After the North Carolina women’s tennis team split the first two doubles matches with Auburn on Saturday, it was up to partners Zoe De Bruycker and Gina Suarez-Malaguti to claim the doubles point for the Tar Heels.
For De Bruycker and Suarez-Malaguti, there was no reason to panic.
“Me and Zoe had been in that situation before, and we like being in that situation,” Suarez-Malaguti said. “We have this thing where we look at each other and we know that we’re going to get it.”
The Tar Heel pair calmly took care of business. But it was the only time all weekend that the outcome of a point — awarded to a team with a singles win or best-out-of-three doubles win — was in jeopardy.
The Tar Heels dropped Auburn 4-0 on Saturday, and defeated Virginia Commonwealth by the same score on Sunday at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center to win the ITA Kick-Off Weekend tournament.