April 16, 2007
Watch the 2007 ACC Tennis Championships Live!
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The seeding for the 2007 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Tennis Championship has been finalized with Clemson, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Miami all earning a first-round bye. Clemson (19-3, 10-1 ACC) and defending league tournament champion Georgia Tech (20-4, 10-1 ACC) reign as the conference’s regular-season champions, but the Tigers secured the No. 1 seed in this week’s championship after winning the tiebreaker based on head-to-head competition. The Yellow Jackets, who have shared the league’s regular-season prize in each of the last three years, landed the No. 2 seed.
In addition, it marks the third time in ACC women’s tennis history the regular-season hardware has been shared by two or more teams. Clemson has laid a claim to the title eight times and twice in the last four years, while it marks the third all-time for Georgia Tech.
The Yellow Jackets will be looking to three-peat as the league tournament champion, while Clemson hopes seven will be its lucky number after collecting six since 1983. North Carolina has totaled five tournament crowns over the past 33 years, while Miami will be seeking its first.
Both North Carolina (20-7, 8-3 ACC) and Miami (17-5, 8-3 ACC) finished the regular season tied in points, but the Tar Heels won the tiebreaker based on head-to-head competition and secured the No. 3 seed. Miami lost to UNC during the season, but received the No. 4 seed and a first-round pass.
Eight teams will hit the court in the first round on Thursday, April 19. Ninth-seed NC State (13-9, 4-7) and No. 8 seed Virginia (10-10, 4-7) will kick off the championship with an early morning face-off scheduled for 9 a.m.
A pair of matches will take place at 12 noon with No. 12 seed Boston College (5-16, 0-11 ACC) taking on fifth-seed Florida State (14-6, 7-4 ACC) on one side of Cary Tennis Park, while No. 10 seed Virginia Tech (12-12 2-9 ACC) battles No. 7 seed Duke (10-9, 5-6 ACC) on the other.
Maryland (8-14, 1-10 ACC) picked up the No. 11 seed and will meet sixth-seed Wake Forest (13-6, 7-4 ACC) in the last match of the day at 3 p.m. The Demon Deacons notched a 6-1 victory over Maryland during the regular season.
Exclusive coverage of the ACC Women’s Tennis Championship will be broadcast live on the internet every day at www.ACCSelect.com from April 19-22, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.
2007 ACC WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP April 19-22, 2007Cary Tennis Park, Cary, N.C.
Thursday, April 19 No. 9 seed NC State vs. No. 8 seed Virginia – 9:00 a.m. No. 12 seed Boston College vs. No. 5 seed Florida State – 12:00 p.m. No. 10 seed Virginia Tech vs. No. 7 seed Duke – 12:00 p.m. No. 11 seed Maryland vs. No. 6 seed Wake Forest – 3:00 p.m.
Friday, April 20 No. 1 seed Clemson vs. Seed 8/9 – 9:00 a.m. No. 2 seed Georgia Tech vs. Seed 7/10 – 12:00 p.m. No. 4 seed Miami vs. Seed 5/12 – 12:00 p.m. No. 3 seed North Carolina vs. Seed 6/11 – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 21 Semifinal 1 – 10:00 a.m. Semifinal 2 – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 22 Championship Match – 11:00 a.m.
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