As UNC's spring sports finish up their regular seasons and prepare for the postseason, Chapel Hill could be the site for several NCAA events this summer. Here is a rundown of five teams who could end up playing early tournament games and matches in friendly territory.
The No. 7 men’s tennis team (18-4, 9-1 ACC) is one of the hottest teams in its respective sport in the country. These Tar Heels have won 10 of their last 12 matches and hung around as one of the nation's top-10 teams with only two games left on their schedule.
Behind the leadership of freshmen Blaine Boyden (19-0) and William Blumberg, UNC could host an NCAA tournament regional with a strong end to its season. North Carolina will play its last two matches on the road before returning to the Triangle for the ACC Championships in Cary.
The top-ranked women’s tennis team has been even more impressive than the men’s team. Sporting a 22-2 record, these Tar Heels have won six straight matches.
After dominating their past two opponents, winning both matches 7-0, head coach Brian Kalbas and his team have put together a compelling case to host an NCAA regional match. UNC will play two more regular season matches before heading to the ACC Championships — which will also be in Cary.
If one or both of the North Carolina tennis teams hosts a regional, they will take place May 11 through May 13. If the Tar Heels advance to the NCAA Championships, they will travel to Winston-Salem on May 17.