After seeing their men’s counterparts punch their tickets to the Sweet 16 on Saturday, the UNC women’s tennis team followed up by doing the same thing on Sunday.
Senior standout Hayley Carter clinched a 4-1 victory for the Tar Heels over Ole Miss in the NCAA Second Round, by scoring the deciding point in singles competition in her final match at home in the Cone Kenfield Tennis Center.
The win comes a day after UNC–the tournament’s No. 2 overall seed–knocked off Furman by a score of 4-0 in the NCAA First Round.
Sara Daavettila and Makenna Jones won a tiebreaker to help clinch the doubles point for the Tar Heels (32-2), who set a new program record for dual-match wins in a single season.
Daavettila came up short in her bid for a victory in the singles portion of the match, but Carter would recover from a first-set loss to send UNC on to the Sweet 16.
UNC also got singles wins from Chloe Oullet-Pizer (6-3, 6-2) and Jessie Aney (6-3, 6-2).
It was the 166th career singles win for Carter, who continues to extend her all-time ACC record.
The Tar Heels will now move on to Athens, Georgia for their next match, which just so happens to be against the rival Duke Blue Devils on Friday, May 19 at 9 a.m.