UNC Women’s Tennis Wins ACC Championship

The UNC women’s tennis team won the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship on Sunday.

The No. 2 Tar Heels went undefeated through the regular season conference slate and entered the tournament in Cary as the top seed. But Carolina faced tough competition with victories over No 28 Wake Forest and No. 16 Virginia before meeting seventh-ranked Miami in the finals.

UNC won the doubles point for an early lead, but Miami came back to tie it up at one. The match was tied at 2-2 when UNC finished off two singles wins for the 4-2 overall victory.

This was the first ACC for the women’s tennis team since 2011 and the seventh conference crown in program history.


Hayley Carter Named ACC Player Of The Year

For the third time in three years, Hayley Carter has been named an All-ACC women’s tennis player.

But this year she took home a bigger prize, also being named the ACC Player of the Year.

The junior has been the number one ranked player according to the ITA since March 8 and has a 40-4 singles record.

This is the third consecutive year a Tar Heel has been named the ACC’s top player, with Jamie Loeb taking in the previous two seasons.

Carter’s doubles partner, Whitney Kay, also made first team All-ACC. It was the senior’s first time receiving the honor.

Freshman Jessie Aney was the final Tar Heel on the list, making third team All-ACC.


UNC Women’s Tennis Finish Second Straight Undefeated ACC Season

The UNC women’s tennis team finished off an undefeated conference season on Sunday with a win over No. 16 Georgia Tech.

The second-ranked Tar Heels knocked off the host Yellow Jackets by a 4-3 margin.

This is the second consecutive year that UNC finished the Atlantic Coast Conference schedule undefeated.

Georgia Tech jumped out to an early 2-0 lead before North Carolina clawed back to even the match at 2-2. The match eventually went to 3-3 with UNC senior Ashley Dai down a set. Dai mounted 6-3 and 6-2 victories to take the final two sets and claim her match and the overall victory for the Tar Heels.

UNC now goes into the ACC Championships at the Cary Tennis Center as the number one seed for the fourth consecutive year. UNC will receive a double bye and play in the quarterfinals at 10 o’clock Friday morning.

Meanwhile, the UNC men’s tennis team finished off the regular season schedule with a dominating 6-1 win at Duke on Sunday.

The fifth-ranked Tar Heels finished the regular season with a 24-3 record and a 9-3 mark in conference play.

UNC will go into the ACC Championships as the No. 4 seed, meaning the Tar Heels will receive a double bye and will begin tournament play at four o’clock Friday afternoon.


UNC Women’s Tennis Remains Undefeated in ACC Play

The North Carolina women’s tennis team is still undefeated in conference play after a pair of victories over the weekend.

The No. 2 Tar Heels improved to 12-0 on the season in Atlantic Coast Conference play with victories over Virginia Tech and Boston College.

UNC began the weekend with a trip to Blacksburg to take on the No. 30 Virginia Tech Hokies. Carolina and Va Tech were locked in a 3-3 tie and the deciding point came down to the match between UNC freshman Chloe Ouellet-Pizer and Virginia Tech senior Kelly Williford.

Williford won the opening set in a tiebreaker, but the Tar Heel rookie came back to capture the next two sets and, ultimately, another Carolina victory.

UNC finished out the weekend with a 6-1 win over Boston College on Sunday. The match marked Senior Day for UNC’s Ashley Dai, Whitney kay and Kate Vialle.

Carolina has two road matches between them and an undefeated conference season with a match at Clemson on Friday afternoon and Georgia Tech on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the North Carolina men’s tennis team entered play on Friday at No. 55 Notre Dame as the top-ranked team in the country, but Tar Heels fell behind the Fighting Irish 3-0 and were unable to come back.

The Tar Heels rallied for a 6-1 victory on the road over Boston College on Sunday afternoon to move UNC to 22-4 overall and 7-3 in conference play.

Carolina will play in its final home regular season match on Friday hosting Georgia Tech for Senior Day before travelling to Durham to finish off the regular season against the rival Blue Devils on Sunday.


No. 2 UNC Women’s Tennis Knocks Off No. 37 NC State

The second-ranked North Carolina women’s tennis team knocked off the visiting No. 37 NC State Wolfpack on Wednesday afternoon 6-1.

On the strength of a win from the top-ranked doubles team in the country in Hayley Carter and Whitney Kay, the Tar Heels secured the doubles point.

UNC then won five singles matches in straight sets for the dominant victory.

UNC moved up to No. 2 in the national rankings earlier in the week.

The Tar Heels will continue a busy stretch of Atlantic Coast Conference play facing No. 30 Virginia Tech on Friday afternoon in Blacksburg before returning to Chapel Hill to host No. 55 Boston College on Sunday. The match against the Eagels will be Senior Day for UNC.


UNC Men’s and Women’s Tennis Rewarded for Strong Play

North Carolina men’s and women’s tennis teams have been honored throughout the week for their play after a strong weekend.

