As spring sports come to a close, UNC athletes were recently recognized for their accomplishments on the court and field this season.
Two underclassmen, one from each of the men's and women's team, were honored for their play this season after both tennis teams both fell in the Sweet Sixteen in Winston-Salem last week.
Men’s tennis first-year Benjamin Sigouin was named Rookie of the Year for the Carolina Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Like he did winning ACC Freshman of the Year, Sigouin followed in the footsteps of sophomore William Blumberg last season, bringing home the award for the program in back-to-back years. He was 16-4 on the season and will join Blumberg in the NCAA Singles Championship draw later this month.
Sophomore women’s tennis player Makenna Jones was selected to the ITA Carolina Region Player to Watch this season after a stellar second season for the Tar Heels. Jones, who earned the No. 2 seed in the upcoming NCAA Singles Championship, was 12-0 as the top singles player for UNC after a 34-4 overall record on the year. She finished the season on a 17 singles match win streak and became the second player in program history to go 14-0 in conference play this year.