to reach the Elite Eight at least twice.

Collins Advances To NCAA Singles Championships Quarterfinals

TULSA, Okla.— Virginia women’s tennis senior Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles Championship on Friday with a win over Ole Miss’ Arianne Hartono at the Case Tennis Center.

Collins defeated Hartono 6-4, 6-0 in the Round of 16 matchup and will now face Jasmine Lee of Mississippi State at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday in the quarterfinals. Collins is the overall No. 2 seed in the tournament, while Lee is in the group of players seeded from 9-16. Collins is currently ranked No. 2 in the ITA singles rankings, while Lee is ranked No. 13.

Carter, Kay Reach Quarterfinals At NCAA Tennis

TULSA, Oklahoma - Top seed and No. 1-ranked Hayley Carter and doubles teammate Whitney Kay of the North Carolina women’s tennis team both earned All-America status on Friday by reaching the quarterfinals at the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championship.

Carter and Kay, the No. 1 seed in doubles, won in come-from-behind fashion over No. 22 Palina Dubavets and Stefani Stojic of UC Santa Barbara, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (7) in a Round of 16 match on Friday afternoon.

“Everyone always comes out ready to play against you because they have nothing to lose,” said Kay. “It’s cool being the No. 1 seed, but that also comes with pressure.”

They will now take on South Carolina’s duo of Hadley Berg and Paige Cline on Saturday at 5 p.m., with the winner advancing to the semifinals.

Earlier in the day, Carter defeated No. 12 Julia Elbaba of Virginia in straight sets - 6-2, 6-2, to get her busy Friday off on the right foot.

“I think I played unbelievably, especially considering the conditions,” said Carter. “She was one of four people I’ve lost to this year. I lost to her in the fall. A little bit of redemption for me.