The No. 1 North Carolina women's tennis team strolled past N.C. State on Wednesday, improving to 12-0 on the season and 1-0 in ACC play in a 5-2 win.
The Tar Heels played their first outdoor match of the season against the Wolfpack and gained an early lead in doubles play. No. 9 duo Jessie Aney and Alexa Graham beat No. 12 team Anna Rogers and Claudia Wiktorin 6-4, and No. 20 partners Sara Daavetilla and Alle Sanford won 6-3 to secure the first point.
In singles play, Makenna Jones, Graham and Aney all won without allowing their opponents to win more than three games in a set. Jones finished first, beating her opponent handily 6-0, 6-0 and Graham followed with a 6-2, 6-3 win.
Then, No. 8 Sanford lost in two sets to Anna Rogers 6-4, 6-3 for the Wolfpack's first point of the day. The first-year from Ohio went down early in the first set 0-3 and never fully recovered. Aney closed out the win for UNC 6-3, 6-3, Chloe Ouellet-Pizer lost 2-6, 6-3, 0-1 and Daavetilla closed out the contest with a close 7-5, 6-4 victory.
Who stood out?
Jones was the best performer of the match. She started off singles play strong, beating her opponent 6-0, 6-0 in straight sets in an effort that carried in a dominant win the rest of the match.