UNC TennisComplete coverage of North Carolina Tennis.
Doubles Paces No. 1 UNC Men's Tennis To Win Over ClemsonIn the first of back-to-back home ACC matches this weekend, the top-ranked UNC men’s tennis team beat visiting Clemson 6-1 at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center Friday. The Tar Heels host No. 45 Virginia Tech on Sunday at 1 p.m. With the win, Carolina improved to 19-1 on the year, 4-1 in ACC play. Clemson fell to 11-10 (2-4 ACC). (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Tennis Has No Trouble With Sweep Of SyracuseNo. 4 North Carolina recorded its second-straight shutout in Atlantic Coast Conference women’s tennis action with a 7-0 win at No. 41 Syracuse Thursday afternoon from Drumlins Country Club. Senior Ashley Dai and freshman Chloe Ouellet-Pizer got North Carolina (18-2, 6-0 ACC) going with a quick 6-2 doubles win on court three over Nicole Mitchell and Maria Tritou. (GoHeels.com)
North Carolina At Top Of Oracle/ITA National Tennis RankingsNorth Carolina is back in the No. 1 spot in the Oracle/ITA Division I men’s tennis rankings after spending one week at No. 2. The latest poll was released on Tuesday afternoon. The Tar Heels moved to the top of the rankings for the first time in program history in the poll of Feb. 17 after winning the ITA National Team Indoor Championship. (GoHeels.com)
No. 2 UNC Men's Tennis Beats NC State in RaleighAfter trailing early, the second-ranked UNC men’s tennis team rebounded to beat NC State Sunday on the Wolfpack’s indoor courts at J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center. UNC improved to 18-1 overall and 3-1 in ACC play with the win, while NC State fell to 12-9 (1-4). The match-up was the second this spring between the schools. UNC won 4-2 in Chapel Hill on Jan. 24. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Tennis Sweeps Louisville In ACC Home OpenerThe North Carolina men’s tennis team won its Atlantic Coast Conference home opener Friday, beating visiting Louisville 7-0 on a warm and sunny afternoon at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. The second-ranked Tar Heels improved to 17-1 overall and 2-1 in ACC play with the win, while the Cardinals fell to 9-10 overall and 0-5 in the conference. (GoHeels.com)
#3 UNC Women's Tennis Wins A Pair In Puerto RicoNo. 3 North Carolina won a pair of matches on Tuesday over Denison and Navy to improve its record to 17-2 on the season. Carolina did not surrender a set in both victories today. Marika Akkerman, Ashley Dai, Maggie Kane, Chloe Ouellet-Pizer and Cassandra Vazquez each recorded two singles wins on the day. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC men's tennis team "signs" 4-year old MickThe UNC men's tennis team has "signed" 4-year old Mick to join the top ranked Tar Heels thanks to TEAM Impact, an organization that matches college athletic teams with children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses.
Newfound perspective propels Tar Heels to tennis program's first national titleUNC began the ITA Indoor National Championship playing for something bigger than a national title. The night before the tournament, the team dedicated it to Mick Macholl, a 4-year-old UNC Children’s Hospital cancer patient the team connected with in January. “Coach (Sam Paul) put what we’d all been thinking into words in dedicate(ing) the whole thing to him.” (WRAL Sports Fan)
Tar Heels' Biggest Win Honored One Of Its Smallest FansFollowing the Tar Heels' National Team Indoor Tennis Championship, which UNC claimed with a 4-2 win over then-No. 1 Virginia on Feb. 15, the team captains and head coach Sam Paul spoke with WRAL about the experience and a special motivation behind it. Watch this piece and learn more about the team's relationship with young fan Mick Macholl. (GoHeels.com)
#1 UNC Men's Tennis Moves To 11-0 With Win Over WoffordThe North Carolina men’s tennis team improved to 11-0 Sunday with a 7-0 win over visiting Wofford. The top-ranked Tar Heels got strong performances from the entire lineup, which included seniors Stuart DePaolo and Andrew Gores. Next up for the Tar Heels is a mid-week homecourt matchup with UNCG, on Wednesday at 5 p.m. (GoHeels.com)
#2 UNC Women's Tennis Upset By Eighth-Ranked WolverinesThe second-ranked North Carolina women’s tennis team lost 5-2 at No. 8 Michigan on Saturday afternoon at Varsity Tennis Center. North Carolina (10-2) dropped the doubles point for the first time all season to fall behind 1-0 to the home-standing Wolverines, who improved to 6-2 with the upset victory. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Tennis: CHAMPIONS!Jack Murray knew he'd won his match as soon as the backhand from Virginia's Mac Styslinger went just wide of the sideline. He didn't know he'd clinched the match for his team until a teammate came bounding toward him. The Tar Heels now bring home a national championship trophy but still face a challenging slate the rest of the way. (GoHeels.com)
Ronnie Schneider Named MVP of ITA National Indoor ChampionshipTar Heel men’s tennis player Ronnie Schneider has been named MVP of the ITA National Indoor Team Championship. The junior from Bloomington, Ind., helped lead UNC to its first national championship on Monday in Charlottesville, Va. UNC’s Jack Murray, a junior from Beverly Hills, Mich., joined Schneider on the 2016 ITA All-Tournament Team. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Tennis Earns Top Spot For First Time In Program HistoryThe UNC men’s tennis team has earned the No. 1 spot in the latest ITA Division I National Rankings. It’s the Tar Heels’ first-ever appearance atop the ITA poll. UNC moved up from No. 7 after winning the ITA Division I National Men’s Team Indoor Championship, held Feb. 12-15 in Charlottesville, Va. UNC is 10-0 this season, with six wins over teams ranked in the top 15. (GoHeels.com)
Unlikely comeback propels UNC men's tennis to championship winAs the reigning national champions and winners of 140 consecutive ACC matches, the Virginia Cavaliers represented a menacing foe for the Tar Heels. And after dropping the doubles point and four opening sets in singles play, it seemed UVa.’s dominance would continue. But behind three third-set wins, UNC shocked the Cavaliers on Monday. (Daily Tar Heel)