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Women's Tennis Upsets William & Mary

To begin play, UNC swept all three doubles matches. The Tar Heel duos of Marlene Mejia and Elina Bairos and Erin Niebling and Courtney Zalinski both defeated William & Mary 8-4. Niebling and Zalinski are now 5-0 for the season. The 25th-ranked sophomores Kendrick Bunn and Kate Pinchbeck took the No. 1 match 8-6 to claim the team doubles point.

Sophomore Mejia, who is ranked 13th in the country, won quickly at No. 1 6-0, 6-2. No. 2 Pinchbeck and No. 6 Zalinski in straight sets. Bairos came back to defeat Nina Kamp 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 at the No. 5 spot.

Barksdale, Brown Earn All-ACC Honors

For the second consecutive season, North Carolina forward LaQuanda Barksdale has earned a spot on the All-ACC first team.

A senior who leads the conference in scoring with 18.9 points per game and currently ranks second in rebounding with 11.6 per game, Barksdale was listed on 63 of 64 ballots cast and was voted to the first team on 58 of those.

She was the leading vote-getter, with 183 points out of a possible 192.

Also earning All-ACC honors was sophomore guard Coretta Brown, who was voted to the second team. UNC's starting point guard, Brown averages 16.3 points and a league-best 6.6 assists per game.

Barksdale and Brown have started every game this season for the Tar Heels, who are 14-13 (7-9) heading into the ACC tournament, which begins Friday in Greensboro.

UNC is the No. 7 seed and opens play at 6 p.m. against No. 8 seed Georgia Tech.

ACC Announces Scholarship Winners

Nineteen ACC senior scholar athletes have been named recipients of the 2001 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship, including three UNC athletes.

Men's soccer's Michael Bucy, field hockey's Holly Huff and football's Louis Marchetti will each receive $5,000 to use toward their graduate education.

Field hockey's Jana Toepel was one of four winners of the first-ever ACC Scholars Award, which recognizes outstanding athletic and academic achievement for graduating seniors that will not be attending graduate school.

Duke's Shane Battier and Ali Curtis and Florida State's Chris Weinke are the other winners.

Duke's Boozer Out Until NCAAs

Duke center Carlos Boozer will miss Sunday's Duke-North Carolina game and the ACC Tournament with a broken foot.

Boozer fractured the third metatarsal in his right foot during the No. 2 Blue Devils' 91-80 loss to Maryland on Tuesday.

The injury will keep him out of Sunday's regular-season finale game against North Carolina and the ACC Tournament March 8-11 in Atlanta.

The status of the 6-foot-9, 270-pound center's status will be determined after the conference tournament. The Juneau, Alaska, native averages 14 points a game.

"We're optimistic that Carlos can return for the NCAA Tournament," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said.

Two Tar Heels Honored for Plays

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Bosley Allen's 78-yard punt return for a touchdown and Willie Parker's trick-play touchdown at Pittsburgh have been honored as two of the College Plays of the Year by a panel of sportswriters and sports broadcasters.

Allen's play was voted the best kick return and Parker's play was voted the most unusual.