WINSTON-SALEM — It wasn’t what they wanted. It wasn’t what they dreamed. It was just the cards they were dealt. The No. 6 North Carolina men’s tennis team headed into the NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen matchup for the sixth year in a row with high hopes; however, the result stunned the team.
May Madness is here, hotter and louder than ever.
After losing just one conference match in the regular season, the No. 6 North Carolina men's tennis team swept through the 2018 ACC men's tennis player awards on its way into postseason play.
CARY — It wasn’t the fairytale ending they were hoping for.
CARY — Kids were running around the tennis park as a sea of light blue and garnet flanked the concrete steps next to the courts.
The No. 1 North Carolina women’s team cruised to a 6-1 victory against Pitt on Senior Day Sunday, when the team honored their three team captains Kane, Vazquez, and Marika Akkerman.
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."
First-year Benjamin Siguoin competes in the ACC Championship semifinals against Florida State on April 28 at Cary Tennis Park.
First-year Benjamin Sigouin competes in the ACC Tournament semifinals against Florida State on April 28 at Cary Tennis Park.
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.