This spring, UNC Athletics has found success across women’s tennis, women’s lacrosse and baseball. Here’s how each team has fared.
The No. 1 UNC women’s tennis team dominated all season. The Tar Heels remained at No. 1 for the entirety of the spring season, with their lone loss coming at the hands of in-state rival N.C. State. The loss to the Wolfpack came in the ACC Championship game, in which N.C. State bested the Tar Heels 4-1.
However, during the regular season, UNC handled their schedule with ease. Their closest match being a 4-3 win over Virginia Tech back in late February.
After their strong showing in the regular season — and despite their loss in the ACC title game — North Carolina earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. En route to a national championship, the Tar Heels downed Florida, Texas and Georgia before facing N.C. State in a rematch of the ACC Championship.
On May 20, UNC claimed its first national title in women’s tennis after a 4-1 win over the Wolfpack. The win puts North Carolina at a total of 60 national championships across all sports.
After finally capturing an elusive national title, North Carolina has made a name for its women’s tennis program. Heading into next spring, the Tar Heels will likely have key players returning to help defend their national championship.
Coming into the season as the defending national champions and the No. 1 team in the nation, the Tar Heels had hopes of defending their title. With a strong showing during regular season play — losing just three games — the Tar Heels looked poised to make a run in both the ACC tournament and NCAA tournament.