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April 25, 2013
CARY, N.C. - Each of the three higher seeded teams advanced in the opening round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Tennis Championship on Thursday.
Quarterfinal action on Friday at Cary Tennis Park finds No. 8 North Carolina (12-12) battling No. 1 Virginia (21-0) and No. 4 NC State (13-9)taking on No. 5 Clemson (17-6) at 9 a.m. The Noon quarterfinal match features No. 2 Duke (21-4) against No. 7 Florida State (18-9), while No. 6 Virginia Tech (15-8) meets No. 3 Wake Forest ( 18-7) at 3 p.m.
North Carolina earned the doubles point and rattled off three quick wins at No. 2, No. 5 and No. 1 singles to cruise into the quarterfinals following a 4-0 win over Miami. Esben Hess-Olsen clinched the win for the Tar Heels with his 6-0, 6-3 win over Diego Soto at No. 1.
Florida State fought off an upset minded Georgia Tech squad 4-1 in the second match of the day. Dominic Cotrone clinched the win and a spot in the quarterfinals for the Seminoles at No. 1 when he earned a 7-6 (8), 6-3 decision over No. 40 Juan Spir. FSU's Anderson Reed and Michael Renaldi also scored points in the win after the Seminoles captured the doubles point and the early 1-0 lead.
Rounding out action on Thursday was Virginia Tech shutting No. 11 seed Boston College, 4-0. The Hokies took the doubles points and earned three quick singles wins at No. 3, 4 and 1, to secure the victory.