The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) women’s tennis team won the NCAA championship on Saturday, beating rivals of NC State 4-1, at the USTA Campus. It was the third meeting of the season between the Tar Heels and the Wolfpack.
UNC beat NCSU, 7-0, during the regular season in Chapel Hill, only to see NC State hand Carolina their only loss of the season before Saturday, beating the Tar Heels, 4-1, in the ACC championship game in late April. With UNC Field Hockey and Women’s Tennis winning NCAA titles this season, it’s the 12th time multiple UNC teams have won NCAA titles in an academic year Head coach Brian Kalbas becomes the 14th individual to win an NCAA title as a head coach at Carolina.
UNC was making its first NCAA championship game appearance since 2014. Three consecutive singles hits by Fiona Crawley, Carson Tanguilig and Elizabeth Scotty provided the margin of victory after UNC had won the doubles point to start the day and the Wolfpack tied the score at 1- 1.
The Tar Heels, who have won the past four ITA Indoor Team National Championships, captured their first ever outdoor title to solidify their place as perhaps the top women’s tennis program in the nation. The Tar Heels won the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead.
Despite a Loss, Scotty and Tanguilig Beat NCSU’s Nell Miller and Amelia Rajecki, 6-1, While Reese Brantmeier and Reilly Trans Defeated Sophie Abrams and Abiga Il renches, 6-4. NC State Won Three Quick First Sets in Singles and APPEARD to Be Gaining momentum in the match.
In the first singles final, Diana Shnaider tied it at 1-1 for the Wolfpack with a 6-3, 6-4 win over No. 1 Reese Brantmeier. Next, Crawley pulled off a tiebreak win in the second set and beat No. 2 Alana Smith, 6-2, 7-6, to put Carolina back into the lead, 2-1.
Tanguilig and Scotty followed with quick back-to-back wins at no. 3 and at no. 4 to win the national title.
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About the UNC
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hillalso known as UNC, is a public university in Chapel Hill in the US state of North Carolina.
Founded in 1789 at the start of George Washington’s presidency, the institution began enrolling its first students in 1795, thereby claiming the title of one of the three oldest public universities in the United States. th Carolina, the school opened its doors to students on February 12, 1795.
The university offers degrees in more than 70 courses through 14 colleges and Colleges of Arts and Sciences. In 1951 North Carolina kicked off the desegregation process when African-American students were admitted under the direction of Dean Robert Burton House.
In 1952, North Carolina opened its first hospital, UNC Health Care, for research and disease treatment and has specialized in cancer research ever since. The institution’s students, alumni, and sports teams are collectively known as the Tar Heels.
UNC has achieved notable successes in sports, particularly in men’s basketball, where Michael Jordan played, in women’s soccer and in women’s field hockey.