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2016-2017 was an incredible year for North Carolina athletics

A national championship, five Final Fours (or NCAA Tournament semi-finals), and five ACC regular season or tournament championships. There were also awards won and records set—both individual and team achievements. At times, it seems easy to take the success that Carolina has had for granted and just brush it off as another typical year for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

William Blumberg Makes UNC Tennis History By Reaching NCAA Semifinals

With a straight-sets win on Saturday afternoon, freshman William Blumberg became the first Tar Heel men's tennis player to reach the semifinals of the NCAA singles tournament. Blumberg, from Greenwich, Conn., beat North Florida's Jack Findel-Hawkins 6-4, 6-4 to advance in action at the University of Georgia's Dan Magill Tennis Complex. (GoHeels.com)

Sara Daavettila Reaches NCAA Tennis Quarterfinals

Sara Daavettila downed a top 10 ranked opponent Friday in the Round of 16 at the NCAA Singles Championship. #18 Daavettila, victorious over No. 10 Karla Popovic of the University of California, becomes just the seventh Tar Heel player to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA singles tournament. She also gives UNC a quarterfinalist for the fifth straight year. (GoHeels.com)

Hayley Carter Stunned in First Round of NCAA Women’s Singles Tournament, Daavettila Advances

Hayley Carter has spent her time carving out a case as the best player to ever come through the UNC women's tennis program. After finishing as the national runner-up last season, Carter has carried the No. 2 ranking for most of this season–as she also set a new ACC record with 168 career singles victories. Unfortunately, Carter’s career came to an end Wednesday. (Chapelboro.com)

Tar Heels Ranked Third In Final ITA Poll

The UNC men's tennis team is ranked third in the final ITA poll of the season, the highest in program history. The ITA announced the season-ending poll on Wednesday. ACC teams occupy the top three spots, with NCAA champion and ACC champion Virginia at No. 1, Wake Forest at No. 2 and UNC No. 3. North Carolina ranked No. 2 in the final USTA national poll. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Tennis Falls In NCAA Championship Match

In its first-ever appearance on the sport's biggest stage, the ninth-ranked UNC men's tennis team fell 4-2 to second-ranked Virginia Tuesday in the NCAA Tournament championship. UNC, which had never advanced beyond the national quarterfinals until this year, finished the season 29-5 with the most wins in school history. Virginia's victory gave the Cavaliers their third NCAA title in a row. (GoHeels.com)

Turner's Take: Love

It started with love. Ronnie Schneider felt it when he visited Carolina, the embrace of the Carolina family. He wanted to be a part of it. He knew in his heart that Carolina men's tennis could reach the ranks of the elite. He knew, and that's why he committed to Sam Paul's program as a high school junior. He knew that his class could help raise the bar for Carolina men's tennis. (GoHeels.com)

Hayley Carter, Courtney Nagle Earn ITA National Awards

Courtney Nagle of the UNC women's tennis program has been named ITA Assistant Coach of the Year, while Hayley Carter earned ITA Senior Player of the Year honors, announced on Tuesday. Nagle joins Sara Anundsen (2011) as the only Tar Heel assistants to win the award. Carter is also the second UNC player to earn the top senior award. (GoHeels.com)

Ronnie Schneider, William Blumberg Honored With ITA National Awards

Tar Heel senior Ronnie Schneider has been named ITA Men's Tennis Senior Player of the Year and freshman William Blumberg has been selected as the ITA Men's Tennis Rookie of the Year, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced Tuesday. Schneider is the second UNC men's player to claim the senior honor, and Blumberg is the second to earn the freshman honor. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Tennis Beats Georgia To Play For NCAA Crown

The North Carolina men's tennis team earned another game in its season and another program first Monday, beating No. 12 Georgia 4-3 on the Bulldogs' home court to advance to the NCAA title match against Virginia, set for Tuesday at 1 p.m. UNC set a program record for wins in a season by improving to 29-4 on the year and earned the right to play for its first NCAA crown. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Tennis Takes On Georgia Monday For Shot At NCAA Title

The UNC men's tennis team will play in the program's first-ever NCAA semifinals match Monday, taking on host Georgia for a spot in the NCAA title game on Tuesday. The match is set to start at 10 a.m., two hours earlier than originally scheduled, on the outdoor courts at Dan Magill Tennis Center. The Tar Heels (28-4) are seeded ninth in the field. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina Women's Tennis Falls To Stanford In NCAA Quarterfinals

Stanford, the defending national champion, outlasted No. 2 seed North Carolina in an NCAA Women's Tennis Championships quarterfinal match on Sunday at the University of Georgia. Stanford, the No. 7 seed, garnered the 4-2 win over the Tar Heels, who finish the season with a 33-3 record, setting a new program standard for wins in a season. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Tennis Earns Spot In Program's First Final Four

North Carolina fought past the nation's top-ranked team and a nearly five-hour rain delay Saturday to earn a spot in the NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament final four for the first time in program history. The ninth-ranked Tar Heels defeated No. 1 Wake Forest 4-2 in a match that spanned eight hours, finishing up just after midnight Sunday morning in Athens, Georgia. (GoHeels.com)

No. 2 UNC Women's Tennis Blanks Duke At NCAAs

The latest chapter in the North Carolina and Duke rivalry in women's tennis wound up a 4-0 shutout victory for the second-seeded Tar Heels in the NCAA Round of 16 on Friday. UNC (33-2) took the doubles point and later received singles wins from Haley Carter, Sara Daavettila, and Jessie Aney. UNC will face seventh seed Stanford on Sunday. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Blog Podcast: Turner Walston Special

On this week’s show, Turner Walston returns to talk about the recent success of UNC’s spring athletic teams. We will discuss the student-athletes and coaches who have been keys to the Tar Heels’ success. Also, we will look ahead to the upcoming games/matches for a number of the teams who are competing in their respective end-of-season tournaments. (Tar Heel Blog)

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