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UNC men’s tennis holds signing ceremony for 5-year-old battling cancer

The newest member of the UNC men’s tennis team doesn’t need a strong serve to leave his mark. The Tar Heels held a signing ceremony Tuesday for Mick Macholl — a 5-year-old boy battling stage-three neuroblastoma. A year and a half ago, Mick was paired with the team through a program called Team IMPACT after his family transferred his care to UNC Children’s Hospital. (Daily Tar Heel)

Daavettila Tops Aney In ITA Regional Singles Final

Sara Daavettila is the ITA Carolinas Regional singles champion. The top seed defeated her UNC teammate Jessie Aney in the finals, 2-6, 7-6, 6-2. They drove together to the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. They wore matching Tar Heel blue tops and Navy visors on the court. But between the lines it was all business in trying to win a regional title. (GoHeels.com)

Aney/Carter Crowned Women's Doubles National Champs

Jessie Aney and Hayley Carter are National Champions by virtue of locking up the doubles title at the 2016 Riviera/ITA All-American Championships on Sunday at Riviera Tennis Club. The Tar Heel tandem outlasted the fifth-seeded Pepperdine team of Luisa Stefani and Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai in the championship match. (GoHeels.com)

Hayley Carter Becomes UNC Women's Tennis All-Time Wins Leader

UNC’s three-time All-America Hayley Carter became the women’s tennis program’s all-time wins leader on Friday when she advanced to the quarterfinals of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships. Carter, the top seed in the event, defeated Alabama’s Erin Routliffe, to earn her 132nd singles victory, moving past Sanaz Marand for the program record. (GoHeels.com)

ACC Announces Sites For Eight 2016-17 Championships

The Atlantic Coast Conference has selected host locales and venues for eight of its 2016-17 league championships. Championship sites and dates announced on Tuesday are as follows and include several date changes from the original schedule released in July: ACC Baseball Championship, May 23-28 – Louisville Slugger Field; Louisville, Kentucky (The ACC)

UNC Rewards Seven Championship Coaches With New Contracts

UNC has agreed in principle on three-year contracts with five head coaches – Joe Breschi (men’s lacrosse), Anson Dorrance (women’s soccer), Sam Paul (men’s tennis), Karen Shelton (field hockey) and Carlos Somoano (men’s soccer) – and is extending the contracts of women’s basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell and women’s lacrosse head coach Jenny Levy. (GoHeels.com)

Three Tar Heels Win Women's Singles Titles At Bonk Invitational

Jessie Aney, Sara Daavettila and Alexa Graham of the UNC women’s tennis team each won their respective singles bracket this weekend at the Bonk Invitational at Cary Tennis Park. Daavettila, named the top newcomer in the nation earlier this week by the ITA, earned a win over No. 40 Chalena Scholl of Duke in the white bracket championship match. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men’s Tennis Star Ronnie Schneider Ranked No. 10 in Preseason

North Carolina men’s tennis star Ronnie Schneider enters 2016 as the No. 10 ranked individual in the nation–just over a month after former teammate Brayden Schnur left school early to turn professional. Schneider reached as high as No. 10 in the polls last February, but hopes to move up the charts as this season progresses. (Chapelboro.com)

ACC pulls football title game, other championships from North Carolina due to HB2

The ACC followed musicians, the NBA and the NCAA on Wednesday, when the league announced that it would pull its football championship out of North Carolina due to the state's controversial House Bill 2. The ACC will move every championship event that isn't played on a college campus with football being the most high-profile and most impactful. (Syracuse.com)

Hayley Carter Begins Senior Year Ranked No. 1

North Carolina's Hayley Carter, a three-time All-America, begins her senior season as the No. 1-ranked singles player in the 2016 Oracle/ITA Collegiate Women’s Tennis Preseason Rankings. Conversely, freshman Sara Daavettila begins her Carolina career at the top of the Newcomer/Freshman rankings from the ITA. (GoHeels.com)

Hayley Carter Selected For American Collegiate Invitational

UNC rising senior Hayley Carter has been selected to play in the American Collegiate Invitational at the 2016 US Open, September 8-10 in Flushing, N.Y. The American Collegiate Invitational, open only to American college players, began in 2014 as a way to spotlight college tennis during the US Open. Former Tar Heel Jamie Loeb won the inaugural event in 2014. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Athletics: 2015-16 Year In Review

Carolina finished seventh in the Learfield NACDA Cup standings, UNC’s seventh top-10 performance in the last eight years. It marked the 17th time Carolina was the highest finisher among ACC schools. UNC was one of only three schools, with Stanford and Oklahoma, to finish in the top 10 in both men’s and women’s standings in the Capital One Cup. (GoHeels.com)

Brayden Schnur To Pursue Professional Tennis Career

One of the greatest players in UNC men’s tennis history, Brayden Schnur, will pursue a professional tennis career and forego his senior year. “We support Brayden 100 percent in his decision,” UNC coach Sam Paul said. “He is unquestionably one of the greatest players in program history. It was an honor to coach him and we look forward to following his career.” (GoHeels.com)

Five from UNC Tennis Earn Academic Honor

Five UNC tennis players have recently earned an academic honor from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Four members from the UNC women’s tennis team earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status – junior All-America Hayley Carter, senior Ashley Dai, senior Whitney Kay and freshman Jessie Aney. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Olympic sports and the impact of the ACC Network

As Cunningham says in the video above, the ACC Network will give the Olympic teams at UNC much more exposure. The network will allow for fans, family, and recruits to watch these teams from anywhere in the world. This certainly will help in recruiting new athletes. It will show recruits, who may not be able to easily get to Chapel Hill, all that UNC has to offer. (Tar Heel Blog)

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