Duke tennis tops Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The eighth-ranked Duke women’s tennis team (12-2, 5-1) earned a 6-1 victory Sundy over Louisville.
The Blue Devils secured the doubles point, earning wins on courts one and two to provide Duke with a 1-0 advantage heading into singles.
The Duke tandem of sophomore Samantha Harris and freshman Kaitlyn McCarthy, competing together for the 14th time this season, led Duke off the doubles courts with a convincing 6-2 win over Louisville’s Elle Stoke and Jessie Lynn.
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The Blue Devils earned the 1-0 advantage in the team contest with a 6-1 win on court one, as the 18th-ranked tandem of senior Beatrice Capra and freshman Ellyse Hamlin downed Louisville’s pair of Sena Suswam and Ariana Rodriguez to earn its team-best 14th victory of the year. The Duke pair jumped out to a 2-0 lead before Suswam and Rodriguez pulled within a game. Capra and Hamlin settled in after dropping the game to win the next four games and provide Duke with a 1-0 lead by earning the doubles point.
Duke concludes its stretch of four consecutive road matches Saturday, taking on Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C., with the contest beginning at noon.
UNC: Logan Warmoth drove in a career-high four runs, Tyler Ramirez got his team-high fourth home run of the year and Jason Morgan tossed seven shutout innings as the No. 6 Tar Heels completed a three-game sweep of Duke with an 8-2 win at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Carolina improved to 17-2 on the year and 5-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference after outscoring the Blue Devils 31-6 for the weekend in its first road sweep since 2013.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack clinched its series against Notre Dame with a 16-6 victory in eight innings at Doak Field at Dail Park. The Pack (16-6, 3-3 ACC) fell into a 5-0 hole before scoring five in the third to tie. The Wolfpack took a 6-5 lead in the fourth. Notre Dame (8-11, 1-5) tied it 6-6 in the fifth.
Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons posted a second place finish at the 2016 Schenkel Invitational as play concluded at Forest Heights Country Club. The team finished 31-under to earn runner-up honors behind Vanderbilt at an event that featured nine top-50 teams.
Campbell: The Camels scored 10 unanswered goals en route to a 15-3 victory over Mercer in women’s lacrosse action from Macon, Georgia on Sunday afternoon. Erica Hitch led the Camels (4-5) with eight points on a pair of goals and six assists, which matched a program-best single game record.
N.C. State: The Pack rallied late, but came up short against the Bryant Bulldogs in its final game of the DoubleTree RDU Invite at Dail Stadium, 8-5. The short-handed Wolfpack falls to 15-14 on the season and will be back in action Tuesday evening against in-state foe East Carolina at home.
Track and Field
St. Augustine’s: Graduate Barbara Pierre relied on a blistering start to win the women's 60-meter title in the IAAF World Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Oregon Convention Center late Saturday night . Also, Shawn Rowe and Shaquille Dill had record-breaking performances on the final day of the three-day Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational Track and Field Meet at Doug Shaw Stadium on Saturday.
Mount Olive: The Trojans completed competition at the Shamrock Invitational, hosted by Coastal Carolina in Myrtle Beach, S.C. this weekend. The team broke three school records and put up two NCAA Provisional Qualifer marks.
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