The No. 2 North Carolina women’s tennis team did not disappoint on Saturday afternoon, earning a dominant 4-0 victory against a solid Mississippi State team in the second round of the NCAA Championship.
The win puts the Tar Heels (28-3, 12-2 ACC) in the round of 16 for an impressive ninth straight season. The victory came a day after UNC defeated Morgan State in the opening round and the momentum certainly carried over to Saturday.
Once again, the Tar Heels quickly won the doubles point with a 6-2 win by No. 2 Jessie Aney and Alexa Graham, and a 6-3 score by Marika Akkerman and Makenna Jones.
In the first round, the bottom three singles players beat their opponents quickly enough that it left the three top-ranked players matches unfinished. The extra rest seemed to make a difference because on Saturday, two of the top three quickly vanquished their opponents.
On Court One, No. 2 Jones handed her opponent a swift, 6-2, 6-0, loss. As did No. 26 Alle Sanford on Court Two, who won, 6-1, 6-2. Meanwhile, Graham produced a clutch, 6-3, 7-5 win against Magda Adaloglou on Court Four.