The top half of this North Carolina women’s tennis lineup demands a lot of attention.
And it should.
Jessie Aney, who plays on Court Three in singles and is Hayley Carter’s partner for the No. 4 doubles tandem in the country, is 35-6 in singles and 23-1 in doubles in 2017. On Court Two, the Tar Heels boast a true first-year in Sara Daavettila, who ranks No. 18 in singles nationally and plays on the No. 2 doubles team for North Carolina.
And then there’s Hayley Carter — the No. 2 singles player in the nation, the ACC Player of the Year for the second year in a row, an Academic All-District selection for a third consecutive year and the ACC Championship’s Most Valuable Player. The senior hasn’t lost a singles match in dual teams since Miami’s Stephanie Wagner took her down February 26, 2016, and she currently has the ACC record for most career singles wins.
Objectively speaking, Carter is one of the most decorated athletes in North Carolina history.