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UNC Women's Tennis Upended By Virginia At NCAAs

UNC had its women's tennis season come to an end on Thursday against 14th-seed Virginia in the NCAA Team Championship Round of 16 from Case Tennis Center. The Cavaliers advance with a 4-2 victory over the Tar Heels. North Carolina (31-3) faced an immediate uphill climb by dropping the doubles point for just the third time in 34 matches this season. (GoHeels.com)

Preparation separates UNC women's tennis player Jessie Aney from the competition

At the end of a long driveway in Rochester, Minnesota, a rebound net the size of a trampoline stands upright. Chances are if you were looking for Jessie Aney when she was growing up, this is where you’d find her. It’s often where her parents did. In the dark. All alone. It didn’t matter. She’d stay there – racket in hand – three hours a day. The same routine. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Men's Tennis: Hanging On

Former president Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” It was what Marcus Paige attempted to do when he hit a double-clutched three-pointer to tie the game with 4.7 seconds left in the national championship game. It was what Brett Clark did when he clinched UNC's winning point in the second round of the NCAA tournament Sunday. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Tennis Punches Ticket To Tulsa

For the third year in a row, the UNC men’s tennis team is headed to the NCAA Round of 16. The Tar Heels, ranked third nationally and seeded second in the tournament, beat Tulane 4-0 Sunday in a NCAA Championship second-round match at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center, earning a trip to Tulsa, Okla., as one of 16 teams still competing for a national title. (GoHeels.com)

On to Tulsa For #3 UNC Women's Tennis

No. 3 North Carolina faced one of its stiffest tests of the season against a feisty Northwestern team in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Team Championship on Saturday. Senior Ashley Dai wound up being the hero by winning on court six in three sets to send her UNC club to the NCAA Finals for the seventh year in a row with a 4-2 victory. (GoHeels.com)

Turner's Take: Do or Dai

A month ago at Georgia Tech, Carolina got a come-from-behind win thanks to Ashley Dai, who dropped the first set there but rallied to win in three. Saturday, Dai found herself in a similar situation. Her match on the line, her team's fate on the line, the ball in her court. "I think for her, maybe losing that set allowed her to just say, 'OK, I need to play my game,'" Kalbas said. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Tennis Advances With 4-0 Win Over Charleston

Third-ranked UNC opened play in the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship Saturday with a 4-0 first-round win over visiting College of Charleston at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. The victory set up a second-round meeting with No. 31 Tulane, which beat No. 41 Dartmouth 4-0 in the first of Saturday’s two NCAA men’s tennis matches in Chapel Hill. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Tennis Takes Care Of ETSU In NCAA 1st Round

Third-seed North Carolina took care of business in the first round of the NCAA Team Championship on Friday with a 4-0 victory over East Tennessee State. North Carolina (30-2) will face No. 30 Northwestern on Saturday at 3 p.m., in the second round with the winner advancing to Tulsa, Oklahoma, site of the NCAA Team Championship finals. (GoHeels.com)

Hayley Carter Selected Academic All-District

Hayley Carter of the UNC women’s tennis team has been selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team, recognizing the nation’s top student-athletes for their performances athletically and in the classroom. The No. 1 rated singles player in Division I, Carter has compiled a 42-4 record this season. She is the 2016 ACC Player of the Year. (GoHeels.com)

Clark, UNC Tennis Coaches Honored By ITA

The UNC men’s tennis coaching staff and a Tar Heel senior have been announced as recipients of Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division I Region Awards, as announced Monday by the ITA. Carolina head coach Sam Paul was named Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year and Associate Head Coach Tripp Phillips was named the ITA Assistant Coach of the Year. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Tennis Earns No. 2 Overall Seed in NCAA Field

North Carolina has been awarded the No. 2 overall seed in the 64-team 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championship bracket and will host first and second-round matches on May 14 and 15. In the May 14 first-round matches, Dartmouth and Tulane will face off at 9 a.m., and UNC will take on College of Charleston at noon. (GoHeels.com)

UNC tennis player found herself after coming out to coach after match

Throughout my tennis career, I've had too many injuries to count and too many trips to the X-ray or MRI machines for being a 21 year-old. When a body part is damaged, there's always a path to change, repair and improve it. This was the same approach I had about my sexuality. But how can you change, repair and improve something you have no control over? (Out Sports)

I'm A Tar Heel: Stuart DePaolo

I have earned the privilege to represent the University of North Carolina. It is worth putting emphasis on the word “earned” because I am a student-athlete who is fortunate enough to learn from the brightest minds in the world while also playing the game of tennis that I love in the greatest of atmospheres. To the fans, I want to say thank you for being the best. (GoHeels.com)

Scholar-Athlete Luncheon Recognizes Academic Excellence

The day’s highest honor went to the Top 10 Scholar-Athletes, the five senior men and women who rank the highest in the most impressive collegiate statistic: grade point average. Each invited a faculty member and introduced him or her during brief remarks. In addition to speaking about each honored faculty member, the students looked back on their time at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Women's Tennis Wins 2016 ACC Championship

UNC’s three seniors have accomplished so much in their four years, but one trophy that had eluded this group was an ACC Championship. Inserted into the singles lineup for the first time all weekend, senior Kate Vialle clinched a 4-2 victory for the top-seeded Tar Heels over Miami, giving UNC its first ACC title since 2011 and the seventh in program history. (GoHeels.com)

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