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Sara Daavettila Named UTR/ITA Player Of The Month

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced Tuesday that UNC's Sara Daavettila is the National Player of the Month for November. Daavettila won the singles title at the ITA National Fall Championship, posting a 6-0 singles record that included wins over five top-50 players. Two of her wins came against players ranked in the top 10. (

Alexa Graham, Team USA Defend Tennis Title With Win Over Britain

North Carolina senior Alexa Graham went undefeated throughout the 2019 Master'U BNP Paribas International Collegiate Team Competition in leading Team USA to another title with a 4-1 victory over Great Britain on Sunday. Graham defeated former LSU player Ella Taylor (6-2, 7-5) to run her record to a perfect 3-0 in singles during the three-day event. (

UNC Tennis Standout Alexa Graham Remains Unbeaten As Team USA Tops Ireland

Team USA and UNC senior Alexa Graham continued their winning ways with an exhilarating 6-1 semifinal win over Ireland at the 2019 Master'U BNP Paribas International Collegiate Team Competition. Graham began the day with an impressive straight set victory at No. 2 women's singles over former New Mexico player Ruth Copas, 6-0, 6-3. (

UNC Men's Tennis Season Preview

Coming off a heartbreaking loss to Wake Forest in the 2019 NCAA Tournament Semifinals, the Tar Heels will set out to reach the championship match in 2020. Coach Sam Paul retains nearly his entire squad from a year ago. The combination of talent and experience the Tar Heels possess could prove to be the formula for a National Title in Chapel Hill. (Cracked Racquets)

UNC's Women Are Winners

It's hard to imagine a week that might have turned out better for North Carolina's women's athletic teams than the one just concluded. In an eight-day span, from Sunday to Sunday, accomplishments in field hockey, soccer, tennis, and volleyball proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that UNC has one of the best women's athletics programs in the country. (

Sara Daavettila Wins ITA Fall Championship Singles Title

UNC's Sara Daavettila closed out her final fall tournament in style by winning the ITA Fall National Championship singles title on Sunday in Newport Beach. Daavettila, the No. 8 seed, defeated No. 6 seed Anna Turati from Texas, 7-6 (5), 6-1. The win wrapped up an impressive showing that saw her notch six victories in the event with five against top-50 players. (

Sara Daavettila Advances To ITA Fall Championship Singles Final

UNC senior Sara Daavettila will play for the Oracle ITA Fall National Championship singles title after defeating Miami's Estela Perez-Somarriba on Saturday in the semifinals. No. 8 seed Daavettila faces Texas standout Anna Turati, the No. 6 seed, in Sunday's final at 2 p.m. ET at Newport Beach Tennis Club. The match will air live on ESPN3. (

Alexa Graham to Compete at international Tennis Competition

UNC tennis standout Alexa Graham will represent Team USA at the BNP Paribas International Collegiate Team Competition in Grenoble, France, from Nov. 29-Dec. 1. Graham, who participated in the 2019 U.S. Pan American Games in Peru this past summer, is one of only three players in UNC women's tennis history to compete in this prestigious event. (

Tar Heel Athletes' Graduation Rates Continue To Climb

The percentages of Tar Heel student-athletes who earned their undergraduate degrees at the North Carolina improved again in several NCAA measures released today, including single-year and four-year cohorts in both the Graduation Success Rates and the Federal Graduation Rate. UNC's GSR for the incoming class of 2012-13 shot up to 93 percent. (

Alexa Graham Falls In ITA All-American Finals

UNC's Alexa Graham lost in the singles championship match on Sunday before a national televised audience on ESPNU at the ITA Women's All-American Championships. Graham, the third seed, sought to become just the second Tar Heel women's tennis player to win the Women's All-American singles title when she faced 12-seed Ashley Lahey of Pepperdine. (
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