The No. 1 Tar Heels men’s team split a weekend in Atlantic Coast Conference play with a 4-3 win over No. 3 Virginia on Friday and a loss by the same score to sixth-ranked Wake Forest on Sunday.

Carolina junior Brayden Schnur was named ACC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week by the conference after an undefeated weekend. Schnur and doubles partner Jack Murray won doubles matches against Virginia and Wake. Schnur followed that up with singles victories over the defending NCAA singles champion Ryan Shane of Virginia, who is currently ranked eighth nationally, and No. 16 Skander Mansouri of Wake Forest.

UNC is on the road this weekend with a match at Notre Dame Friday, followed by a trip to Boston College on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the UNC women’s tennis team moved up to No. 2 in the updated rankings released on Tuesday.

Carolina is still undefeated in conference play and is back in the second spot nationally, where the Tar Heels sat throughout mid-February. UNC has only been ranked outside of the top five once throughout the season.

Hayley Carter remains the No. 1 singles player in the country and makes up half of the top-ranked doubles team with Whitney Kay.

The Tar Heels host No. 37 Wednesday afternoon and have a busy weekend with a trip to No. 30 Virginia Tech on Friday before rounding out the weekend on Sunday by hosting Boston College.


UNC Women’s Tennis Still Undefeated After Beating Duke

The third-ranked UNC women’s tennis team knocked off No. 10 Duke in Durham on Tuesday to remain undefeated in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

Duke evened the score at 1-1 by taking the first singles match after UNC claimed the doubles point.

The top-ranked singles player in the country Hayley Carter then quickly gave the Tar Heels the lead once again; a lead UNC would not relinquish.

Freshman Chloe Ouellet-Piezer clinched the match with her victory on the way to a 4-1 win for the Tar Heels.

The win moves UNC to 20-2 on the season and 8-0 in ACC play. Duke is now 6-2 in conference play.

UNC will host Louisville in its next match at 11 o’clock Saturday morning.


UNC Tennis Teams Have Undefeated Weekend

Both of North Carolina’s top-five tennis teams came away unscathed after a weekend of Atlantic Coast Conference play.

The top-ranked men’s team cruised to victories over visiting Clemson and No. 45 Virginia Tech.

No. 1 UNC made quick work of the Tigers on Friday afternoon on the way to a 6-1 victory.

Virginia Tech, meanwhile, defeated Duke 5-2 on Friday before making the trip from Durham to Chapel Hill to take on the Tar Heels on Sunday.

UNC improved to 20-1 on the season and 5-1 in ACC play with a 5-2 victory over the Hokies Sunday afternoon.

This marks the third consecutive season the Tar Heels have reached 20 wins.

Carolina will host Virginia at three o’clock Friday afternoon.

For the fourth-ranked UNC women’s team, the weekend meant a parallel matchup with the UNC men’s basketball team as both sets of Tar Heels squared off with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Before the UNC men’s hoops team knocked off Notre Dame to advance to the Final Four on Sunday, the Tar Heels women’s tennis team took care of the Fighting Irish on Saturday in Chapel Hill.

Carolina beat No. 42 Notre Dame 5-2 in dominating fashion.

The top-ranked doubles team in the country – Hayley Carter and Whitney Kay – continued their great play on the season as the Tar Heels secured the doubles point. Notre Dame did win two singles matches, but it was not enough as UNC moved to 19-2 overall and 7-0 in ACC play.

The Tar Heels will be back in action visiting Duke at three o’clock Tuesday afternoon.


No. 4 UNC Women’s Tennis Shuts Out Syracuse

The fourth-ranked UNC women’s tennis team got another shutout victory over an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent on Thursday afternoon.

The Tar Heels recorded the second-straight 7-0 shutout with No. 41 Syracuse serving as Thursday’s victim.

The doubles point quickly belonged to Carolina with wins from the pairings of senior Ashley Dai and freshman Chloe Ouellet-Pizer followed by the top-ranked doubles team in the country – Hayley Carter and Whitney Kay – knocking off the Syracuse counterpart.

The Tar Heels then cruised through the singles matches on the road to victory.

UNC will host No. 42 Notre Dame at 11 o’clock Saturday morning.


UNC Women’s Tennis Gets Two Wins In Puerto Rico

The UNC women’s tennis team won matches against Denison and Navy, both 7-0 victories.

The Tar Heels traveled to Puerto Rico over UNC’s spring break this week and in the process improved to 17-2 on the season.

Five different players recorded two singles victories.

Marika Akkerman, Chloe Ouellet-Pizer and Cassandra Vazquez were all part of two singles victories and two doubles victories.

Senior Katie Vialle led the way, dropping just one set in a singles victory and two doubles victories.

The Tar Heels will go on the road again as they travel to Syracuse for their next match March 24.