The North Carolina swimming and diving teams headed to Durham on Saturday for their last dual meet in the regular season. Both teams kept it close, but ultimately fell to Duke on their senior night. The No. 21 women lost to Duke, 151-149, and the men fell 157.5-142.5.
The Tar Heel women (4-5, 1-3 ACC) won first place in eight of their 16 events: 1-meter diving, 3-meter diving, 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard breaststroke, and 400-yard freestyle relay.
The women struggled with the 200-yard backstroke as well as the 100-yard butterfly, where Duke took first and second places in both races.
The 400-yard freestyle relay was the deciding event in the nail-biting loss. Although UNC won first place in the relay, Duke won second place to secure the six points needed to edge out the Tar Heels at the very end.
The UNC men (3-6, 1-3 ACC) also won first place in eight of the 16 events: 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard breaststroke, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard butterfly, 200-yard IM, and 500-yard freestyle.