Devils get revenge: No. 6 Duke ousts No. 12 Tigers from ACC women's tennis

Duke, formerly ranked No. 1 in the nation, flips doubles point, wins three straight singles matches

Women's Tennis - Jerry Rompies & Joana Eidukonyte

Photo by Mark Crammer

Women's Tennis - Jerry Rompies & Joana Eidukonyte

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.

Singles competition

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

Doubles competition

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

Match Notes:

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

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