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Alle Sanford To Represent Team USA At International Tennis CompetitionNorth Carolina freshman Alle Sanford will represent the U.S. in the annual Master'U BNP Paribas International Collegiate Team Competition November 30-December 3 in Marcq-en-Baroeul, France. Sanford is the second player from the North Carolina women's tennis program to participate in the event, joining Hayley Carter who helped lead Team USA to the title in 2016. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Coaches on what it takes to be a national championAll nine of North Carolina's current national championship-winning coaches describe summarize what it takes to become an NCAA champion.
UNC Women's Tennis: An All-Carolina FinalIt was an interesting moment on an interesting day. From the small crowd at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center came the rallying cry, "Let's go, Heels!" Certainly a familiar refrain on those courts; when the Tar Heels take on an opponent, they call from court to court to encourage one another. And so it was repeated, "Let's go, Heels!" on one side, and then the other. And then, laughter. (Argyle Report)
Carolina Champions: A Culture Of SuccessOn Oct. 8, Roy Williams stopped by the final round of the Tar Heel Intercollegiate at UNC Finley Golf Course. He regularly attends baseball games at Boshamer Stadium. Williams also speaks with every women's tennis recruit who visits campus. When Joe Breschi became the men's lacrosse coach in 2008, he said every coach approached him and offered their help. (GoHeels.com)
William Blumberg Claims ITA Singles CrownUNC sophomore William Blumberg on Monday became the first North Carolina player to win the ITA Men's All-American Championship, defeating UCLA's Martin Redlicki, 6-4, 6-4. Blumberg's bid to become just the fifth player to win singles and doubles titles in the same year fell just short as he and senior Robert Kelly finished as runners-up, falling in Monday's final. (GoHeels.com)
Alle Sanford Wins Oracle ITA Masters ChampionshipNorth Carolina freshman Alle Sanford is the champion of the Oracle ITA Masters after defeating defending champion, top ranked and number No. 1 seed Ena Shibahara of UCLA on Sunday from the Malibu Racquet Club. Sanford, the sixth seed from Westerville, Ohio, shook of five match points to upend Shibahara by a score of 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (11). (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels Coach For College In VietnamUNC's Marika Akkerman and Alex Cooke are used to balancing academics and athletics, Akkerman as a sport administration-communication studies double major on the women's tennis team and Cooke as a psychology major on the women's track and field team. But this summer, both took that challenging combination abroad, coaching and teaching in rural Vietnam. (GoHeels.com)
Five Tar Heels Selected In ITA Preseason RankingsThe North Carolina women's tennis team placed five players on the 2017 Oracle ITA Collegiate Tennis Preseason Rankings announced Tuesday. Sophomore Sara Daavettila is the highest ranked Tar Heel at No. 4 in singles, followed by junior Jessie Aney (No. 22), sophomore Alexa Graham (No. 42) and sophomore Makenna Jones (No. 65). (GoHeels.com)
Brothers, UNC athletes Robert and Jeremy Kelly give a new meaning to what "Carolina Family" meansFor Robert and Jeremy Kelly — brothers who are now both UNC student-athletes — it shines through in their experiences they’ve had in the context of sports, family and friendship. It’s evident in their always-evolving rivalry that started in childhood, and it’s never faded in their support for and reliance on one another. (Daily Tar Heel)
Looking Back On A Year Of ServiceUNC student-athletes, coaches and athletic department staff members participated in more than 5,200 hours of community outreach during the 2016-17 academic year. The Tar Heels partnered with a wide range of organizations, emphasizing involvement with local schools and with UNC Hospitals. UNC kicked off the year with the first-ever department-wide day of service. (GoHeels.com)
A summer update on former and current Tar Heel athletesHere’s a roundup of how some UNC athletes have done recently. Several former men’s Tar Heels won the Gold Cup with the US men’s soccer team, but as you may expect, the women’s national team also has some former UNC players. Midfielder Allie Long and forward Crystal Dunn are both on the USWNT’s roster for the Tournament of Champions. (Tar Heel Blog)
Hayley Carter Tabbed as Assistant Tennis Coach at Oklahoma StateOklahoma State's women's tennis team will bring on former North Carolina standout Hayley Carter as assistant coach, head coach Chris Young announced on Thursday. The most decorated player in North Carolina women's tennis history, Carter comes to Stillwater just months after wrapping up a wildly successful collegiate career. (OKState.com)
Tar Heels Finish Top 10 In All-Sport CompetitionThe University of North Carolina was one of six athletic programs to finish in the top 10 in both the men's and women's standings in the 2016-17 Capital One Cup, which measures top 10-finishes in NCAA Championship play and coaches' polls in 20 men's and 21 women's sports. The Tar Heels finished third in the men's standings and ninth in the women's this year. (GoHeels.com)
Record 385 Tar Heels Named To ACC Academic Honor RollA record 385 North Carolina student-athletes have been named to the 2016-17 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced Thursday by the league. It's the second year in a row and the fourth time in the past five years that UNC has established a new high and the fifth year in a row that more than 300 Tar Heel student-athletes have been honored. (GoHeels.com)
Catching Up With Ronnie SchneiderAfter graduating from UNC in May with a degree in business administration, Ronnie Schneider launched his professional tennis career and is off to a quick start. He recently earned his first pro title, teaming with with Canada's Filip Peliwo to win the doubles crown at the Kelowna Futures event in Kelowna, British Columbia. (GoHeels.com)