UNC Tennis

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Former UNC tennis great Hayley Carter transitions from competition to college coaching

Vanderbilt women’s tennis coach Aleke Tsoubanos announced Tuesday the addition of as assistant coach. Carter, one of the most decorated student-athletes in college tennis history, steps away from professional tennis to join the Commodores. The winningest player in ACC women’s tennis history, Carter was a 7-time All-American at UNC. (Vanderbilt Athletics)

Sara Daavettila, Chris Gray Earn Academic All-District Honors

Two UNC academic and athletic standouts have earned 2020-21 Academic All-District honors, as announced by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America. of women's tennis and Chris Gray of men's lacrosse were named to District 3 teams, which include student-athletes from schools in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Men's Tennis Honored By ITA For Outstanding Academics

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association released its 2021 Men's Academic Awards on Monday, and nine members of UNC's team earned Scholar-Athlete honors. Brian Cernoch, Mark Dillon, Rinky Hijikata, Peter Murphy, Adam Neff, Josh Peck, Simon Soendergaard, Anuj Watane, and Logan Zapp all were named 2020-21 Division I Men Scholar-Athletes. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Finishes No. 4 In Director's Cup National Rankings

A third straight NCAA field hockey championship and seven other top-10 finishes in NCAA post-season competition led UNC to fourth place in the 2020-21 Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup. The Tar Heels' fourth-place finish is the 22nd time UNC has placed in the top 10 and marks the 19th time UNC has the highest finish among ACC schools. (GoHeels.com)

Five Tar Heels Named To ACC Women's Tennis All-Academic Team

ACC Champion North Carolina placed a league best five players on the All-ACC Women's Tennis Academic Team, announced Tuesday. earns her third career placement, while lands on the team for the second time. Junior , sophomore Elizabeth Scotty and freshman Fiona Crawley were named for the first time. (GoHeels.com)

Sara Daavettila, William Blumberg Named To USTA Collegiate Summer Team

North Carolina tennis standouts and are among 10 top American college players named to the 2021 USTA Collegiate Summer Team, the training program designed to help America's premier college players assimilate to professional tennis via the USTA Pro Circuit. Blumberg is the only 10-time ITA All-America in history. (GoHeels.com)

Brian Cernoch, Rinky Hijikata Named Men's Tennis Academic All-ACC

North Carolina junior Brian Cernoch and sophomore Rinky Hijikata both earned 2021 Academic All-ACC Team honors, the ACC announced on Tuesday. Cernoch earns the honor for the second time. Minimum requirements for selection are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one's academic career. (GoHeels.com)

William Blumberg Wins Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award

North Carolina senior has won the 2021 ITA Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced Monday. The ITA Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award honors a men's student-athlete who displays sportsmanship, character, excellent academics and has had outstanding playing accomplishments. (GoHeels.com)

Four Tar Heels Earn Regional Women's Tennis Awards

The North Carolina women's tennis program received four Carolina Regional Awards from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Brian Kalbas was named the Wilson ITA Coach of the Year, Tyler Thomson the ITA Assistant Coach of the Year, Fiona Crawley the ITA Rookie of the Year and is the ITA Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award honoree. (GoHeels.com)

Sara Daavettila Wins Honda Sport Award For Tennis

North Carolina fifth-year senior was named the Honda Sport Award winner for Tennis on Thursday. With a career record of 149-35, she is second in UNC history with 149 career singles victories and the only player in Tar Heel history and just the fourth from an ACC program to reach the NCAA Singles Quarterfinals on three occasions. (GoHeels.com)
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