Top Seeds Advance at ACC Women's Tennis Championship
April 20, 2007
CARY, N.C. - A long day of first-round action at the 2007 ACC Women's Tennis Championship came to an end with Duke, Florida State, Virginia and Wake Forest among the fortunate teams advancing to the quarterfinals on Friday. The first two matches were played at Cary Tennis Park before inclement weather forced the remaining two matches to be contested indoors at different venues.
Virginia and Duke both won their matches before the weather took a turn and light rain settled in on what was already a cool and overcast day. NC State got things going by winning the doubles point, but the Cavaliers rallied to take four of the six singles matches for a 4-2 victory. UVa will face top-seeded Clemson on Friday at 9 a.m.
Seventh-seeded Duke cruised to a 4-0 victory against 10th-seeded Virginia Tech. The Blue Devils notched the doubles point and went on to grab three wins in singles at Nos. 5, 3 and 6. Jessi Robinson's 6-4, 6-1 win in the last flight over Hokies' Jessica Brouwer proved to be the match-winner for Duke. The Blue Devils advance to the quarterfinals where they take on the No. 2 seed Georgia Tech at 12 noon.
Day one of the championship concluded Thursday night with a pair of 4-0 decisions, as Florida State and Wake Forest finished on top. Both teams picked up the doubles point and won three singles matches, as the No. 5 Seminoles shut out No. 12 Boston College and sixth-seeded Wake Forest blanked 11th-seeded Maryland.
The match between FSU and the No. 4 seed Miami on Friday has been pushed back from 12 noon to 3 p.m., and the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest square off against third-seeded North Carolina in the same time slot.
Schedule for Friday, April 20