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Sunday, April 28, 2013
VIRGINIA BEACH - Washington and Lee claimed two more Old Dominion Athletic Conference titles as the men's and women's tennis programs each triumphed in Sunday's championship matches.
The 23rd-ranked W&L men's team defeated Bridgewater 5-0 to claim its fourth straight and 32nd overall ODAC title .
W&L (17-5) won all three doubles points and Christopher Hu and Brian Krouskous made quick work of their respective matches to clinch the title.
The 16th-ranked women's team blanked Roanoke 5-0 to earn its 11th straight and 23rd overall ODAC title.
The Generals (18-5) swept all three doubles points and wins by Christina Douglas and Sallie Griffin in the singles portion secured the title.
The men's program has won 32 of 37 possible ODAC titles, while the women's program has won 23 of 30 possible crowns.
Both programs earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament, which begins May 11.
UVa wins ACC title
CARY, N.C. - By defeating No. 24 Wake Forest 4-1 in the ACC championship, No. 2 Virginia earned its seventh consecutive ACC title.
Wake Forest (20-8) took the doubles point to take an early 1-0 lead on Virginia (24-0), but the Cavaliers answered with four straight victories in the singles portion. Jarmere Jenkins, Alex Domijan, Mitchell Frank and Julen Uriguen all won their respective singles matches with the senior Jenkins clinching the title in the No. 1 singles.
Uriguen, a native of Guatemala City, Guatemala, was named the tournament's most valuable player.
Virginia has won nine of the last 10 ACC titles and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Divison I Tournament.
Due to intermittent rain, the matches were moved to Duke's indoor facilities during the doubles portion.
College of Charleston 8, Radford 2
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - A quick 5-0 lead after two innings helped College of Charleston to a nonconference series win over Radford.
The Cougars (24-19) scored a pair of unearned runs in the first inning and tacked on three more in the second inning, highlighted by a two-run double from Gunnar Heidt. Ryan Welke added a three-run home run in the sixth inning to extend the Cougar lead to 8-1.
For Radford (24-19), Josh Gardiner hit an RBI single in the fifth inning and Zach Woolcock hit a solo homer for in the eighth inning.
Matt Pegler earned the win with seven innings of work, scattering five hits and striking out eight. Keith Fritz was tagged with the loss, giving up six earned runs over six innings.
Hokies take doubleheader from Cavaliers
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Virginia Tech earned a pair of wins over in-state rival Virginia, downing the Cavaliers 6-0 and 5-1.
Lauren Gaskill's two-run home run in the third inning was enough for the Hokies in the first game. Gaskill, Bkaye Smith and Dani Anderson had a pair of hits each for Tech, who added a run in the fifth inning and three more in the sixth.
Kelly Heinz earned the win in game one, striking out four and allowing five hits over six innings. Melanie Mitchell gave up six runs on eight hits over seven innings in the loss.
In game two, Smith's two-RBI double in the second inning provided the eventual winning run. In the fourth inning, Virginia's Karli Johnson drove in Heidi Velk to cut into the Hokies' lead. In the fifth inning, Bailey Liddle doubled to bring in Courtney Liddle and Gaskill hit her second home run of the day, a solo shot to put Tech up 5-1.
Jasmin Harrell struck out seven and gave up just four hits over seven innings in the win. Aimee Chapdelaine gave up five runs on nine hits in seven innings for the loss.
The Hokies improved to 31-5 overall and 8-8 in the ACC, while the Cavaliers fell to 20-27, 3-17.
Hokies tie for second at ACC tournament
NEW LONDON, N.C. - Virginia Tech finished play at the ACC championship at the par-72 Old North State Club with a three-round score of 22-under-par 842, just three strokes shy of the champion Duke Blue Devils.
After carding scores of 282 and 276 in the opening two rounds, the Hokies carded a 284 on the final day to tie for second with Florida State
Florida State opened play with a tournament-low 17-under 271 and maintained the lead after two rounds, but fell behind after a 291 on the final day of play.
Tech's Mikey Moyers finished tied for second on the individual leaderboard with a 10-under-par final score of 206. Georgia Tech's Anders Albertson claimed the individual honors with a score of 201.
Virginia finished in sixth place with a three day score of 862 and was led by Ji Soo Park's 214, which tied him for 15th.
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