UNC runners-up in ACC men’s tennis

From News ReleasesApril 27, 2014 

— For the eighth consecutive year, Virginia is the ACC men’s tennis champion, as it defeated No. 3 North Carolina, 4-0, at Cary Tennis Park. The title marks Virginia’s ninth championship in the past 10 years.

The Cavaliers gained an early 1-0 advantage on the Tar Heels, as UVa. registered the doubles point, though North Carolina posted a victory at No. 1 doubles.

In singles, the Cavaliers’ Ryan Shane and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski registered straight-set wins that gave Virginia a 3-0 advantage.

Championship MVP Alex Domijan notched the match-clinching singles win for the Cavaliers by defeating the Tar Heels’ Brayden Schnur, 6-3, 6-3.

LACROSSE

Campbell has the No. 6 seed in the Big South women’s lacrosse championship, which opens Wednesday at the top four seeds’ home sites. The Camels will visit No. 3 seed Longwood (5-2) at 4 p.m.

SOFTBALL

N.C. State 4, North Carolina 2: The visiting Wolfpack claimed the series with a 3-run fifth inning which retook the lead for good.

Junior Renada Davis gave the Wolfpack (32-15, 16-8 ACC) hit her 16th home run of the season.

North Carolina is 23-25, 14-11.

East Carolina 1, Louisiana Tech 0: Junior starting pitcher Caroline Umphlett spun her third complete-game shutout in as many starts in the rubber match of a Conference USA series.

Umphlett (8-5) scattered four hits and issued two walks to go with two strikeouts on the day and became the first East Carolina (25-18, 12-9 C-USA) pitcher since Toni Paisley in 2010 to record three-straight complete-game shutouts.

UNC Greensboro 7, Appalachian State 0: The visiting Spartans (24-24, 7-11 Southern) put across the first run of the game in the third inning on a Nicole Thomas RBI single to center field. In the fourth, Tory Wright hit a two-run homer to extend the lead to 3-0.

Dani Heichen extended her career-long hit streak to 14 games for the Mountaineers (17-29, 5-12).

TRACK & FIELD

Elon won six conference championships at the two-day Southern Conference Outdoor Championships in Spartanburg, S.C.

Sophomore Megan Kirschling set a new Southern Conference outdoor record in the high jump, winning with a mark of 5’10.5” (1.79m).

Freshman Breanna Warren set a new school record in the discus throw, winning with a mark of 153’2” (46.68m).

Another league championship and school record fell in the 400-meters as senior Bria Bell clocked a time of 53.95.

Sydney Griffin and Jennifer Esposito swept the hurdle races for Elon in the 100-meters and 400-meters. Griffin claimed the league title with a time of 13.83 while Esposito broke her own school record after breaking under the minute barrier with a time of 59.60.

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