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Kelleher Earns Spot on 2013 All-ACC Women's Tennis Team

Senior Alex Kelleher beat the ITA's No. 31 singles player this spring.

Senior Alex Kelleher beat the ITA's No. 31 singles player this spring.

April 24, 2013

ACC Release

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Senior Alex Kelleher has earned a spot on the 2013 All-ACC Women's Tennis Team, the conference office announced on Wednesday.

This spring in dual match play the Worcester, Mass., native has gone 9-7 in singles competition playing primarily in the No. 2 slot. Earlier this season, she defeated the ITA's 31st-ranked singles player, Daneika Borthwick, of then-No. 20 Florida State, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2, at the No. 1 spot on April 5. She also beat No. 82 Kathryn Talbert of Wake Forest, 6-3, 7-5, at the No. 1 position on April 14.

In doubles this spring, she has teamed exclusively with sophomore Jessica Wacnik to form the ITA's No. 79 doubles pair. The duo has gone 12-5 overall in dual matches in 2013 including a 5-4 mark in ACC play. They defeated then-No. 71 Stephanie Nauta and Erin Vierra of then-No. 32 Virginia and then-No. 31 Lina Lilekite and Stephanie Wagner of then-No. 10 Miami this spring.

The Worcester Academy product helped the Eagles open the season 6-0 and reach a ranking as high as No. 45.

Kelleher's selection marks the second season in a row that BC has landed a player on the All-ACC team. Last season, Erina Kikuchi garnered the recognition.

Ninth-seeded Boston College plays eighth-seeded NC State on Thursday at 9 a.m. in the first round of the ACC Championship from Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C.

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