Sunday's college roundup
FSU 9-5, UNC 1-4 — Florida State swept a pair of ACC softball games against North Carolina on Sunday, 9-1 and 5-4, in Tallahassee, Fla.
Kristen Brown led UNC (22-12, 4-2 ACC) with two hits and an RBI on Sunday, while Haleigh Dickey added a pair of hits, and Lori Spingola tossed her fifth game with 10 strikeouts this season.
FINALE CANCELLED — The series finale between Boston College and North Carolina originally scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled because of rain in the Chapel Hill area.
The Tar Heels will return to action on Tuesday when they host Virginia Commonwealth at 6 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium.
UNC 4, NORTHWESTERN 3 — No. 1 North Carolina was tested for the second time this week but the Tar Heels again were able to handle a tough road opponent, topping No. 11 Northwestern 4-3 on Sunday afternoon.
After a wild doubles point, Caroline Price, Zoe De Bruycker and Gina Suarez-Malaguti got singles wins to clinch the dual.
DUKE 6, WAKE FOREST 1 — Senior Nicole Lipp won her first doubles match with the Duke women's tennis team to lead the seventh-ranked Blue Devils past Wake Forest 6-1 Sunday at Sheffield Tennis Center.
After going 2-0 in conference play this weekend, the Blue Devils have extended their ACC winning streak to 13 consecutive matches, following a perfect 11-0 in ACC play last season.
The Blue Devils continued their solid play in doubles this season, claiming the doubles point for the 12th time this season. On court two, the duo of senior Mary Clayton and junior Hanna Mar took just 36 minutes to dispatch of Xue Zhang and Karen Forman 8-0, while on court three the tandem of Lipp and junior Marianne Jodoin downed Andrea Retolaza and Brigita Bercyte 8-4 to clinch the point for Duke.
DUKE 7, VA. TECH 0 — The eighth-ranked Duke men’s tennis team completed a 7-0 sweep of No. 52 Virginia Tech in ACC action in a match that was moved indoors to the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center due to inclement weather.
Duke (15-4, 3-1 ACC) opened the match by sweeping the doubles point, claiming the first match on court two as the 25th-ranked tandem of Chris Mengel and Fred Saba downed Hunter Koontz and Lucas Oliveira, 8-6. At the No. 1 position, the top-ranked duo of senior Henrique Cunha and Raphael Hemmeler edged Virginia Tech’s Andreas Bjerrehus and Amerigo Contini, 9-8 (2). The win clinched the opening point for the Blue Devils and marked Cunha and Hemmeler’s second victory of the weekend over a top-25 opponent.
VIRGINIA 6, UNC 1 — Top-ranked Virginia (13-0, 2-0 ACC) handed the North Carolina men’s tennis team (7-10, 0-4 ACC) a 6-1 loss on Sunday at Boar’s Head Sports Club.
After taking the doubles point, the Cavaliers (13-0, 2-0) won three consecutive singles matches at the No. 3, 5 and 6 singles positions to seal the victory.