CARY, N.C. - Avenging a loss from just eight days ago, sixth-ranked and fifth-seeded Duke knocked 12th-ranked and fourth-seeded Clemson from the ACC Championship Quarterfinals with a 4-0 victory on Friday at the Cary Tennis Park.
Clemson (20-6) had topped then-No. 1 Duke (23-3) last Thursday, 4-3, en route to clinching a share of the ACC regular season championship.
Clemson will await NCAA Tournament selection on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., but will likely host the first and second rounds on May 9 and 10.
Duke won the doubles point after dropping it last week by flipping the court three decision. Jessy Rompies and Joana Eidukonyte had won, 8-4 last week, but Mulholland and Scholl won, 8-3 to clinch the point.
Duke then claimed straight-set singles wins on courts four, three, and two, in succession to clinch the match.
Yana Koroleva took the first set from No. 7 Beatrice Capra at No. 1 and was headed to a third set, while Joana Eidukonyte was on the verge of winning on court six when play has halted.
1. #7 Beatrice Capra (DU) vs. #32 Yana Koroleva (CU) 1-6, 7-5, unfinished
2. #26 Ester Goldfeld (DU) def. #33 Romy Koelzer (CU) 7-6, 6-1
3. #35 Hanna Mar (DU) def. #91 Beatrice Gumulya (CU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Chalena Scholl (DU) def. #115 Tristen Dewar (CU) 6-3, 6-2
5. #113 Alyssa Smith (DU) vs. Jessy Rompies (CU) 7-5, 3-2, unfinished
6. Rachel Kahan (DU) vs. Joana Eidukonyte (CU) 5-7, 0-5, unfinished
1. #5 Hanna Mar/Beatrice Capra (DU) def. Yana Koroleva/Romy Koelzer (CU) 8-4
2. #30 Ester Goldfeld/Alyssa Smith (DU) vs. #78 Beatrice Gumulya/Tristen Dewar (CU) 7-5, unfinished
3. #88 Annie Mulholland/Chalena Scholl (DU) def. Jessy Rompies/Joana Eidukonyte (CU) 8-3
Clemson 20-6; National ranking #12
Duke 23-3; National ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (4,3,2)
Clemson: #4 Seed
Duke: #5 Seed