In its first matchup of conference play this season, the No. 1 North Carolina women’s tennis team picked up a 4-3 win on the road against No. 2 Florida State on Friday evening, extending the Tar Heels' winning streak to six straight matches over No. 2 ranked opponents.
UNC opened the match by securing the doubles point. The No. 19 team of senior Makenna Jones and junior Alle Sanford picked up the first win after defeating the No. 58 team from the Seminoles by a score of 6-1.
The No. 4 pairing of senior Sara Daavettila and senior Alexa Graham was upset in the second doubles match by a score of 6-3 against the No. 30 team from Florida State. The Tar Heels were able to secure the doubles point after sophomore Cameron Morra and first-year Elizabeth Scotty finished their match with a 6-2 win.
In singles, the teams went down to the wire. FSU earned an early 3-1 lead in singles play, giving it a 3-2 lead in the meet. The Tar Heels had their backs against the wall and needed to win both of its final matches to defeat the Seminoles. No. 4 Morra took her first singles set, 6-1, and won the third set by a score of 7-6 (7) after dropping the second set, 6-2.