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William Blumberg Cruises Into Second Round of NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles TournamentThe first round of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles Tournament played itself out on Wednesday in Winston-Salem, with UNC’s William Blumberg–the No. 2 overall seed–advancing past San Diego’s August Holmgren with a 6-4, 6-4 victory. Blumberg is looking to build on his spectacular performance last year, when he advanced to the finals as a freshman. (Chapelboro.com)
No. 7 UNC Men's Tennis Falls to No. 10 USC in NCAA Tournament Round of 16The No. 7 seed North Carolina men’s tennis team had its season ended just a bit ahead of schedule in Friday’s NCAA Tournament Round of 16 match–as the Tar Heels were defeated 4-2 in Winston-Salem by the No. 10 USC Trojans. UNC finishes the season with a team record of 24-6, and missed the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time in five years. (Chapelboro.com)
North Carolina Women's Tennis Falls To Stanford, 4-1No. 2 seed North Carolina was upended 4-1 to 15th seed Stanford on Thursday in the NCAA Women's Tennis Championship from Wake Forest Tennis Complex. North Carolina, the No. 1 ranked team in the nation, finishes its season 28-4. Stanford extends its winning streak to 17 matches and improves to 21-3. (GoHeels.com)
North Carolina Tops ACC Public Schools In APR RecognitionsThe NCAA has honored 10 UNC athletic programs for ranking among the top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rates. The teams being honored include men's basketball, men's cross country, women's fencing, men's golf, gymnastics, women's lacrosse, men's soccer, men's tennis, women's tennis and volleyball. All 10 teams scored a perfect 1000 in the APR from 2013-14 to 2016-17. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Tennis Breezes Past Tennessee In NCAA Tournament Second RoundThe UNC men’s tennis team–seeded No. 7 overall in this year’s NCAA Tournament–advanced to the Round of 16 on Sunday morning after dominating the Tennessee Volunteers 4-0 at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center in Chapel Hill. In a match that was started two hours earlier due to high temperatures, the Tar Heels were forced to battle for the doubles point. (Chapelboro.com)
UNC Women's Tennis Shuts Out Mississippi State In NCAA 2nd RoundNo. 2 seed North Carolina delivered another clutch performance in the NCAA Women's Tennis Championship on Saturday with a 4-0 shutout of Mississippi State in a second round match at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. Carolina (28-3) advances to the NCAA Championship Round of 16 for the ninth-straight season, and will compete Thursday in Winston-Salem. (GoHeels.com)
No. 6 UNC Men's Tennis Blanks Campbell, 4-0, To Open NCAA TournamentThe North Carolina men's tennis team opened NCAA Tournament play Saturday with a 4-0 first-round win over Campbell. On their home courts at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center, the sixth-ranked Tar Heels fought their way to the doubles point then breezed through three singles matches to clinch the shutout. UNC hosts Tennessee Sunday at 10 a.m. in the second round. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Tennis Shuts Out Morgan State In NCAA First RoundNo. 2 seed North Carolina picked up a 4-0 victory over Morgan State in the first round of the NCAA Team Championship at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center on Friday. Top ranked UNC won the doubles point and never looked back in topping the Lady Bears, champions of the MEAC. Marika Akkerman, Jessie Aney and Chloe Ouellet-Pizer earned straight-set victories. (GoHeels.com)
All hard work and smiles: Jessie Aney plays tennis a different kind of way“I’m competitive and I want to win.” UNC women's tennis standout Jessie Aney says. “Does your opponent want to see you chucking your racket into the back fence, or does your opponent want to see you looking like you’re in a good mood and loving life?” Her coach, Brian Kalbas, says it’s her greatest weapon and greatest weakness. She never gets rattled. (Daily Tar Heel)
Donna Andrews, Scott Bankhead, Laura DuPont Enter N.C. Sports Hall Of FameThe North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame added 15 new members Friday. This year's class included three former North Carolina student-athletes. Donna Andrews played for the women's golf team from 1986-89, Scott Bankhead played for the baseball team from 1982-84, and Laura DuPont played for the women's basketball and tennis teams from 1967-1970. (GoHeels.com)
Video: RAMMYS 2018 - FinesseWatch Tar Heel athletes from all UNC sports find their inner Bruno Mars in their rendition of his hit "Finesse" in a video shown during North Carolina's 2018 RAMMY Awards presented last week in Chapel Hill.
Tar Heels Sweep ACC Men's Tennis Player AwardsFor the first time in program history, North Carolina has swept the 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference men's tennis player awards, with William Blumberg named the ACC Player of the Year and Benjamin Sigouin the ACC Freshman of the Year. The league announced the honors on Thursday. Blumberg and Sigouin were also named to the All-ACC first team. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Tennis Places Four On All-ACC TeamsNorth Carolina, the 2018 ACC Women's Tennis Champions, placed four players on the All-ACC Team on Thursday. Makenna Jones earned first-team honors, while Sara Daavettila, Alexa Graham and Alle Sanford were voted to the second team. Jones has had a remarkable second season in Chapel Hill, posting just the second 14-0 ACC record in program history. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Tennis Leaves Cary As ChampionsIt required overcoming adversity. But Sunday, just moments after UNC defeated Duke, 4-2, the Tar Heels found themselves in a familiar position, swarming Sara Daavettila after her win clinched another ACC Championship. The victory helped North Carolina become the first program to win three straight ACC Championships since Georgia Tech from 2005-07. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Wins 2018 ACC Women's Tennis ChampionshipNorth Carolina won its third consecutive ACC Women's Tennis Championship Sunday, beating top-seeded Duke 4-2. UNC's Makenna Jones was named Tournament MVP for her performances. The win was the Tar Heels' 9th ACC Women's Tennis Championship in program history.