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Tar Heel Doubles Team Falls In NCAA Quarterfinals
A historic season came to an end Saturday as UNC ‘s Jack Murray and Brayden Schnur fell in the NCAA Men’s Tennis Doubles Tournament quarterfinals in Tulsa, Okla. The Tar Heels were ousted 6-2, 7-6(7) by David Biosca and Rogerio Ribeiro of East Tennessee State, but not before earning All-America honors.
Carter, Kay Reach Quarterfinals At NCAA Tennis
No. 1-ranked Hayley Carter and doubles teammate Whitney Kay of the UNC women’s tennis team earned All-America status on Friday by reaching the quarterfinals at the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championship. Carter and Kay, the No. 1 seed in doubles, won in come-from-behind fashion over No. 22 Palina Dubavets and Stefani Stojic of UC Santa Barbara
#1 Hayley Carter, Whitney Kay Advance To NCAA Tennis Round of 16
Top seed and No. 1-ranked Hayley Carter of the UNC women’s tennis team won in straight sets on Thursday in the second round of the NCAA Singles Championship. Carter topped UCLA’s 17th-ranked Catherine Harrison in the Round of 32 by scores of 6-1, 7-5 in at Case Tennis Stadium on the campus of the University of Tulsa.
Ronnie Schneider Reaches NCAA Tennis Round Of 16
Junior Ronnie Schneider continued his march through the NCAA men’s tennis singles bracket Thursday in Tulsa, Okla, beating Florida State’s Benjamin Lock to reach the Round of 16. By reaching the Round of 16, Schneider earns All-America honors for the first time in his career. He will continue play in the NCAA bracket on Friday,
UNC's Freddie McNair Recognized On Anniversary Of French Open Win
A Tar Heel tennis great was honored on a grand stage Tuesday, as four-time North Carolina All-America Freddie McNair was recognized at Roland-Garros on the 40th anniversary his victory there. McNair, who played at UNC from 1970-73, was the 1976 French Open doubles champion with partner Sherwood Steward.
Phillips Named National Tennis Assistant Coach Of The Year
North Carolina’s Tripp Phillips has been named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Men’s National Assistant Coach of the Year. The award was announced Tuesday by the ITA. “He’s truly deserving of this honor,” said UNC head coach Sam Paul. “He’s one of the best coaches in the nation – not just assistant coaches but all coaches.”
UNC's Record-Breaking Men's Tennis Season Ends In NCAA Quarterfinals
The North Carolina men’s tennis team saw its season end Sunday in Tulsa, Okla., with a 4-0 loss to No. 7 Georgia in the NCAA quarterfinals. It marked the third year in a row that UNC has reached that point but fallen one step short of the final four. The Tar Heels finish 28-5. The defeat was UNC’s only shutout loss of the year.
UNC Men's Tennis Earns Third-Straight Elite Eight Spot
The third-ranked UNC men’s tennis team earned its 28th win of the season, a program record, by beating No. 21 Mississippi State 4-0 Friday in the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 in Tulsa, Okla. The Tar Heels advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the third year in a row. They’ll face either Georgia or USC Sunday for a spot in the Final Four, which would be a program first.
UNC Women's Tennis Upended By Virginia At NCAAs
UNC had its women's tennis season come to an end on Thursday against 14th-seed Virginia in the NCAA Team Championship Round of 16 from Case Tennis Center. The Cavaliers advance with a 4-2 victory over the Tar Heels. North Carolina (31-3) faced an immediate uphill climb by dropping the doubles point for just the third time in 34 matches this season.
Preparation separates UNC women's tennis player Jessie Aney from the competition
At the end of a long driveway in Rochester, Minnesota, a rebound net the size of a trampoline stands upright. Chances are if you were looking for Jessie Aney when she was growing up, this is where you’d find her. It’s often where her parents did. In the dark. All alone. It didn’t matter. She’d stay there – racket in hand – three hours a day. The same routine.
UNC Men's Tennis: Hanging On
Former president Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” It was what Marcus Paige attempted to do when he hit a double-clutched three-pointer to tie the game with 4.7 seconds left in the national championship game. It was what Brett Clark did when he clinched UNC's winning point in the second round of the NCAA tournament Sunday.
UNC Men's Tennis Punches Ticket To Tulsa
For the third year in a row, the UNC men’s tennis team is headed to the NCAA Round of 16. The Tar Heels, ranked third nationally and seeded second in the tournament, beat Tulane 4-0 Sunday in a NCAA Championship second-round match at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center, earning a trip to Tulsa, Okla., as one of 16 teams still competing for a national title.
On to Tulsa For #3 UNC Women's Tennis
No. 3 North Carolina faced one of its stiffest tests of the season against a feisty Northwestern team in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Team Championship on Saturday. Senior Ashley Dai wound up being the hero by winning on court six in three sets to send her UNC club to the NCAA Finals for the seventh year in a row with a 4-2 victory.
Turner's Take: Do or Dai
A month ago at Georgia Tech, Carolina got a come-from-behind win thanks to Ashley Dai, who dropped the first set there but rallied to win in three. Saturday, Dai found herself in a similar situation. Her match on the line, her team's fate on the line, the ball in her court. "I think for her, maybe losing that set allowed her to just say, 'OK, I need to play my game,'" Kalbas said.
UNC Men's Tennis Advances With 4-0 Win Over Charleston
Third-ranked UNC opened play in the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship Saturday with a 4-0 first-round win over visiting College of Charleston at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. The victory set up a second-round meeting with No. 31 Tulane, which beat No. 41 Dartmouth 4-0 in the first of Saturday’s two NCAA men’s tennis matches in Chapel Hill.