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ND Women’s Tennis

Irish advance in ACC tournament

| Friday, April 25, 2014

The first day of the ACC tournament saw No. 7-seed Notre Dame seal a 4-0 victory over 10th-seeded Boston College on Thursday at Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C., setting up a Friday meeting with second-seeded Miami (FL).

Irish senior Britney Sanders connects on a shot during Notre Dame's  4-3 win over Indiana on Feb. 2.Emmet Farnan | The Observer

Irish senior Britney Sanders connects on a shot during Notre Dame’s 4-3 win over Indiana on Feb. 2.

The Irish (17-8, 9-6 ACC) cruised to a victory, taking the doubles point clinched by an 8-3 victory by senior duo Julie Sabacinski and Jennifer Kellner. The position-three doubles went to Notre Dame when the Boston College pairing of freshman Emily Safron and sophomore Heini Salonen withdrew because of an injury to Salonen.

Notre Dame then earned another quick point because the Eagles (14-9, 6-7 ACC) did not have a complete lineup with Salonen injured and forfeited the sixth singles position.

Irish senior Brittany Sanders followed with a 6-3, 6-1 singles victory over junior Jessica Wacnik, and freshman Monica Robinson clinched the match with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Safron.

The singles matches of Kellner, sophomore Quinn Gleason and freshman Mary Closs went unfinished.

The Irish lost to the Hurricanes (18-4, 12-2 ACC) earlier in the year, 6-1, in Coral Gables, Fla. The quarterfinals match will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Cary, N.C.

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