The North Carolina women’s tennis team swept the ITA Carolinas Regional on Monday following junior Hayley Carter’s 6-3, 7-5 victory in the singles tournament over Clemson’s Joana Eidukonyte.
Carter's win came just a day after the UNC duo of Jessie Aney and senior Kate Vialle won the doubles title 8-3 over Eidukonyte and Theresa Piontek of Clemson at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
Carter reached the singles finals after defeating Wake Forest's Anna Ulyashchenko 6-3, 6-1 in the semifinals on Sunday, setting up her showdown with Eidukonyte.
The Carter and Eidukonyte championship match was a battle between the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in the singles draw, respectively, and the No. 9 and No. 11 ranked players nationally.
After winning the first set and taking a 4-2 lead in the second, Eidukonyte rallied to seize a 5-4 advantage. But Carter then won three straight games, using pinpoint shots and capitalizing on some of Eidukonyte’s errors to claim the set and the match.