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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. (

William Blumberg Battles Way Into NCAA Men’s Singles Tournament Round of 16

Looking to build on his performance as NCAA runner-up a year ago, UNC sophomore moved one step closer to his goal on Thursday morning in Winston-Salem–knocking off Tennessee Tech’s Eduardo Mena 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 to advance to the NCAA Men’s Singles Tournament Round of 16. It was Blumberg’s first three-set match of the young tournament. (

For William Blumberg, It's All About The 'WE'

North Carolina's could be in Paris attempting to qualify for the French Open. But instead, he's here, sitting at a table inside the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center on Monday, answering questions about his past and present and future before leaving for Winston-Salem to compete in the NCAA Men's Tennis Singles and Doubles Championships. (

No. 2 Overall Seed Makenna Jones Wins Three-Set Thriller in NCAA Singles Tournament First Round

She needed three sets to do it, but UNC sophomore Makenna Jones–the nation’s No. 2 ranked player–defeated No. 35 Gabby Smith of USC 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 on Wednesday in the First Round of the women’s tennis NCAA Singles Tournament in Winston-Salem. Jones recovered nicely after a poor first set, as she extended her winning streak to 18 straight matches. (

William Blumberg Cruises Into Second Round of NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles Tournament

The first round of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Singles Tournament played itself out on Wednesday in Winston-Salem, with UNC’s –the No. 2 overall seed–advancing past San Diego’s August Holmgren with a 6-4, 6-4 victory. Blumberg is looking to build on his spectacular performance last year, when he advanced to the finals as a freshman. (

No. 7 UNC Men's Tennis Falls to No. 10 USC in NCAA Tournament Round of 16

The No. 7 seed North Carolina men’s tennis team had its season ended just a bit ahead of schedule in Friday’s NCAA Tournament Round of 16 match–as the Tar Heels were defeated 4-2 in Winston-Salem by the No. 10 USC Trojans. UNC finishes the season with a team record of 24-6, and missed the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time in five years. (

North Carolina Women's Tennis Falls To Stanford, 4-1

No. 2 seed North Carolina was upended 4-1 to 15th seed Stanford on Thursday in the NCAA Women's Tennis Championship from Wake Forest Tennis Complex. North Carolina, the No. 1 ranked team in the nation, finishes its season 28-4. Stanford extends its winning streak to 17 matches and improves to 21-3. (

North Carolina Tops ACC Public Schools In APR Recognitions

The NCAA has honored 10 UNC athletic programs for ranking among the top 10 percent nationally in Academic Progress Rates. The teams being honored include men's basketball, men's cross country, women's fencing, men's golf, gymnastics, women's lacrosse, men's soccer, men's tennis, women's tennis and volleyball. All 10 teams scored a perfect 1000 in the APR from 2013-14 to 2016-17. (

UNC Men's Tennis Breezes Past Tennessee In NCAA Tournament Second Round

The UNC men’s tennis team–seeded No. 7 overall in this year’s NCAA Tournament–advanced to the Round of 16 on Sunday morning after dominating the Tennessee Volunteers 4-0 at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center in Chapel Hill. In a match that was started two hours earlier due to high temperatures, the Tar Heels were forced to battle for the doubles point. (

UNC Women's Tennis Shuts Out Mississippi State In NCAA 2nd Round

No. 2 seed North Carolina delivered another clutch performance in the NCAA Women's Tennis Championship on Saturday with a 4-0 shutout of Mississippi State in a second round match at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. Carolina (28-3) advances to the NCAA Championship Round of 16 for the ninth-straight season, and will compete Thursday in Winston-Salem. (

No. 6 UNC Men's Tennis Blanks Campbell, 4-0, To Open NCAA Tournament

The North Carolina men's tennis team opened NCAA Tournament play Saturday with a 4-0 first-round win over Campbell. On their home courts at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center, the sixth-ranked Tar Heels fought their way to the doubles point then breezed through three singles matches to clinch the shutout. UNC hosts Tennessee Sunday at 10 a.m. in the second round. (

UNC Women's Tennis Shuts Out Morgan State In NCAA First Round

No. 2 seed North Carolina picked up a 4-0 victory over Morgan State in the first round of the NCAA Team Championship at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center on Friday. Top ranked UNC won the doubles point and never looked back in topping the Lady Bears, champions of the MEAC. Marika Akkerman, Jessie Aney and Chloe Ouellet-Pizer earned straight-set victories. (

All hard work and smiles: Jessie Aney plays tennis a different kind of way

“I’m competitive and I want to win.” UNC women's tennis standout Jessie Aney says. “Does your opponent want to see you chucking your racket into the back fence, or does your opponent want to see you looking like you’re in a good mood and loving life?” Her coach, Brian Kalbas, says it’s her greatest weapon and greatest weakness. She never gets rattled. (Daily Tar Heel)

Donna Andrews, Scott Bankhead, Laura DuPont Enter N.C. Sports Hall Of Fame

The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame added 15 new members Friday. This year's class included three former North Carolina student-athletes. played for the women's golf team from 1986-89, played for the baseball team from 1982-84, and Laura DuPont played for the women's basketball and tennis teams from 1967-1970. (

Video: RAMMYS 2018 - Finesse

Watch Tar Heel athletes from all UNC sports find their inner Bruno Mars in their rendition of his hit "Finesse" in a video shown during North Carolina's 2018 RAMMY Awards presented last week in Chapel Hill. Read More...
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