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Aney/Carter Crowned Women's Doubles National Champs
Jessie Aney and Hayley Carter are National Champions by virtue of locking up the doubles title at the 2016 Riviera/ITA All-American Championships on Sunday at Riviera Tennis Club. The Tar Heel tandem outlasted the fifth-seeded Pepperdine team of Luisa Stefani and Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai in the championship match.
Hayley Carter Becomes UNC Women's Tennis All-Time Wins Leader
UNC’s three-time All-America Hayley Carter became the women’s tennis program’s all-time wins leader on Friday when she advanced to the quarterfinals of the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships. Carter, the top seed in the event, defeated Alabama’s Erin Routliffe, to earn her 132nd singles victory, moving past Sanaz Marand for the program record.
ACC Announces Sites For Eight 2016-17 Championships
The Atlantic Coast Conference has selected host locales and venues for eight of its 2016-17 league championships. Championship sites and dates announced on Tuesday are as follows and include several date changes from the original schedule released in July: ACC Baseball Championship, May 23-28 – Louisville Slugger Field; Louisville, Kentucky
UNC Rewards Seven Championship Coaches With New Contracts
UNC has agreed in principle on three-year contracts with five head coaches – Joe Breschi (men’s lacrosse), Anson Dorrance (women’s soccer), Sam Paul (men’s tennis), Karen Shelton (field hockey) and Carlos Somoano (men’s soccer) – and is extending the contracts of women’s basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell and women’s lacrosse head coach Jenny Levy.
Three Tar Heels Win Women's Singles Titles At Bonk Invitational
Jessie Aney, Sara Daavettila and Alexa Graham of the UNC women’s tennis team each won their respective singles bracket this weekend at the Bonk Invitational at Cary Tennis Park. Daavettila, named the top newcomer in the nation earlier this week by the ITA, earned a win over No. 40 Chalena Scholl of Duke in the white bracket championship match.
UNC Men’s Tennis Star Ronnie Schneider Ranked No. 10 in Preseason
North Carolina men’s tennis star Ronnie Schneider enters 2016 as the No. 10 ranked individual in the nation–just over a month after former teammate Brayden Schnur left school early to turn professional. Schneider reached as high as No. 10 in the polls last February, but hopes to move up the charts as this season progresses.
ACC pulls football title game, other championships from North Carolina due to HB2
The ACC followed musicians, the NBA and the NCAA on Wednesday, when the league announced that it would pull its football championship out of North Carolina due to the state's controversial House Bill 2. The ACC will move every championship event that isn't played on a college campus with football being the most high-profile and most impactful.
Hayley Carter Begins Senior Year Ranked No. 1
North Carolina's Hayley Carter, a three-time All-America, begins her senior season as the No. 1-ranked singles player in the 2016 Oracle/ITA Collegiate Women’s Tennis Preseason Rankings. Conversely, freshman Sara Daavettila begins her Carolina career at the top of the Newcomer/Freshman rankings from the ITA.
Hayley Carter Selected For American Collegiate Invitational
UNC rising senior Hayley Carter has been selected to play in the American Collegiate Invitational at the 2016 US Open, September 8-10 in Flushing, N.Y. The American Collegiate Invitational, open only to American college players, began in 2014 as a way to spotlight college tennis during the US Open. Former Tar Heel Jamie Loeb won the inaugural event in 2014.
Carolina Athletics: 2015-16 Year In Review
Carolina finished seventh in the Learfield NACDA Cup standings, UNC’s seventh top-10 performance in the last eight years. It marked the 17th time Carolina was the highest finisher among ACC schools. UNC was one of only three schools, with Stanford and Oklahoma, to finish in the top 10 in both men’s and women’s standings in the Capital One Cup.
Brayden Schnur To Pursue Professional Tennis Career
One of the greatest players in UNC men’s tennis history, Brayden Schnur, will pursue a professional tennis career and forego his senior year. “We support Brayden 100 percent in his decision,” UNC coach Sam Paul said. “He is unquestionably one of the greatest players in program history. It was an honor to coach him and we look forward to following his career.”
Five from UNC Tennis Earn Academic Honor
Five UNC tennis players have recently earned an academic honor from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Four members from the UNC women’s tennis team earned ITA Scholar-Athlete status – junior All-America Hayley Carter, senior Ashley Dai, senior Whitney Kay and freshman Jessie Aney.
UNC Olympic sports and the impact of the ACC Network
As Cunningham says in the video above, the ACC Network will give the Olympic teams at UNC much more exposure. The network will allow for fans, family, and recruits to watch these teams from anywhere in the world. This certainly will help in recruiting new athletes. It will show recruits, who may not be able to easily get to Chapel Hill, all that UNC has to offer.
UNC's Top 25 Wins of 2015-16: No. 1
For the second time in four years, UNC claimed three national titles in the same academic year. Powered by NCAA crowns in women's and men's lacrosse, the Tar Heels finished as the top-performing ACC school in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings for the 17th time in 23 years. Add the first team national title for UNC men's tennis, and you've got three deserving programs.
UNC Top 25 Wins of 2015-16: No. 9
No. 9: No. 1 Carolina 4, No. 3 Virginia 3 - Men's Tennis, April 1, 2016: Carolina's win over Virginia at the ITA National Indoor Championships was an incredible achievement for the 2016 team as well as the program as a whole (more on this later in the countdown). But the Tar Heels' thrilling 4-3 win over the Cavaliers on April 1 was also incredibly noteworthy.