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Video: Jamie Loeb 1-on-1 with Turner WalstonTar Heel national champion Jamie Loeb sits down with GoHeels Turner Walston to discuss her national championship, turning pro and her first professional match against Top-5 internationally ranked Caroline Wozniacki at center court of the U.S. Open.
Q&A with UNC tennis star Jamie LoebOn Tuesday, Jamie Loeb played in the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Her draw put her up against Caroline Wozniacki, the No. 4 seed in the tournament and the fifth-ranked player in the world. The match took place in Arthur Ashe Stadium, with Wozniacki claiming the 6-2 6-0 win. Even with a loss, it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for New York native Loeb. (Daily Tar Heel)
Despite loss, a dream come true for Jamie LoebWith Yankees legend Derek Jeter and many of Jamie Loeb's family and friends cheering her on, No. 5 seed Caroline Wozniacki dispatched Loeb, 6-2, 6-0 in 67 minutes under the midday New York heat on the Arthur Ashe Stadium Court. "It obviously wasn't the result I wanted, but I definitely enjoyed myself and I know that I can compete at this level," said Loeb. (Durham Herald-Sun)
UNC's Loeb takes big stage at U.S. OpenJamie Loeb, who won the NCAA championship for North Carolina, will make her pro debut on the big stage at the U.S. Open in Arthur Ashe Stadium at 1 p.m. Tuesday (ESPN) when she takes on No. 4 seed Caroline Wozniacki, last year's runner up to Serena Williams. "(I'm) feeling good, had a good couple practices today and (I'm) glad to be here," Loeb said. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Loeb Draws Wozniacki At U.S. Open2015 NCAA singles champion Jamie Loeb will face 4th-seed Caroline Wozniacki in her professional debut at the U.S. Open next week. The newest player on the women’s tour after deciding to forgo her final two seasons at UNC earlier this month, Loeb, at age 20, will face one of the most accomplished players in the world in Wozniacki, a former World No. 1 on the WTA Tour. (GoHeels.com)
Jamie Loeb, 20, ready to take stage at U.S. OpenThe newest player on the women’s pro tour favors an inside-out forehand, has an NCAA title on her resume and is trying to grasp the concept of what is about to happen. Jamie Loeb, star pupil at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy on Randall’s Island, is days away from playing in the main draw of the U.S. Open for the first time. (New York Daily News)
Jamie Loeb Gains Entry Into 2015 US OpenThe USTA announced Tuesday that 2015 NCAA singles champion Jamie Loeb will play in the US Open later this month in her home state of New York. The Ossining, N.Y., native received entry by virtue of a wild card she earned by winning the NCAA title back in May. Loeb, 20, has gone 84-9 and was named ACC Player of the Year twice in her two collegiate seasons at UNC. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Sports Year in Review: No. 9-1010. UNC Zaps Georgia Tech: UNC’s most impressive win of the 2014 football season was also its most thrilling. The Tar Heels battled Georgia Tech neck-and-neck for the duration of the mid-October contest. Though UNC took a 35-24 lead into the fourth quarter, Georgia Tech stormed back and eventually went ahead 43-42 with just more than three minutes on the clock. (Carolina Blue)
339 Tar Heels Earn ACC Academic Honor Roll SpotsA total of 339 North Carolina student-athletes have earned spots on the 2014-15 ACC Honor Roll, announced Wednesday. The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 4,143 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom. (GoHeels.com)
Caroline Price, Joey Sankey Win Patterson MedalsCaroline Price, the Most Outstanding Player at the ITA National Indoor Tennis Championships, and Joey Sankey, UNC’s all-time leading scorer in men’s lacrosse, are the recipients of the 2014-15 Patterson Medals, the most prestigious athletic honor awarded at UNC. Price is the first women’s tennis player to win the Patterson Medal. Sankey is the second men’s lacrosse recipient. (GoHeels.com)
A look at incoming UNC athletesFrom Chesterfield, Va., Kenny Williams is one of two incoming freshman for the North Carolina basketball team and looks ready to make an impact during the 2015-16 season. Ranked 84th in ESPN’s top 100 recruits for 2015, Williams will look to help the Tar Heels in a facet of the game they struggled with last season: 3-point shooting. (Daily Tar Heel)
Best Games Of 2014-15: No. 20-No. 1617: No. 19 Carolina 71, No. 3 Virginia 67 (ACC Tournament) - Men's Basketball, March 14, 2015: The Tar Heels put together perhaps their best performance of the year in a wire-to-wire win over defending ACC champion Virginia, 71-67, in the ACC Tournament semifinals in Greensboro. Carolina shot a sizzling 55 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3 against the stout UVa defense. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Finishes 5th in Learfield Sports Directors' CupAfter finishing out of the top ten last season when UNC failed to win a title conference or national, the Tar Heel athletic program has rebounded for a 5th place finish in the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup. UNC's fifth place finish is an ACC best with Virginia and its league first three NCAA titles in one season just behind the Heels in 6th. (Tar Heel Blog)
Jamie Loeb’s championship win caps historic season for UNC women's tennis“Successful.” This was the word used by North Carolina women’s tennis sophomore Jamie Loeb to describe the 2014-15 season after she played her way to the top of the collegiate tennis realm in the NCAA Women’s Singles Championships in Waco, Texas. Loeb was seeded seventh in the tournament, but that did not stop her from becoming number one. (Daily Tar Heel)
Tar Heels Post Outstanding Academic Progress RatesSeventeen UNC varsity athletic teams posted a four-year Academic Progress Rate of 980 or higher and four other teams were within four points of that score, according to figures released today by the NCAA. Overall, UNC’s 28 teams averaged 981, three points above the national average. The Tar Heels had six programs that scored a perfect 1000 and another five that scored 990 or higher. (GoHeels.com)