The No. 1 North Carolina women’s tennis team fell apart in a 5-2 loss to No. 4 Duke with a 5-2, breaking their six match win streak.
“Time flies,” Kelly said. “It kind of all hits you at once. I’m a little sad, but we have a lot more matches to play. Hopefully I can finish this thing off right.”
It’s not always about the talent. What really matters is who’s going to fight more, and who’s going to use more heart. Blaine always will.
“We were faced with very tough variables with the rain and wind, the weather kind of getting a little colder and the ball flying, so a lot of variables throughout the match," Blumberg continued. "But I thought the whole team fought and did a good job."
The top-five matchup was grueling from the get-go.
DURHAM — Age is just a number when it comes to the North Carolina men’s tennis team. Despite their youth, the experiences and capabilities that first-years Ben Sigouin and Mac Kiger bring to the team ultimately pushed the No. 8 Tar Heels (11-3, 2-0 ACC) to a 4-3 victory over rival No. 12 Blue Devils (10-6, 1-1 ACC) at Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon.
The North Carolina men's tennis team's match against Texas on Sunday marked its first outdoor match of the season — which is always a mental adjustment.
Sophomore Sara Daavettila walked to the back of the court after winning the point, not even bothering to hide the wide smile that crept onto her face. She turned to her doubles partner, first-year Alle Sanford, and started giggling.
There's more at stake in Saturday's rivalry game than one fanbase claiming the superior blue. With both UNC and Duke suffering brutal loses in the past week, the fate of their tournament runs rest on a win Saturday night.
Theo Pinson's smart playing paired with points from the bench helped UNC seal its sixth consecutive win — currently the best streak in the ACC.
Tucker Carlson was the 2018 Roy H. Park lecturer, hosted by the School of Media and Journalism.
A copy of the printed Maya Angelou poem that UNC gymnastics head coach Derek Galvin gave to each gymnast ahead of the team's meet on Jan. 19.
Morgan Lane, now a senior, competes in the 2017 EAGL Championships in Raleigh.