GREENSBORO — The second round was moving day for the third-ranked Duke women’s golf team Friday at the ACC Championship as the Blue Devils carded a one-over-par 285 and hold a 14-stroke lead in Greensboro.
Looking to claim her third straight individual title, Blue Devils sophomore Celine Boutier fired a two-under-par 69 in the second round and leads by three strokes heading into Saturday’s final round. Boutier (140) leads by three over Florida State’s Matilda Castren (143). Boutier is coming off titles at the Bryan National Collegiate and the PING/ASU Invitational, while looking for her first ACC title.
With Duke in the lead, Thursday’s co-leader Virginia sits in second place. North Carolina is in third followed by Miami, N.C. State, Florida State and Notre Dame. Rounding out the field is Maryland, Clemson, Wake Forest and Boston College.
Shaw 5, Virginia State 0: The Bears advanced to the CIAA Championship with a win over Virginia State at the VSU Tennis Complex in Ettrick, Va.
The Bears now advance to their ninth championship final in ten years, where they will face the winner of the match between Chowan and Winston-Salem State.
East Carolina 4, Charlotte 2: The Pirates advanced to the semifinals of the Conference USA Men’s Tennis Championship with a quarterfinal victory over No. 6 seed Charlotte in Tulsa, Okla.
The third-seeded Pirates grabbed a win at No. 1 doubles from Joran Vliegen and Colin Roller, as they topped Kamil Khalil and J. Massalle Ferrer 8-5.
ECU will play No. 2 seed Tulane on Saturday.
N.C. State 6, Pittsburgh 1: Playing less than 40 miles from her hometown of Hostetter, Pa., Wolfpack senior Joelle Kissell set the new all-time N.C. State women’s tennis dual singles record with her 6-2, 6-4 win over Audrey Ann Blakely, highlighting a 6-1 victory for the Wolfpack over the Panthers.
Kissell’s mark of 60 dual singles wins eclipses Jenny Sell’s mark of 59 set in 1992 for the most all-time in N.C. State women’s tennis history.
Virginia State 5, Shaw 1: Shaw (16-4) finished its season with a loss to Virginia State in the CIAA tournament semifinals on the campus of Virginia State.
Chowan: The Hawks earned a CIAA Championship runner-up finish at Dogwood Trace.
Virginia State took home its second straight CIAA title with a team score of 257 on the second day of play, and a two-day total of 563. After scoring a 322 on the first day of play, the Hawks combined to score 380 on the second day to secure a second place finish. Fayetteville State finished in third place with a two-day total of 612 while Johnson C. Smith, Livingstone, and Virginia Union took home fourth, fifth, and sixth place finishes, respectively.
Saint Augustine’s 11, Virginia Union 2: Korey Hill went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and hurled a five-hitter in five innings as Saint Augustine’s advanced to the CIAA finals with a victory over Virginia Union in the elimination round in Ettrick, Va.
Track and field
Saint Augustine’s: Eddie Shelton won the men’s high jump and Shakinah Brooks captured the women’s long jump for the Falcons during the first day of the CIAA Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Virginia State.
Shelton was the high jump winner with a height of 6-9 1/2. Brooks finished first in the long jump with a leap of 19-11 1/2.