CARY — Florida State, Clemson, Virginia Tech and N.C. State advanced to the quarterfinal round of the ACC mens tennis tournament Thursday at Cary Tennis Park.
Friday quarterfinals will have top-seeded Virginia taking on No. 8 Florida State at 9 a.m., No. 4 Notre Dame will play No. 5 Clemson, and No. 2 Duke will take on No. 7 Virginia Tech, both at noon. No. 3 North Carolina will play No. 6 N.C. State at 3 p.m.
N.C. State advanced after defeating Georgia Tech 4-0. With Georgia Tech competing with just five players, the Wolfpack earned a victory at No. 1 doubles to earn the doubles point. Owning a 2-0 lead heading to singles, the Wolfpack earned wins at No. 1 and No. 3 singles to close out the match. Nick Horton earned the matchs clinching point.
In the ACC womens championship, the four higher-seeded teams advanced to the quarterfinals. Fridays matchups will see top-seeded North Carolina take on No. 8 Florida State and No. 4 Clemson against No. 5 Duke, with matches to begin at 9 a.m. at Cary Tennis Park.
The noon quarterfinal will pit No. 7 Notre Dame against No. 2 Miami, and No. 3 Virginia will close out the day against No. 6 Georgia Tech at 3 p.m.
Duke, which entered the tournament as the No. 6 team in the country, handled Wake Forest 4-0, winning the doubles point and the Nos. 1, 4 and 6 singles matches. The clinching of the match came on a straight-set victory by Chalena Scholl.
Campbell: Juan Pablo Boada outlasted Adrien Rossignon at No. 5 singles for the clinching point and host Winthrop defeated Campbell 4-2 in the Big South championship final.
Duke: The fourth-seeded Blue Devils generated 25 shots and held fifth-seeded Virginia scoreless for nearly 23 minutes in the first half, but struggled at the draw in a 7-5 loss in the ACC quarterfinals at Boston College.
Duke, ranked seventh in this weeks national poll, fell to 9-7.
Duke will await the selections for the NCAA championship, which will be announced May 4 at 9 p.m. on NCAA.com.
Track and Field
N.C. State: Redshirt junior Tremanisha Taylor successfully defended her title at the 120th Penn Relays in Philadelphia, establishing a new N.C. State outdoor school record in the womens shot put with a throw of 57 feet, 9 inches.
Taylors throw also stands as the top mark in the NCAA in womens outdoor shot put this year, and is the ninth-best all-time at the Penn Relays the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States.
Alexis Perry took home top honors in the long jump with a mark of 20 feet, 9.25 inches.
St. Augustines: Shakinah Brooks won the college division womens long jump at the Penn Relays with 19-9.