Avery Trendel

Stanford Eliminates UNC Women’s Tennis, Tar Heels Fall Just Short of Final Four

With a spot in the Final Four on the line Sunday afternoon, the No. 2 UNC women’s tennis team came up just short against the defending national champion Stanford Cardinal. Ranked No. 7 entering the NCAA Tournament, Stanford managed to pull out a 4-2 team win over the Tar Heels at the Lindsey Hopkins Indoor Courts in Athens, Georgia–in a match which took over four hours to complete. UNC finishes the year with a record of 33-3–a school record for wins in a single season. Things went south on Sunday, however, when the Tar Heels failed to pick up the...

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UNC Earns No. 2 Seed in ACC Tournament, Paired With NC State and Boston College

The pairings and schedule for the 2017 ACC Baseball Tournament were released Sunday morning, with UNC earning the No. 2 seed. Despite winning the ACC Coastal Division, the third-ranked Tar Heels (44-11, 23-7 ACC) finished a half-game behind the top-seeded Louisville Cardinals (46-9, 23-6 ACC) –who won the Atlantic Division–in the overall conference standings. Louisville will also be playing in its home city at Louisville Slugger Ballpark, which is a direct result of the league’s decision to move the tournament out of Durham in the wake of HB2. The event is comprised of 12 teams split into four different...

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Tar Heels Shock No. 1 Wake Forest to Advance to First Ever NCAA Men’s Tennis Final Four

As the clock struck midnight to enter into the wee hours of Sunday morning, Blaine Boyden watched as his shot sailed past Wake Forest’s Alan Gadijev–and lifted the UNC men’s tennis team to its first ever NCAA Final Four. The sophomore put the finishing touches on a 4-2 upset victory for the ninth-seeded Tar Heels against a Demon Deacon team ranked first in the country. It was a thrilling finish to a match that lasted over eight hours at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia–thanks to a nearly five-hour rain delay. UNC led 2-0 in the team...

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Diamond Heels Hold Off Duke in Season Finale, Clinch 10th Straight ACC Series Win

The third-ranked UNC baseball team used an early offensive outburst on Saturday to ensure it would end its regular season in the only way that would make sense for this year’s fantastic Tar Heel team–with a win. Scoring at least once in each of the first five innings at Boshamer Stadium, UNC opened up a 7-1 lead over the rival Duke Blue Devils before holding on down the stretch for a 9-7 victory. Junior centerfielder Brian Miller went 4-for-5 with an RBI at the plate for the Tar Heels, while Brandon Riley and Ashton McGee led the way with...

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Navy Stuns UNC Women’s Lacrosse, Eliminates Tar Heels in NCAA Quarterfinals

All season long, the UNC women’s lacrosse team has played like it’s hell bent on repeating as national champions–often blowing out inferior squads with reckless abandon. Saturday afternoon, the Navy Midshipmen put a shocking end to the Tar Heels’ incredible season–using a 6-1 run over the final 16 minutes to win by a score of 16-14 in the final game at the old Fetzer Field. UNC (17-3) trailed for much of the first half, but scored five straight goals early in the second half to claim a 13-10 lead. From there, however, the Midshipmen (18-4) reasserted their will–putting together...

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UNC Women’s Tennis Sweeps Past Duke, Into NCAA Quarterfinals

As a passionate rivalry found its way into the NCAA Women’s Tennis Tournament on Friday, the second-ranked Tar Heels made quick work of the No. 15 seed Duke Blue Devils at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia. Led by senior star Hayley Carter, UNC (33-2) laid a clean sweep on the Blue Devils–on the way to a 4-0 victory and a berth in the NCAA Quarterfinals. Although Duke (22-6) won the doubles point when the two teams played in the regular season, the Tar Heels made it look easy on Friday. UNC’s Sara Daavettila and Makenna Jones–a...

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Lynn’s Walk-Off Single Propels UNC Baseball Past Duke, Tar Heels Even Series

Fans at Boshamer Stadium were treated to some extra baseball on Friday night, as the third-ranked Tar Heels needed 10 innings to get the job done against the rival Duke Blue Devils. A walk-off single from senior outfielder Tyler Lynn gave UNC a 3-2 victory in the extra frame, which helped head coach Mike Fox and company avoid their first ACC series loss of the season. The win also helped the Tar Heels (43-11, 22-7 ACC) match a school record for most conference victories in a single season. Lynn’s bases-loaded infield single was his second walk-off hit this season...

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UNC Men’s Tennis Moves Past No. 8 California, Onto NCAA Quarterfinals

After a hard-fought victory over the No. 8 seed California Golden Bears on Thursday night, the ninth-seeded UNC men’s tennis team will now make its fourth straight appearance in the NCAA Quarterfinals. The Tar Heels defeated the Golden Bears by a team score of 4-1 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia–earning a date with top-seeded Wake Forest on Saturday for a shot at the Final Four. UNC improved to 27-4 on the season, leaving the Tar Heels just one victory shy of last season’s school record. The doubles point came down to a tiebreaker on Thursday,...

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Duke Pulls Off Series-Opening Upset Over No. 3 UNC Baseball

For the first time all season long, the third-ranked UNC baseball team dropped a series opener against ACC competition. To make matters worse, the loss came at the hands of the rival Duke Blue Devils–who held the Tar Heels to a season-low three hits in Thursday’s 8-4 win at Boshamer Stadium. UNC (42-11, 21-7 ACC) scored all four of its runs in the fourth inning, on the strength of four walks and a wild pitch by Duke starter Mitch Stallings. The Tar Heels received an RBI single from Brandon Riley and a sacrifice fly from Cody Roberts–while scoring their...

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UNC Men’s Golf Stages Late Rally to Qualify for First NCAA Championship Since 2007

Entering the third, and final, round of Wednesday’s NCAA Stanford Regional, the UNC men’s golf team found itself in eighth place–six strokes behind the top five, which are the teams invited to the NCAA Championship tournament. Led by a three-under par 67 from freshman Austin Hitt–as well as 69’s from Jose Montaño and Ben Griffin–the Tar Heels surged back from the dead to claim their first NCAA Championship appearance since 2007. UNC played the first round at eight-over-par, but rallied to become one of just three teams to play the second and third rounds under par. As a result,...

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