No. 4 Virginia wins second consecutive ACC title

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The No. 4 seed Virginia women’s tennis team won its second consecutive ACC Championship Sunday after defeating No. 6 seed Georgia Tech 4-0 at North Carolina’s Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.

The Cavaliers (21-5, 11-3) opened the ACC Women’s Tennis Championship Friday with a 4-1 win over No. 5 seed Clemson in the quarterfinals. The following day Virginia beat top-seeded, top-ranked and then-undefeated North Carolina 4-1 in the semifinals. The Tar Heels (27-1, 14-0) dropped the doubles point to the Cavaliers, and the Cavaliers dominated from there winning three of the next four singles points to secure the team win.

Against Georgia Tech (16-9, 9-5) in the finals Sunday, Virginia jumped out to an early lead by claiming the doubles point for the third consecutive match. From there, juniors No. 19 Danielle Collins, Stephanie Nauta, and Skylar Morton — who was named the ACC Championship Most Valuable Player — recorded wins in singles to bring home the Championship.

The win marked the second straight ACC Championship for the Cavaliers and their second ACC Championship ever. Virginia will compete in the NCAA Tournament beginning May 9-10 and is expected to host both the first and second rounds at the Snyder Tennis Center. The team will learn who its first round opponent is Tuesday during the NCAA Women’s Tennis Selection Show on NCAA.com.

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