For the third straight year, Mary Washington and Christopher Newport will clash in the CAC women's tennis championship match after both posted shutout victories in Wednesday's semifinals.
Top-seeded Mary Washington defeated fourth-seeded York 5-0 at the Battleground. The 14th-ranked Eagles (18-5) are aiming for their 14th consecutive conference title in Saturday's title match. The Spartans are now 9-6 on the year.
Second-seeded Christopher Newport and third-seeded Salisbury faced off in the CAC semifinals for the fourth consecutive season, with the 23rd-ranked Captains securing a 5-0 shutout to move onto the championship round for the third year in a row. Salisbury's season comes to a close at 10-7 following the defeat.
Saturday's showdown betwen UMW and CNU will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Fredericksburg, Va.
2017 CAC Women's Tennis Championship Tournament
Saturday, April 15 - First Round
Match 1 - at #4 York 6, #5 St. Mary's 3
Top three seeds (UMW, CNU & SAL) receive a bye
Wednesday, April 19 - Semifinal Round
Match 2 - at #2 Christopher Newport 5, #3 Salisbury 0
Match 3 - at #1 Mary Washington 5, #4 York 0
Saturday, April 22 - Championship Match
Match 4 - #2 Christopher Newport at #1 Mary Washington, 11:30 a.m.