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William Blumberg Named To ITA Collegiate All-Star Team

UNC's William Blumberg added another honor to an outstanding freshman season Wednesday when he was named to the 2017 ITA Collegiate All-Star Team. The 2017 ITA National Freshman of the Year and ACC Freshman of the Year, Blumberg became the first player in North Carolina history to reach the final of the NCAA singles tournament (

Former UNC Assistant Tennis Coach Sara O'Leary Named Head Women's Coach at Virginia

Sara Anundsen O’Leary has been named the head coach of the Virginia women’s tennis program. She comes to UVA after serving as the Davidson head coach the past three seasons. O’Leary was an assistant coach at UNC, her alma mater, from 2008 to 2014, helping the Tar Heels reach the NCAA Tournament each year, including its first national championship match before falling to UCLA in 2014. (NBC 29)

3 Tar Heels Named ITA All-Americans

The North Carolina women's tennis players - Jessie Aney, Hayley Carter and Sara Daavettila - were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Americans for the 2016-17 season on Thursday. Carter locked up All-America honors in both singles and doubles, while Aney grabbed a spot on the doubles team and Daavettila earned her way onto the singles team. (

Hayley Carter Repeats As Academic All-America

UNC's Hayley Carter has repeated as a First Team Academic All-America, announced Thursday. By virtue of her stellar 3.93 grade-point-average as an economics major, Carter joins Eric Montross (men's basketball) and Laura Gerraughty (track & field) as the only Tar Heel student-athletes to ever earn multiple Academic All-America and multiple All-America honors. (

UNC Women's Tennis Ranked Top-5 For 5th Straight Season

UNC is the only women's tennis program to finish in the top 5 each of the last five seasons. The Tar Heels enjoyed another record setting campaign in Chapel Hill. The team set a program record with a 33-3 dual-match record, won the ACC Championship for a second straight year, and advanced to the quarterfinals as the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Team Championship. (

UNC Men's Tennis Coach Sam Paul National Coach Of The Year

UNC Men's Tennis head coach Sam Paul has been honored as the Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year. Paul's 24th season as North Carolina's head coach was a stellar one for the program. The Tar Heels finished as the NCAA runner-up, reaching the national championship match for the first time in program history and winning a school-record 29 matches. (

William Blumberg Finishes Freshman Year As NCAA Tennis Runner-up

UNC's William Blumberg finished his freshman season as the NCAA singles runner-up after falling Monday in the men's tennis championship match, played at the University of Georgia's Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Virginia senior Thai-Son Kwiatkowski earned the title, taking the first set 6-4 and then claiming the second 7-6 by winning the tiebreaker 7-5. (

William Blumerg Advances To NCAA Tennis Final

North Carolina freshman William Blumberg made more program history on Sunday when he earned a spot in Monday's NCAA singles championship match. Blumberg advanced with a 6-2, 7-6(1) win over Mississippi State's Nuno Borges Sunday at the University of Georgia's Dan Magill Tennis Complex. He'll play Virginia's Thai-Son Kwiatkowski on Monday. (

2016-2017 was an incredible year for North Carolina athletics

A national championship, five Final Fours (or NCAA Tournament semi-finals), and five ACC regular season or tournament championships. There were also awards won and records set—both individual and team achievements. At times, it seems easy to take the success that Carolina has had for granted and just brush it off as another typical year for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

William Blumberg Makes UNC Tennis History By Reaching NCAA Semifinals

With a straight-sets win on Saturday afternoon, freshman William Blumberg became the first Tar Heel men's tennis player to reach the semifinals of the NCAA singles tournament. Blumberg, from Greenwich, Conn., beat North Florida's Jack Findel-Hawkins 6-4, 6-4 to advance in action at the University of Georgia's Dan Magill Tennis Complex. (

Sara Daavettila Reaches NCAA Tennis Quarterfinals

Sara Daavettila downed a top 10 ranked opponent Friday in the Round of 16 at the NCAA Singles Championship. #18 Daavettila, victorious over No. 10 Karla Popovic of the University of California, becomes just the seventh Tar Heel player to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA singles tournament. She also gives UNC a quarterfinalist for the fifth straight year. (

Hayley Carter Stunned in First Round of NCAA Women’s Singles Tournament, Daavettila Advances

Hayley Carter has spent her time carving out a case as the best player to ever come through the UNC women's tennis program. After finishing as the national runner-up last season, Carter has carried the No. 2 ranking for most of this season–as she also set a new ACC record with 168 career singles victories. Unfortunately, Carter’s career came to an end Wednesday. (

Tar Heels Ranked Third In Final ITA Poll

The UNC men's tennis team is ranked third in the final ITA poll of the season, the highest in program history. The ITA announced the season-ending poll on Wednesday. ACC teams occupy the top three spots, with NCAA champion and ACC champion Virginia at No. 1, Wake Forest at No. 2 and UNC No. 3. North Carolina ranked No. 2 in the final USTA national poll. (

UNC Men's Tennis Falls In NCAA Championship Match

In its first-ever appearance on the sport's biggest stage, the ninth-ranked UNC men's tennis team fell 4-2 to second-ranked Virginia Tuesday in the NCAA Tournament championship. UNC, which had never advanced beyond the national quarterfinals until this year, finished the season 29-5 with the most wins in school history. Virginia's victory gave the Cavaliers their third NCAA title in a row. (

Turner's Take: Love

It started with love. Ronnie Schneider felt it when he visited Carolina, the embrace of the Carolina family. He wanted to be a part of it. He knew in his heart that Carolina men's tennis could reach the ranks of the elite. He knew, and that's why he committed to Sam Paul's program as a high school junior. He knew that his class could help raise the bar for Carolina men's tennis. (

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