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A Championship Legacy For UNC Women's Athletics

Of UNC's 52 team national championships, 37 have been won by the women's programs. Female student-athletes have also won 31 of the Tar Heels' 57 individual national titles. Ask any of the head coaches of those programs what it takes to build such a tradition and they'll say hardworking student-athletes with great character. But there are other factors, too. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Tennis Season By The Numbers

1 – UNC earned its first-ever No. 1 ranking in the USTA College Tennis Top 25 poll, released on February 5 after wins over No. 19 Illinois and No. 13 South Carolina; 2 – The Tar Heels were ranked No. 2 in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association in the last poll before the season was suspended and should retain that ranking in the final poll. (GoHeels.com)

UNC women's tennis seniors await eligibility decision for another chance at NCAA title

UNC Women's Tennis had been unstoppable in 2020. Led by three seniors, the No. 1 Tar Heels won the ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championship and defeated five of the top ten teams in the country in their pursuit of a perfect season. Despite thriving against all competition, UNC's season came to a halt when the COVID-19 pandemic set in. (Daily Tar Heel)

By The Numbers: UNC Women's Tennis 2019-20 Season

0 - UNC will finish with zero losses in a season for the first time, going a perfect 18-0 during the 2019-20 season. 1 - North Carolina was ranked No. 1 five times during the season and should maintain its No. 1 standing when the final rankings are released by the ITA. 4 - UNC won its fourth ITA National Team Indoor Championship with a 4-0 defeat of UCLA. (GoHeels.com)

ACC Cancels All Athletic Activities Through End of 2019-20 Academic Year

Following further consultation with the league’s member institutions, and after previously suspending all athletic activities indefinitely, the ACC is canceling all athletic related activities including all competition and practice through the end of the 2019-20 academic year. The unanimous decision was made to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19. (The ACC)

Report: NCAA to grant additional year of eligibility after coronavirus

After the cancellation of NCAA Tournaments and all winter and spring championships, athletes were left with seasons and careers cut short. Due to the unprecedented nature of coronavirus cancellations, many clamored for athletes to retain their year of eligibility. According to basketball analyst Jeff Goodman, the NCAA is on their way to that possibility. (247 Sports)

UNC, ACC Suspend All Athletic Related Activities

UNC Athletics will immediately suspend athletic-related activities, including all competition, practice, recruiting, and participation in NCAA championships until further notice in accordance with the ACC's decision Thursday. "There is so much uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and things are changing so quickly nationally, that the ACC's decision is appropriate at this time." (GoHeels.com)

Benjamin Sigouin Named ACC Men’s Tennis Co-Player of the Week

North Carolina junior Benjamin Sigouin was named the ACC Men’s Tennis Co-Player of the Week on Tuesday. Sigouin beat No. 92 ranked Tadas Babelis last Thursday, as he helped the No. 2 ranked Tar Heels to a 4-0 shutout victory over No. 7 NC State in Raleigh. This is the second time this season Sigouin has earned the ACC Player of the Week award. (Chapelboro.com)

No. 1 UNC Women's Tennis Rallies For 6-1 Win At No. 14 Wake Forest

The No. 1 North Carolina women's tennis team found itself trailing for the time this season, but rallied by winning all six singles matches to secure a 6-1 victory at No. 14 Wake Forest on Sunday. North Carolina improves to 18-0 overall and 6-0 against the Atlantic Coast Conference. UNC return to the courts against Boston College on Saturday, March 21. (GoHeels.com)

No. 1 UNC Women's Tennis Takes Out No. 8 Georgia Tech, 6-1

North Carolina played one of its most complete matches of the season on Friday against visiting Georgia Tech. The top-ranked Tar Heels won all six first sets in singles play and went on to win 6-1 over the eighth ranked Yellow Jackets at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. The win lifts Carolina to 17-0 on the season and remains atop the ACC standings at 5-0. (GoHeels.com)
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