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WACO, Texas - No. 2 North Carolina won 4-1 over 15th-seed Miami on Friday in the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship round of 16.
The victory, a program-tying 30th of the season, sets up a rematch of last year’s national championship final with 7th seed UCLA . This time the match takes place in the quarterfinal round on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
Carolina began the match outdoors at the Hurd Tennis Center, and ultimately won the opening point over Miami for a 1-0 advantage. Court two’s duo of Jamie Loeb and Ashley Dai won 8-3 over Monique Albuquerque and Silvia Fuentes.
Not long after on court one, 35th ranked Hayley Carter and Whitney Kay posted an 8-4 win to secure the early lead over the Hurricanes.
Then the rains came, forcing the match into the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center.
After a short delay, UNC went to work immediately with senior captain Caroline Price waisting no time in posting a 6-0, 6-2 win over Silvia Fuentes on court three, giving UNC a 2-0 lead over Miami.
The victory increased Price’s NCAA-leading dual match win total to 27 for the 20th-ranked singles player in the country.
WACO, TEXAS – The 21st-ranked Clemson women’s tennis team's season came to an end in the NCAA Round of 16 against the No. 4-national seed Vanderbilt on Friday night in Waco, Texas. The match between the Tigers and Commodores was originally scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. CT at the Hurd Tennis Center on the campus of Baylor University, but due to inclement weather, the match was moved indoors to the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center and the first ball was not served until 8:30 p.m. CT.
Doubles play was extremely close, but the Commodores secured the point with 8-6 wins at No. 1 and No. 3. At No. 1, fourth-ranked Beatrice Gumulyaand Jessy Rompies got out to a quick start, opening the match with a 4-2 lead, before Vanderbilt’s 20th-ranked team of Campbell and Colton started their comeback, ultimately winning 8-6. Joana Eidukonyte and Daniela Ruiztraded points back-and-forth with Altick and Casares at No. 3, but the Vanderbilt pair took a lead at 6-5 and went on to win 8-6.
Romy Koelzer andYuilynn Miao started out their No. 2 doubles match with a 1-5 deficit to 18th-ranked Antal and Sharma, before beginning an impressive comeback run that led them to take a 7-6 lead before play was halted.
WACO, Texas - Rachael James-Baker defeated Skylar Morton (Bethesda, Md.) 6-7, 7-5, 6-1 to lift No. 8 seed Baylor past No. 9 seed Virginia 4-3 in a round of 16 match at the NCAA Women's Tennis Championship on Friday (May 15) night at Hurd Tennis Center in Waco.
Baylor earned the crucial doubles point and Kelley Anderson (No. 6), Blair Shankle (No. 3) and James-Baker (No. 4) earned singles wins for the host Bears.
Reigning NCAA singles champion Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) and Maci Epstein (Winter Park, Fla.) posted singles wins for the Cavaliers (23-6) who advanced to the round of 16 for the fifth consecutive year. Baylor (28-6) will play top-seeded USC in the NCAA quarterfinals on Sunday.
UVa'a streak of five consecutive doubles points came to an end as Baylor posted wins on courts two and three. Baylor's Kelley Anderson and Theresa Van Zyl recorded an 8-3 win over Stephanie Nauta (Galveston, Texas) and Cassie Mercer (Huntington, W.Va.) on court two. No. 28 Elbaba and Skylar Morton (Bethesda, Md.) answered with an 8-3 win over No. 62 Ema Burgic and James-Baker on court one. Collins and Epstein fell behind 4-1 before rallying to force a tiebreaker and eventually losing 8-7 (7-4) to Shankle and Kiah Generette on court three.