The No. 2 North Carolina women’s tennis team faced off against Wake Forest in its first match of the ACC Championship after a double-bye. The No. 3 seeded Tar Heels defeated No. 11 seed Wake Forest 4-1.
UNC (24-3, 12-2) dropped the doubles point to Wake Forest (19-13, 5-9) and went into singles play down 1-0 after No. 3 doubles ranked pair Jessie Aney and Alexa Graham lost their doubles match 6-4 and the No. 22 ranked pair of Sara Daavettila and Alle Sanford lost in two sets, 7-6, 7-3.
UNC quickly bounced back to dominate singles play, winning the first four sets to clinch the win. Aney finished first on Court Five, defeating her Wake opponent in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.
Next, No. 7 Makenna Jones won on Court One to keep her undefeated ACC singles record alive. Jones defeated her opponent 6-2, 6-4. No. 41 Daavettila then won on Court Three and Chloe Ouellet-Pizer clinched the match with a 6-4, 6-4 win on Court Six.
Who stood out?
Jones is undefeated in ACC singles matches this season. After moving to the Court One spot earlier this year, Jones has been unstoppable thus far.
Jones is one of the top players in the nation, and the Tar Heels will need her to play well in the rest of the ACC Championship.
Why does it matter?