No. 15 UVa Women Fall to No. 2 Duke in ACC Tennis Semis

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

Doubles:
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

Singles:
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

Order of Finish:
Doubles: 2,1
Singles: 4,1,3


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