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UNC Women's Tennis Sweeps Tribe And Spiders In Season OpenersSophomore Alexa Graham won the clinching point to help lift No. 5 North Carolina to a 7-0 season-opening victory over William & Mary on Saturday at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center. UNC later defeated Richmond, 7-0, in the afternoon to make it a clean sweep for the Tar Heels. No. 38 Sara Daavettila didn't surrender a point in winning on court three in singles. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Men's Tennis Opens With 7-0 Win Over BucknellUNC men's tennis opened the 2018 spring season Saturday with a 7-0 win over visiting Bucknell. The Tar Heels swept all six singles matches in straight sets to improve to 1-0 on the season. It marked the first collegiate wins for freshmen Benjamin Sigouin and Mac Kiger, who both earned victories in singles and doubles. Sigouin played at No. 1 singles and doubles. (GoHeels.com)
Nicole Greene's Historic High Jump, UNC Olympic Sports NotesNicole Greene high-jumped a personal best of 6 feet, 2 inches (1.88 meters) during the Dick Taylor Carolina Cup on Saturday. Her previous personal best of 6-1 ½ (1.87 meters) was set as a high school senior in 2015. Greene's jump stands as the best in the country this season. It also tied for the second-highest mark in UNC history in the indoor women's high jump. (GoHeels.com)
Life after Hayley Carter: UNC women's tennis enters season with potentialBreakout first-year Alle Sanford is the ninth-ranked player in the country and will join nationally-ranked returners Makenna Jones, Jessie Aney, Sara Daavettila and Chloe Ouellet-Pizer. Sanford seems poised to take over the top spot from Hayley Carter. Though only a first-year, the Westerville, Ohio native has already proved herself against top national competition. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC Women's Tennis Poised For Another Strong SeasonThe only women's tennis player in ACC history to be named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year, ACC Player of the Year and Tournament Most Valuable Player in consecutive seasons, Hayley Carter graduated last year as the ACC's all-time leader in women's tennis singles victories (168). But now she's gone and UNC will look to multiple players who have assumed new roles. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heel Trio Joins N.C. Sports Hall Of FameAll-America pitcher Scott Bankhead, tennis star Laura Dupont and golfer Donna Andrews headline the 2018 class of inductees for the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. This year's 15-person class is the largest in several years. Other inductees include an Olympic Gold Medal speed-skater, a veteran major league umpire and one of the top administrators in the NBA. (GoHeels.com)
Turner's Take: Best of 2017, Part TwoOf course this was going to be #1. After the heartbreak of the 2016 national championship game, this was the column I most wanted to write, and yet it was. so. hard. How do you capture a national championship? How do you write, as a featured columnist on the official web site of Carolina athletics, about just the sixth NCAA men’s basketball title in school history? (Argyle Report)
UNC Men's Tennis Opens 2018 At No. 3 In ITA RankingsThe UNC men's tennis team will open the spring schedule at No. 3 in the Oracle/ITA national rankings, announced Wednesday by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The Tar Heels, NCAA runners-up in 2017, held the same spot in last season's final poll, when Carolina achieved the program's best-ever final ranking. UNC kicks off the spring season on Jan. 18. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Tennis Debuts At No. 5 In 2018 RankingsThe North Carolina women's tennis team will enter the dual match portion of the 2017-18 collegiate tennis season as the No. 5 ranked team, as Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Team Rankings on Wednesday. The Tar Heels begin 2018 where they left off the 2017 campaign as the No. 5 team in the nation. (GoHeels.com)
Turner's Take: GratitudeWhat a privilege! How grateful are we that we are Carolina? That doesn't mean that everything that Carolina does is right — as we've learned over the past seven years. But there's a reason that the ABC fans have to join forces. It's because they're not Carolina. In fact, Carolina so dominates the thoughts of some that they can't even fully enjoy their own successes. (Argyle Report)
A Christmas wish list for UNC athleticsIt’s been a great year for UNC athletics. There’s been a national championship in men’s basketball, a couple of Final Four appearances for men’s soccer and field hockey, a national seed for baseball, a national runner-up finish for men’s tennis, and a handful of conference championships. Here now is a glimpse at my Christmas Wish List for UNC athletics in 2018. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Total Tar Heels: Nov. 22, 2017As we look ahead to Thanksgiving tomorrow, read on for numerous ways that UNC student-athletes show their gratitude and give back to our community. We're grateful for the way they represent Carolina. Total Tar Heels is a digest that provides a behind-the-scenes look at UNC student-athletes and some of the things they do away from competition. (GoHeels.com)
UNC's Graduation Success Rate Rises In NCAA DataNine Carolina teams scored 100 percent for the four-year period in their respective Graduation Success Rates (GSR) including men's and women's fencing, field hockey, women's golf, gymnastics, women's lacrosse, women's swimming and diving, men's tennis and volleyball. Nineteen sports topped 80 percent and 23 sports reached at least 75 percent in the GSR. (GoHeels.com)
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.