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Jan. 5, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Seven Atlantic Coast Conference women's tennis teams are included among the top 17 of the ITA's 2012 spring preseason rankings, and all 12 conference teams are listed among the top 62.
The 75-team rankings include No. 3 Duke, No. 4 North Carolina, No. 9 Virginia, No. 11 Miami, No. 13 Georgia Tech, No. 14 Clemson and No. 17 Florida State.
In addition, NC State earned a No. 34 preseason ranking, while Maryland is at No. 40, Boston College at No. 45, Virginia Tech at No. 60 and Wake Forest at No. 62.
Twenty-six ACC student-athletes are ranked among the top 125 singles players, led by Duke freshman Beatrice Capra at No. 7. Others among the top 30 include Miami’s Anna Bartenstein (No. 15), North Carolina’s Lauren McHale (No. 16), Maryland’s Cristina Stancu (No. 28) and the Virginia duo of Emily Fraser (No. 29) and Lindsey Hardenbergh (No. 30).
Twelve ACC doubles teams earned spots among the top 60, including Duke’s Capra and Ester Goldfeld (No. 7), Clemson’s Keri Wong and Josipa Bek (No. 8), Boston College’s Alex Kelleher and Olga Khmylev (No. 11) and Wake Forest’s Kathryn Talbert and Kayla Duncan (No. 20).
The women’s spring tennis season opens for many teams the weekend of Jan. 13-15, with the ITA National Team Indoor Kickoff Weekend set for Jan. 27-29.