RALEIGH — Saint Augustine’s ended the regular season by defeating crosstown nemesis Shaw 11-7 and 10-1 in a CIAA softball doubleheader at Walnut Creek Softball Complex Friday.
The Falcons (15-19, 10-6 CIAA) finished second in the Southern Division (7-3) for the second year in a row. Shaw (4-22, 3-11) finished 3-7 in the division.
Piedmont 9, Meredith 0 (5): The top-seeded Lions outhit the No. 5 seed Avenging Angels 9-1 run in the USA South tournament in Rocky Mount.
Meredith 0, LaGrange 0: The second-seeded Avenging Angels swept the Panthers to advance to the semifinals of the USA South tournament in Rocky Moutn. Meredith will face No. 3 Covenant on Saturday at 10 a.m. at N.C. Wesleyan’s Slick Family Foundation Tennis Complex.
Duke 6, Boston College 1: Marianne Jodoin clinched the match with a win at No. 5 and Hanna Mar also won as both players were honored on Senior Day prior to the Blue Devils’ (21-1, 11-1 ACC) win against the visiting Eagles (12-8, 4-6).
Duke 7, Clemson 0: The host Blue Devils (15-5, 7-1 ACC) earned their fifth consecutive conference win. Duke won two of the three doubles matches and won four singles matches that went three sets to sweep the Tigers (18-6, 5-4).
Virginia 6, N.C. State 1: Ian Dempster captured the Wolfpack’s (14-8, 3-6 ACC) lone victory in singles as the Cavaliers (18-2, 9-0) won their 116th straight conference match, tying an ACC record in any sport set set by the Duke women’s tennis team from 1989-2000.
Dempster beat Justin Shane 7-5, 6-3 from the No. 6 spot.
North Carolina 7, Georgia Tech 0: The host Tar Heels (21-3, 8-1 ACC) didn’t drop a set against the depleted Yellow Jackets (7-12, 1-8), who dressed just five players due to an assortment of injuries and other issues.
North Carolina: Senior Michelle Ikoma was one of four students awarded the Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Award. She was selected from a pool of more than 600.