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April 11, 2010
No. 2 Carolina Closes Out Road Trip With Win Over No. 20 Georgia Tech
Katrina Tsang finished a perfect week with a clinching win at No. 2 singles and No. 2 North Carolina improved to 9-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 5-2 win over No. 20 Georgia Tech Sunday afternoon at the Bill Moore Tennis Center. Carolina won the doubles point and then got singles victories from Tsang, Jelena Durisic, Sophie Grabinski and Shinann Featherston to top the Yellow Jackets for the first time since 2006.
UNC (22-3) won a pair of doubles matches for the second time in as many days to get the crucial early lead.
Featherston and Jocelyn Ffriend were first off at No. 3, dispatching Elizabeth Kilborn and Viet Ha Ngo, 8-3. Grabinski and Durisic then sealed the point with an 8-5 win over Lynn Blau and Hillary Davis on court two.
#9 Clemson Upends #7 Duke, 4-3, on Sunday
Keri Wong's three-set win over #62 Elizabeth Plotkin sealed #9 Clemson's 4-3 upset victory over #7 Duke (17-5, 5-3 ACC) on Sunday at the Hoke Sloan Tennis Center. The Tigers (19-4, 7-2 ACC) dropped the doubles point, but won singles matches at flights one, two, four, and five to clinch their final home regular-season match of 2010.
The win was Clemson's second this season over a top-ten opponent, and seventh over a top-25 team. Additionally, the Tigers moved to 11-1 at home this season, and will close out the regular season next weekend at Virginia and Virginia Tech.
The Tigers went 1-1 in a weekend which featured two top-ten opponents, and put Clemson in strong contention for a first-round bye in the ACC Tournament, which will be held from April 22-25 in Cary, NC.
`Noles Topple Terps 7-0
The No. 13 Florida State women's tennis team (12-7, 6-2) closed out home play Sunday, April 11 as it defeated its sixth-consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference opponent in its 7-0 win over Maryland at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. In honor of their seniors' last home match, the Seminoles were able to go undefeated in both doubles and singles play.
FSU started the momentum early on by winning the doubles point for the sixth-consecutive time with victories on all three courts.
Court one saw Lauren McCreless and Francesca Segarelli teaming up to dominate the Terps' Julia Huschke and Maggie MacKeever 8-1.
No. 32 NC State Tops No. 69 Virginia Tech 6-1
In what was the final home match for seniors Berkeley Brock and Daria Petrovic, the No. 32 NC State women's tennis team took down No. 69 Virginia Tech 6-1 on Sunday, April 11. The win moves the Wolfpack to 10-9 and 2-7 in the ACC, and drops the Hokies to 9-10 and 2-7 in the ACC.
The Pack held on to the doubles point to gain a 1-0 lead. Sandhya Nagaraj and Petrovic easily beat Yasmin Hamza and Holly Johnson 8-3. Lenka Hojckova and Tana Illova lost a close match 9-7 to Shannon Betts and Martha Blakely. With the point on the line Brock and Chloe Smith pulled through with an 8-6 victory over Emily Lauten and Courtney Rauscher.
The two seniors did not want to end their last matches in Raleigh without wins, and it showed. Brock cruised past Blakely 6-2, 6-2, while Petrovic won in three sets over Rauscher, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1.
Virginia Scores 5-2 Win at Wake Forest
The No. 40 Virginia women's tennis team concluded the road portion of its regular season schedule Sunday with a 5-2 win at No. 50 Wake Forest at the Leighton Tennis Courts. The Cavaliers improved to 12-7 overall and 5-4 in the ACC, while the Demon Deacons fell to 8-12 (2-6 ACC).
The Cavaliers took a 1-0 lead by winning the doubles point. No. 65 ranked Jennifer Stevens (Miami, Fla.) and Hana Tomljanovic (Boca Raton, Fla.) defeated No. 45 Kathryn Talbert and Sasha Kulikova 8-5 at the top position, while Lindsey Hardenbergh (Fairfax Station, Va.) and Erin Vierra (Norwell, Mass.) defeated Emilee Malvehy and Aileen Davis 8-4 at No. 2.
In singles, the Cavaliers doubled their lead as Stevens defeated Katarina Reveche 6-4, 6-4 at No. 5 singles. After Wake Forest had cut the lead in half, 2-1, with at win at No. 2, Virginia clinched the win as Vierra defeated Talbert 6-3, 6-3 at No. 3 and Tomljanovic downed Malvehy 7-5, 6-4 at No. 4. Katie Gater (Dunblane, Scotland) later added a 7-5, 6-1 win at No. 6 over Ryann Cutillo.