April 21, 2012
In their first semifinal appearance in nine years, the No. 15 Virginia women's tennis team fell short of the ACC championship match losing 4-0 to No. 2 Duke, the tournament's top seed. The fifth-seeded Cavaliers, fell to 18-7 with the loss and will await a NCAA Tournament bid to be announced on May 1.
“I am very proud of this team,” said head coach Mark Guilbeau. “We went through a rough stretch with some challenges towards the end of the regular season. I was impressed with our willingness to get through it and that has only made us better. I think that adversity is going to be an incentive to work even harder as we prepare for the final phase of the season."
The Blue Devils improved to 24-2 as they advanced to Sunday’s championship match against either No. 8 North Carolina (21-5) or No. 25 Georgia Tech (14-10).
#2 DUKE 4, #15 VIRGINIA 0
1. #23 Clayton/Goldfeld (Duke) def. #64 Tomljanovic/Vierra (UVa) 8-6
2. #27 Capra/Kahan (Duke) def. #13 Hardenbergh/Fraser (UVa) 8-2
3. Fuccillo/Xi (UVa) led Mar/Mulholland (Duke) 7-6 DNF
1. #2 Beatrice Capra (Duke) def. #21 Emily Fraser (UVa) 6-2, 6-1
2. #111 Ester Goldfeld (Duke) led #38 Lindsey Hardenbergh (UVa) 7-6(3), 2-3 DNF
3. #92 Rachel Kahan (Duke) def. #117 Hana Tomljanovic (UVa) 6-2, 6-3
4. #49 Hanna Mar (Duke) def. #99 Li Xi (UVa) 6-3, 6-4
5. Erin Vierra (UVa) led #74 Mary Clayton (Duke) 6-4, 4-4 DNF
6. Caryssa Peretz (UVa) vs. #88 Monica Turewicz (Duke) 6-4, 3-6, 0-0 DNF
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