Bracket Released for 2017 ACC Women’s Tennis Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – Defending champions North Carolina will hold the top seed for the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Tennis Championship, which begins Wednesday, April 26 at Rome Tennis Center at Berry College in Rome, Georgia.

The Tar Heels see their first tournament action on Friday, when they will take on the winner of Thursday’s second-round match between No. 8 Virginia and No. 9 Florida State. North Carolina will enter the championship in search of its eighth ACC title.

Wednesday’s first-round action will begin with No. 12 Boston College facing No. 13 Virginia Tech at 10 a.m., No. 10 Notre Dame squaring off against No. 15 Pitt at 1 p.m., and No. 11 Syracuse taking on No. 14 Louisville in another 1 p.m.match.

The Virginia/Florida State second-round match opens the slate on Thursday at 1 p.m. No. 5 NC State gets action at 1 p.m., as well, against the winner of Boston College/Virginia Tech, while No. 6 Wake Forest will take on the winner of Syracuse/Louisville and No. 7 Clemson will face the winner of Notre Dame/Pitt in a pair of other 4 p.m. matches.

Teams receiving double-byes to Friday’s quarterfinal round along with North Carolina include No. 2 Duke, No. 3 Georgia Tech and No. 4 Miami.

Shawn Kenney will handle play-by-play at the championship with live ACC Network Extra coverage set from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. ESPN anchor Prim Siripipat will handle color commentary.

Siripipat attended Saddlebrook Preparatory School, where she trained with Jennifer Capriati, Andy Roddick, Martina Hingis and Mardy Fish. She traveled the world with the U.S. National team and eventually finished in the top 10 in the country for players aged 18 and under. She attended Duke on a full scholarship. The Blue Devils women’s team was ranked among the top 10 and won the Indoor National Championship her senior year.

Kenney, a veteran announcer who has covered multiple sports on ESPN platforms, will work the ACC Tennis Championships for the third straight year.

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