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Program Record Five All-Americans For UNC Women's Tennis

North Carolina women's tennis boasts a program record five players on the 2018 ITA All-America list. Sophomore Makenna Jones earned her first ever All-America honor in singles by virtue of her No. 2 seed in the NCAA Singles Championship. The Greenville, South Carolina, native finished her season 35-5 overall and ranked the No. 4 player in the ITA rankings. (

Makenna Jones Among Four Finalists for Honda Sports Award

UNC sophomore Makenna Jones was selected Monday as one of four finalists for this year’s Honda Sports Award in women’s tennis. Jones reached as high as No. 2 in the overall singles rankings this season. Jones ended the season with a 14-0 singles record against ACC competition, becoming the second Tar Heel in school history to accomplish the feat. (

UNC Men's Tennis Finishes Season Ranked No. 6 in Nation

North Carolina is ranked No. 6 in the final ITA Men's Tennis national poll of the season. Additionally, senior Robert Kelly and sophomore finished the year with All-America honors. It marks the third year in a row and the fourth time in the past five years the Tar Heels have been ranked among the nation's top seven teams at the end of the season. (

UNC Strength & Conditioning Announces Annual Awards For Olympic Sports

The UNC Strength and Conditioning staff has announced team awards for 2017-18. Honorees from each of UNC's Olympic sports teams have been selected based on performance during in-season and out-of-season programs. The top award for each team is the Iron Ram Award, which goes to the student-athlete with the best overall performance during the year. (

UNC Women’s Tennis Ends Season Ranked No. 3

Despite falling in the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 to eventual national champion Stanford, the UNC women’s tennis team ended the year ranked No. 3 in the final Oracle/ITA rankings. UNC posted a 28-4 record and took home the ITA National Indoor Championship earlier in the year. UNC finishes in the top five for the sixth consecutive season. (

Cinderella Run Ends in NCAA Women’s Doubles Tournament Semifinals for Sara Daavettila, Alle Sanford

Riding a tidal wave of momentum entering Sunday’s NCAA Women’s Tennis Doubles Tournament Semifinals in Winston-Salem, the UNC duo of Sara Daavettila and Alle Sanford saw their Cinderella run come to an end against LSU’s Jessica Golovin and Eden Richardson. As a result of reaching the quarterfinals, Daavettila and Sanford had already earned All-American status. (

NCAA Men’s Singles Tournament: Blumberg Stunned by Wake Forest’s Borna Gojo in Quarterfinals

Prior to falling in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Doubles Tournament on Saturday evening alongside teammate Robert Kelly, UNC sophomore sensation suffered a crushing three-set loss to Wake Forest’s Borna Gojo in the NCAA Singles Tournament Quarterfinals. Prior to the loss, Blumberg was 2-0 against Gojo. (

William Blumberg, Robert Kelly Ousted in NCAA Men’s Doubles Tournament Quarterfinals

The No. 2 overall seeded pairing in this year’s NCAA Men’s Tennis Doubles Tournament–UNC’s and Robert Kelly–were sent packing Saturday evening in Winston-Salem as they were upset by UCLA’s Austin Rapp and Keegan Smith (7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (4)) in the tournament quarterfinals. It was a shocking end to the season for Blumberg and Kelly. (

Tar Heel Doubles Tandem Tops No. 1 Seed, Reaches NCAA Semifinals

North Carolina's Sara Daavettila and Alle Sanford continued their improbable run at the NCAA Doubles Championship on Saturday with a win over the top seed to reach the semifinals at Wake Forest University. The Carolina duo, ranked No. 33 nationally, upended the No. 1 ranked team of Paige Hourigan and Kenya Jones of Georgia Tech in three sets, 6-4, 1-6, 10-7. (

Robert Kelly, William Blumberg Make NCAA Men’s Doubles Quarterfinals For Second Straight Year

Just hours after advancing to the NCAA Singles Tournament Quarterfinals on Friday morning in Winston-Salem, UNC sophomore pulled the trick again–as he and teammate Robert Kelly punched their ticked to the NCAA Doubles Tournament Quarterfinals.The duo defeated South Carolina’s tandem of Yancy Dennis and Gabriel Friedrich. (

NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles Tournament: William Blumberg Punches Ticket to Quarterfinals

Three wins down, with three more to go for UNC sophomore –who defeated Vanderbilt’s Cameron Klinger in straight sets (6-4, 6-1) on Friday in Winston-Salem to advance to the NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles Tournament Quarterfinals. Blumberg fought hard to win the first set, before winning five consecutive games to close out the second set and the match. (

Sara Daavettila, Alle Sanford Pull Off Second Straight NCAA Tournament Doubles Upset

Despite only earning a spot in the NCAA Women’s Tennis Doubles Tournament when another team was a late scratch, the UNC tandem of Sara Daavettila and Alle Sanford have every intention of making their presence known. After winning their first round match Thursday, the pair cruised past Georgia’s Mariana Gould and Katarina Jokic on Friday in straight sets. (
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