No. 15 Makenna Jones faced some trouble in her match against Sofya Golubovskaya, dropping the first set 6-2. However, Jones bounced back, winning the second set 7-5 and winning the tiebreaker to bring home the Tar Heels’ fifth point.
The second to last match of the day didn’t provide much excitement as the outcome of the day was sealed with UNC’s commanding 4-0 lead. Also, Daavettila dropped just one set throughout the entire match winning 6-1, 6-0 over Ramirez.
But Syracuse did not come with away with nothing.
In what was the surprise of the day, No. 18 Knutson defeated No. 8 Sanford in two nail-biting sets 7-6, 7-6 in the first and only Orange win of the day.
Who stood out?
Aney and Graham both performed well, winning their doubles match and then each winning their singles matches. Daavettila and Sanford won their doubles match, finishing after Aney and Graham. Daavettila also won her singles match, but Sanford was unable to defeat her opponent, getting the lone loss for the Tar Heels on the day. Jones fought from one set down to defeat her opponent in her singles match.
When was it decided?
The match was never in doubt, as UNC took the first five points of the day in quick fashion. Jones sealed the win with a tie-breaker victory in her singles match.
Why does it matter?
After losing for the first time last Sunday, the Tar Heels have bounced back with two straight wins in ACC play. UNC now gets a much-needed break before competing again on March 16.
When do they play next?
The Tar Heels will not be in back in action until they travel to Florida to face Miami on March 16 in Coral Gables at 4 p.m.
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