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Box Score March 20, 2015

Box Score

CLEMSON, S.C. – No. 8 Virginia extended its winning streak to seven matches with a 4-3 win over No. 15 Clemson in ACC women’s tennis action on Friday (March 20) at Hoke Sloan Tennis Center.

The Cavaliers (12-2, 5-0 ACC) recorded three singles wins and the doubles point to remain unbeaten in ACC play. The Tigers fell to 9-6, 4-2 ACC.

Skylar Morton (Bethesda, Md.), Cassie Mercer (Huntington, W.Va.) and Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.) each recorded singles wins for the Cavaliers. Morton’s win stopped a Clemson rally and Mercer tied the score at 3-3 before Collins clinched the win.

Virginia got off to a good start by claiming the doubles point with wins at Nos. 2 and 3. The 23rd-ranked tandem of Mercer and Morton beat 72nd-ranked Romy Koelzer and Tristen Dewar on court two. Clemson’s top-ranked tandem of Beatrice Gumulya and Jessy Rompies beat Collins and Stephanie Nauta (Galveston, Texas) 8-2 on court one, but Virginia clinched the win as Julia Elbaba (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) and Maci Epstein (Winter Park, Fla.) topped Joana Eidukonyte and Daniela Ruiz 8-5 on court three.

Clemson rallied for three straight singles wins as 24th-ranked Eidukonyte topped 25th-ranked Nauta 6-4, 6-2 on court three before 43rd-ranked Koelzer upset top-ranked Elbaba 6-4, 6-1 on court one. Epstein fell 7-5, 6-2 to 122nd-ranked Rompies on court five.

Morton ousted Dewar 6-1, 6-4 on court four to cut the deficit to 3-2 and Mercer tied the score at 3-3 with a 6-7, 6-2, 6-2 win over Ruiz on court six. No. 30 Collins clinched the win with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win over Gumulya on court two.

Virginia plays at No. 24 Duke on Sunday, March 22. First serve is set for 11 a.m. Live video and scoring is available on

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