Women's Tennis ACCtion: Sunday, March 28

March 28, 2010

No. 1 Carolina Blanks Maryland, 7-0
No. 1 North Carolina turned in its second dominant performance in as many days, blanking Maryland, 7-0, Sunday afternoon at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. The Tar Heels lost just 12 games in six singles matches, highlighted by No. 47 Sanaz Marand's 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 1 and Gina Suarez-Malaguti's 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 4.

Carolina (16-3, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) shuffled its doubles lineup for the second straight match, but the Tar Heels responded with a trio of victories.

Sophie Grabinski and Jelena Durisic were first off after an 8-2 win over Jordan Hansbrough and Lexi Brand at No. 2. Marand and Suarez-Malaguti then clinched the point with an 8-5 win over Lisa Miller and Maggie MacKeever at No. 1. Jocelyn Ffriend and Haley Hemm completed the sweep with an 8-6 win over Julia Huschke and Burce Krukan at No. 3.

Duke Blows by Boston College
The Duke University women's tennis team captured its third sweep of an ACC opponent, defeating visiting Boston College 7-0 at the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center this afternoon. Senior Amanda Granson captured her 100th career singles victory to highlight the day's play.

The eighth-ranked Blue Devils improve to 15-2 overall and 3-0 in conference play. Duke continues its stellar unbeaten streak at home, pushing the total to 29 matches. Boston College falls to 5-10 overall after playing with just five players this afternoon.

In doubles action, the duo of sophomore Monica Gorny and freshman Mary Clayton made quick work of its Eagle opponents on court two with an 8-0 victory in less than 30 minutes. At No. 1, seniors Elizabeth Plotkin and junior Reka Zsilinszka battled back from a 3-0 deficit to earn an 8-5 win.

No. 9 Clemson Takes Down Wake Forest Sunday
The ninth-ranked Clemson women's tennis team ran its winning streak to five with a 6-1 win over #62 Wake Forest on Sunday. Clemson (16-3, 4-1 ACC) swept the doubles point in dramatic fashion, and defeated Wake Forest for the ninth straight time overall.

Clemson will travel to Maryland for a match on Thursday with the Terrapins before taking on Boston College on Saturday in Chestnut Hill.

The win was Clemson's 25th all-time over the Demon Deacons (7-8, 1-2 ACC), and continued a strong start for the Tigers, which has seen them post wins in 16 of their first 19 matches, including 11 against the top 75 teams nationally. The Tigers swept the weekend, defeating NC State, 7-0, on Saturday, which moves the Tigers to 4-1 in conference on the season.

No. 11 Miami Blanks No. 30 Virginia, 7-0
No. 11 University of Miami took the doubles point in straight-set fashion, and then claimed all six singles positions on Sunday, turning in a 7-0 victory against No. 30 University of Virginia in ACC women's tennis action at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center in Coral Gables, Fla.

Miami (12-3, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) came out strong in the doubles point, tallying three straight victories in the No. 1-3 positions against the visiting Virginia Cavaliers (10-5, 3-2 ACC).

UM began with the team of freshman Danielle Mills and senior Claudia Wasilewski picking up their fifth win together on the year (second in the spring) by virtue of an 8-4 triumph over Virginia's team of Maria Fuccillo and Emily Fraser at the No. 3 spot. Miami followed that with an 8-5 victory at the top flight position, using the seventh-ranked duo of Gabriela Mejia and Laura Vallverdu, as they took down Virginia's 50th-ranked pair of Lindsey Hardenbergh and Erin Vierra.

Ngo Leads No. 13 Yellow Jackets Past No. 26 NC State, 4-3
A day after coming up just short, Yellow Jacket sophomore Viet Ha Ngo clinched the match to help the 13th-ranked Georgia Tech Women's Tennis team (10-7, 1-3 ACC) to a 4-3 win over No. 26 NC State (9-6, 1-4) Sunday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center.

Ngo, who suffered a hard fought three-set loss yesterday afternoon in the Jackets loss to Wake Forest, came through Sunday with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Daria Petrovic on court four and helped Tech snap a two-match losing streak.

The Yellow Jackets opened the day by taking the doubles point. No. 32 Irina Falconi and Sasha Krupina upended No. 42 Sandhya Nagaraj and Berkeley Brock, 8-5, at the top spot in the linup. Ngo and Elizabeth Kilborn would then clinch the point behind an 8-6 win on court two over Lenka Hojckova and Petrovic.

FSU Extends ACC Streak With Win Over Virginia Tech
Despite weather conditions that pushed singles to be played first, the No. 17 Florida State women’s tennis team (8-7, 2-2) earned its second-consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference victory Sunday as it trumped Virginia Tech, 6-1, at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. With both seniors extending their winning streaks today, FSU’s career singles wins leader is still a three-way tie between Lauren McCreless, Jessica Sucupira and former ‘Nole Ali Weber.

No. 27 McCreless kicked-off the match on a high note for FSU as the senior overpowered Martha Blakely 6-1, 6-1 on court one to win the squads first match point. McCreless now holds a 10-7 singles record.

Next up was Amy Sargeant on court six as she defeated Holly Johnson 6-3, 6-2 to earn the second point for Florida State and shift her singles record to 4-10.