No. 6 Duke Ousts No. 12 Women’s Tennis from ACC Championships
CARY, N.C. - Avenging a loss from just eight days ago, Sixth-ranked and fifth-seeded Duke knocked 12th-ranked and fourth-seeded Clemson from the ACC Championship Quarterfinals with a 4-0 victory on Friday at the Cary Tennis Park. Clemson (20-6) had topped then-No. 1 Duke (23-3) last Thursday, 4-3, en route to clinching a share of the ACC regular season championship.
Clemson will await NCAA Tournament selection on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., but will likely host the first and second rounds on May 9 and 10. The Selection show airs at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday on NCAA.com. The field for the singles and doubles championships will come a day later after 6 p.m.
Duke won the doubles point after dropping it last week by flipping the court three decision. Jessy Rompies and Joana Eidukonyte had won, 8-4 last week, but Mulholland and Scholl won, 8-3 to clinch the point. Duke then claimed straight-set singles wins on courts four, three, and two, in succession to clinch the match.
Yana Koroleva did take the first set from No. 7 Beatrice Capra and was headed to a third set, while Joana Eidukonyte was on the verge of winning on court six when play has halted.
Tennis Match Results
Clemson vs Duke
Apr 25, 2014 at Cary, NC
(Cary Tennis Park)
#6 Duke 4, #12 Clemson 0
1. #7 Beatrice Capra (DU) vs. #32 Yana Koroleva (CU) 1-6, 7-5, unfinished
2. #26 Ester Goldfeld (DU) def. #33 Romy Koelzer (CU) 7-6, 6-1
3. #35 Hanna Mar (DU) def. #91 Beatrice Gumulya (CU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Chalena Scholl (DU) def. #115 Tristen Dewar (CU) 6-3, 6-2
5. #113 Alyssa Smith (DU) vs. Jessy Rompies (CU) 7-5, 3-2, unfinished
6. Rachel Kahan (DU) vs. Joana Eidukonyte (CU) 5-7, 0-5, unfinished
Clemson 20-6; National ranking #12
Duke 23-3; National ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (4,3,2)
Clemson: #4 Seed
Duke: #5 Seed
ACC Championship Quarterfinals