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Hayley Carter Seeded 10th At French Open Doubles Draw

Former UNC women's tennis standout is seeded 10th in the doubles draw at the French Open. Playing with Luisa Stefani at Roland-Garros in Paris, the tandem are making their third Grand Slam appearance in 2020 after competing at the Australian Open and US Open. Carter and Stefani will begin play in the Round of 64 scheduled for Wednesday. (

UNC Student-Athlete Advisory Council creates voter registration initiative

Despite the uncertainty concerning many details of their upcoming sports seasons, UNC athletes are still finding a way to make their mark. This fall, an athlete-led voter initiative is working toward 100 percent voter registration among eligible athletes on UNC's 28 varsity sports teams. The project is organizing a voter registration drive. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC athletes had a Saturday march on Franklin Street

, the director of basketball operations for men’s basketball, said he learned of the march when texted the team’s group chat. May said he stayed off to the side, but wanted to show support with his presence. “I thought it was super powerful that that many young people get together at the spur of the moment for something that is bigger than them,” May said. (Charlotte Observer)

Tar Heels Gain From ACC Summer Development Program

Eleven Tar Heels participated in the ACC's Professional Development Academy over the summer, gaining valuable experience during a time when many plans were derailed by COVID-19. The six-week virtual program gave each participant the opportunity to forge new connections, learn from a range of speakers, and develop personal and career goals. (

Podcast: Interview with Sara Daavettila, 2019 ITA Fall National Champion and 5x All-American

2019 ITA Fall National Champion and 5x All-American Sara Daavettila of North Carolina joins the show to discuss her Tar Heels’ 2020 women's tennis season, the secrets behind the UNC program’s success, how she decided whether to come back to school for another season, the differences between pro and college tennis, and so much more. (Apple Podcasts)

Marissa Creatore, William Blumberg Win 2019-20 Patterson Medals

Eight-time tennis All-America and field hockey forward Marissa Creatore, who captained the undefeated national champions in 2018 and 2019, are the recipients of the Patterson Medals for 2019-20. The Patterson Medal is based primarily on career athletic accomplishments. Recipients must have played at least three seasons at UNC. (

UNC Men's Tennis, Six Tar Heels Receive ITA Academic Honors

The 2019-20 UNC men's tennis program has been honored as an ITA All-Academic Team, while six Tar Heel players earned ITA Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2019-20 season. and Simon Soendergaard led Carolina on the ITA Scholar-Athlete team and were joined by Benjamin Sigouin, Brian Cernoch, Mark Dillon, and Rinky Hijikata. (

On Title IX anniversary, NCAA title is the aim for UNC women's tennis

For the 2020-21 college tennis season, the North Carolina women will have 11 student-athletes on scholarship instead of eight due to the NCAA’s fifth-year exception for spring-sport athletes in response to the shortened season caused by COVID-19. For the Tar Heels, all three of their seniors—Alexa Graham, Sara Daavettila, and Makenna Jones—will be back. (USTA)

270 UNC Students Honored As Tar Heel Scholar-Athletes

The University of North Carolina has honored 270 student-athletes as Tar Heel Scholar-Athletes in recognition of their academic performance during the 2019 spring and fall semesters. The award goes to those who earned a grade point average of 3.2 or better over the spring and fall semesters. Here is the list of the student-athletes who earned recognition. (

Video: Carolina Insider Live! May 28, 2020

Dre' Bly and tell Adam Lucas and Jones Angell how playing for and got them interested in coaching and why UNC is the perfect place for this step in their careers. Also, an honor for men's tennis player William Blumberg, reminiscing from Vince Carter, and Jones challenges a Tar Heel track coaches world record. Read More...
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