Last winter, the North Carolina women’s tennis team took home its first-ever Intercollegiate Tennis Association Indoor National Championship.
This weekend, the Tar Heels were on the cusp of doing it again — before running into Duke on Saturday.
The No. 3 Tar Heels fell 4-2 to the No. 10 Blue Devils in the quarterfinals of the Indoor National Championship tournament in Charlottesville, Va.
UNC bounced back the following day, defeating No. 4 University of Georgia 4-3 Sunday afternoon in the consolation round.
North Carolina’s freshman Jamie Loeb, who is ranked No. 2 in the country, lost her first match of the season to No. 3 Beatrice Capra of Duke.
Loeb was frustrated with her loss as well as the team’s but said that it was an experience the Tar Heels will learn from.
“Sometimes you need to take one step back to take two steps forward,” Loeb said.
“I think this was a good weekend for us even though we lost to Duke, in general, it will help us prepare for the rest of the season.”
Coach Brian Kalbas said that he was proud of his team for the toughness they displayed over the course of their three difficult matches last weekend.