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GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference has selected host locales and venues for eight of its 2016-17 league championships, as the ACC Women's Tennis Championship will take place at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College, in Rome, Georgia, from April 26-30.
Championship sites and dates announced on Tuesday are as followed and include several date changes from the original schedule released in July:
· ACC Women’s Soccer Championship, Nov. 4 & 6 – MUSC Health Stadium; Charleston, South Carolina
· ACC Women’s Swimming & Diving/Men’s Diving Championships, Feb. 13-16 (change from original date) – Georgia Tech Aquatics Center; Atlanta, Georgia
· ACC Men’s Swimming Championship, Feb. 27-March 2 (change from original date) – Georgia Tech Aquatics Center; Atlanta, Georgia
· ACC Women’s Golf Championship, April 13-15 (change from original date) – The Reserve Golf Club; Pawley’s Island, South Carolina
· ACC Men’s Golf Championship, April 21-23 – Musgrove Mill Golf Club; Clinton, South Carolina
· ACC Men’s & Women’s Tennis Championships, April 26-30 – Rome Tennis Center at Berry College; Rome, Georgia
· ACC Baseball Championship, May 23-28 – Louisville Slugger Field; Louisville, Kentucky
With the exception of the Georgia Tech Aquatics Center, each of the sites announced on Tuesday will be hosting an ACC Championship for the first time.
Opened July 29, 2016, the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College is the nation's largest single-surface facility with over 50 courts across 30 acres. This city-owned facility was built on property donated by Berry College and is located less than one mile from the main campus.
The unveiling of the new championship sites follows last week’s announcement that the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game will be played Dec. 3 at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. Eight states within the ACC footprint are now scheduled to host at least one conference championship in 2016-17.
The ACC will announce additional details, including ticket information for all championships, at a future date. Please continue to check theACC.com.
Junior Elena Cerezo-Codina and freshman Natalie Novotna of the Virginia Tech women’s tennis team concluded competition on Wednesday, at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Pro Circuit, in Charleston, South Carolina.
On Sept. 27, the doubles tandem of Cerezo-Codina and Novotna cruised past USA’s Liza Fieldsend and Joelle Kissell by a score of 6-3, 6-3 to qualify for the main doubles draw. The duo then dropped a 6-4, 6-1 decision to USA’s Jaeda Daniel and Ingrid Neel in the first round of the main doubles draw on Wednesday afternoon.
Up next, Virginia Tech will travel to Wilmington, North Carolina, to compete at the UNCW Fall Invitational from Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, at the UNCW Courts. The three-day event is round-robin style, and includes competition from Campbell, Coast Carolina, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro and host UNC Wilmington. Matches are set to begin at 9 a.m. each day, with the exception of an 8:30 a.m. start time on Saturday.
BLACKSBURG – The Virginia Tech men’s and women’s tennis teams hosted a graduation ceremony for their seniors prior to departing for NCAAs. The Hokies will miss the main campus graduation ceremony due to their participation in the NCAA Championships.
Former men's tennis student-athlete Saber Kadiri delivered the keynote speech while Associate Athletics Director of Student-Athlete Development Reyna Gilbert-Lowry, Senior Associate Athletics Director, Facilities and Operations and tennis administrator Tom Gabbard and Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services Matt Mayotte were on hand from the athletic department to hand out the diplomas. Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs Rachel Holloway was also in attendance to represent the President's Office and hand out diplomas.
Women’s tennis is graduating three seniors this spring with Raluca Mita, Frances Peyton and Kelly Williford set to receive their diplomas.
Visit the Men's Tennis Facebook Page to see a full video recap of the event - Link
Francesca Fusinato made history in the Hokies' ACC opener, becoming the first Virginia Tech women's tennis player to knock off the nation's top-ranked player. Fusinato defeated Clemson's Joana Eidukonyte in straight sets with scores of 7-5, 6-2. Fusinato's is no stranger to big wins over top opponents, having beat the nation's No. 6 player last season. In additon to the win over Eidukonyte, Fusinato claimed two more singles wins on the week as the Hokies swept past Richmond and UMBC. Fusinato was named the ACC Player of the Week for her performance.
The Hokies made history today as they earned the first road NCAA Championships victory in program history, defeating Long Beach State 4-2 at Marks Stadium on the USC campus. Here are some images from the big victory.'
The Hokies were up before the sun Wednesday morning to begin their journey out West. After traveling all day the team finally arrived in LA and headed straight to the courts. Tech practiced twice at Marks Tennis Stadium on the University of Southern California campus before heading to Venice Beach for a run by the water.
After a final practice Thursday morning, the Hokies are ready to hit the courts for their first round match against Long Beach State on Saturday, May 9 at noon ET.'
Junior Ilina Stoica became the first Tech player to earn a bid to nationals. She headed to New York to play in the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships. Before he match, she and student assistant Carol Kahoun stopped by the Today Show.
Freshman Katherine Butler claimed the Flight C championship with a come-from-behind win in Florida.
Sophomore Sansitha Nandakumar and freshman Elena Cerezo-Codina Also brought home a big win of their own in doubles action.
Congrats to Elena and Sansitha winning Flight B doubles. They def Eidukonyte/Ruiz of Clemson 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (12-10) pic.twitter.com/qqyDyNr5Mc— VT Women's Tennis (@VT_WTennis) November 2, 2014
Ilinca Stoica showed why she is one of the top players in the ACC and in the nation as she made it all the way to the finals in the Atlantic Regional. Despite falling to Virginia's Stephanie Nauta, a bid to nationals is still alive for Stoica.
The ITA Atlantic Regional has returned to Blacksburg and it is underway. This is not the first time hosting the big event for the Hokies and many players actually prefer to have it here at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center. Everything got out to a great start with perfect weather a plenty of wins.
Junior Raluca Mita was feature in the HokieSports Weekly as she was interviewed by Tech baseball player Ricky Surum.
The Hokies host their first of two fall home events this weekend. The second will be later in October as the ITA Atlantic Regional returns to Blacksburg.
Ilinca Stoica will be the only Hokie representing Tech in California this week after Fusinato was forced to withdraw due to injury. She will begin play Tuesday in the qualifying draw.
Stoica selected to compete in 2014 Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships: Stoica is currently ranked No. .. http://t.co/72EuEHY9U7— VT Women's Tennis (@VT_WTennis) September 25, 2014
The Hokies saw some good play from the newcomers, while Sansitha Nandakumar also had a big weekend for Tech as the team began its fall season. Check out the recap for the full results.
Hokies wrap up fall debut at UNC Wilmington: Tech took on Georgia, East Carolina and UNC Wilmington http://t.co/k0VvlwVSbR— VT Women's Tennis (@VT_WTennis) September 15, 2014
Here's a look at the Hokies' fall schedule. The team kicks things off this weekend in Wilmington and will host two events, including the ITA Regional, this fall.
Congrats to Ilinca Stoica and Francesca Fusinato, who enter the fall season ranked in the top 90 in the nation. Both will have the chance to compete at the All-American Championships later this month in California.
Two Hokies earn ITA preseason rankings: Fusinato, Stoica to play in All-America Championships http://t.co/wf4sJJPdWs— VT Women's Tennis (@VT_WTennis) September 8, 2014
Welcome to the newest feature of hokiesports.com, the #HokieHuddle – Women's Tennis. This feature will concentrate more on the personalities and behind-the-scenes stories from the women's tennis team, at home and on the road. All daily recaps will remain the same and in the same location, this is just a new way to inform the fans on the team. Keep checking back for new content.