The North Carolina women’s tennis team opened up its 2018 campaign on the right note with two shutout wins this weekend against William & Mary and Richmond.
In the first of the doubleheader, against William & Mary, No. 5 Tar Heels won the match 7-0.
In the doubles matches, UNC didn’t have any blemishes, winning all three matches while only surrendering five games combined en route to clinching the doubles point. Notably, Jessie Aney and Alexa Graham defeated Rosie Cheng and Lauren Goodman, 6-1, and Marika Akkerman and Jones defeated Perry and Cecily Wuenscher, 6-1, as well.
No. 38 Sara Daavettila won in straight sets without surrendering a game 6-0, 6-0 against William & Mary’s Ekaterina Stepanova on Court Three. Straight sets continued to be the trend as No. 9 Alle Sanford beat No. 68 Clara Tanielian 6-2, 6-2, No. 18 Aney defeated Natalia Perry 6-3, 6-3 and Graham finished off Olivia Thaler 6-2, 6-2.
Both No. 11 Makenna Jones and No. 124 Chloe Ouellet-Pitzer needed the final sets to defeat their opponents, but they pulled it out nonetheless and ultimately earned North Carolina two more match wins on the day.