North Carolina sophomore Marlene Mejia defeated Maren Haus of Wake Forest 6-0, 6-4 in the semifinal round of the ITA Southeast Regional Championships at Wake Forest to advance to the ITA National Championships in Dallas.
"Marlene had a fantastic tournament," UNC coach Roland Thornqvist said. "Her game has matured. She knows where to go on offense and when to change it up, and that has made her a better player."
The ITA National Championships will be the first weekend in February at the Brookhaven Country Club.
Mejia did not play the final match of the Southeast Regional Championships because the finalists automatically advance to the nationals.
The ITA tournament concludes UNC's fall season. The spring season will begin on Jan. 12, when the Tar Heels host the Carolina Indoor Invitational.
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The North Carolina men's soccer team has earned a first-round bye in the ACC tournament. The Tar Heels (17-2, 5-1 in the ACC) will face the winner of Thursday's Clemson-Wake Forest game.
It is the first-ever top seeding for UNC in the ACC tournament. UNC plays at 8 p.m. on Friday at Wake Forest.
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