No. 2 Pirates Blank Wayne State (Mich.), 5-0, At Round Of 16

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - The No. 2-ranked and two-time NCAA Division II national champion Armstrong Atlantic State University women's tennis team opened up action at the National Championships with a 5-0 win over Wayne State (Mich.) on Tuesday morning at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

The Pirates (26-1) advance to the national Quarterfinals, where they will face NYIT - 5-0 winners over St. Mary's (Texas) - at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Wayne State (Mich.) finishes its season with a 25-5 record after its first berth into the NCAA Round of 16

Armstrong took a 3-0 lead after doubles play, dropping just three games in the process. The top-ranked duo of Aleksandra Filipovski and Barbora Krtickova knocked off Anne Li Briand and Yahsha Moore, 8-2, at No. 1 doubles, while Marlen Hacke and Olga Kalodzitsa blanked Andreea Mitrache and Alex Poissant, 8-0, at No. 2 doubles. Clara Perez and Carolina Prats-Millan finished off the double sweep with an 8-2 win over Julia Kamenko and Jessica Kruczek at No. 3 doubles.

The Pirates then finished off the match with straight-set singles wins from No. 15-ranked Hacke at No. 3 singles, 6-1, 6-2, over Poissant and from Kalodzitsa over Lauren Hughes, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 6 singles.