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Sunday November 27th

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Women's Tennis Sweeps ACC Foes

The North Carolina women's tennis team struggled against Virginia and Maryland last season, losing to both teams in a long weekend away from home.This weekend at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center, the Tar Heels served both of those teams 6-1 losses, improving their record to 12-5 overall and 3-2 in the ACC.Playing under a hot sun, No. 14 North Carolina's intensity proved too much for the Cavaliers and the Terrapins.UNC more than earned the doubles point Sunday, winning all three doubles matches against Maryland.Playing at the No.

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UNC Splits Up for Weekend Track Meets

The North Carolina men's and women's track teams will compete at two meets this weekend. Half of both teams will travel to Austin, Texas for the Texas Relays, and the remaining athletes will head to the Duke Invitational in Durham.The Texas Relays, celebrating its 74th year, is hosted by the University of Texas at Austin and features both high school and collegiate divisions.The meet kicks off on Thursday at 2 p.m. with the women's hammer throw. The meet will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. The final event, the 4x400-meter relay, is scheduled to begin at 4:25 p.m.

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Curley's Breakout Season Bodes Well for Gymnastics

Prior to this season, six freshman gymnasts had qualified for NCAA regionals in the 20-year tenure of North Carolina gymnastics coach Derek Galvin.Maddy Curley makes seven.A week ago, Curley became the first UNC freshman to qualify for NCAA regionals since junior Monica Middleton in 1999.Curley and senior Brooke Wilson will compete in the all-around, and sophomore Natalie Halbach will compete on balance beam at the meet, which begins Saturday at 6 p.m. in Gainesville, Fla."I was very excited and nervous because I didn't know how it worked," Curley said of her selection.

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Demon Deacons Edge UNC in Final Match

WINSTON-SALEM -- The 19th-ranked Wake Forest women's tennis team reeled off its sixth consecutive victory and third straight win against a higher-ranked opponent, defeating No. 13 North Carolina 4-3 at the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center on Wednesday.North Carolina (10-5, 1-2 in the ACC) got on the board first by winning the doubles point, shutting out the Demon Deacons at No. 2 and 3 doubles.

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Early Lead Lifts VCU Past Tar Heels

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Commonwealth handed North Carolina a 10-2 baseball loss Wednesday evening at The Diamond in Richmond, Va.The Tar Heels fall to 19-14, while the Rams improve to 25-6.VCU jumped on North Carolina early, getting three runs in the first and four more in the second in the eight-run victory. Scott Manshack (1-3) gave up three runs on two hits and walked two without recording an out in the first inning for the loss.Manshack was relieved by freshman Scott Senatore, who pitched 1 2/3 innings, gave up four runs and two hits.

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Wake Hands Men's Tennis 1st ACC Loss

WINSTON-SALEM -- The 47th-ranked Wake Forest men's tennis team handily upset No. 41 North Carolina 5-2 Wednesday afternoon at Leighton Stadium.The Tar Heels jumped to an early advantage by winning the doubles point, but the Demon Deacons took five of the six singles matches to take the victory and give North Carolina its first conference loss of the season.UNC's No.

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Confident Cvelbar Works to Reach Decathlon Goals

There's an aura of confidence about North Carolina decathlete Mike Cvelbar.Maybe it's the way he talks while pushing his chair back on its hind legs, or maybe it's the way he describes his 10 years of success in track and field. But whatever it is, you get the feeling that he knows how to win. "The best part about the decathlon is going to track meets and knowing that there are certain guys who just go there for one event and practice all the time for it," Cvelbar said.

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Blue Devils Squeak Past Tar Heels

Competition is always stiff between North Carolina and Duke. Monday night's match at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center exemplified the contention between the teams, as Duke edged the Tar Heels 4-3.The match was decided by a tie-breaker in the third set of Tar Heel Kate Pinchbeck's match against Duke's Amanda Johnson, ranked No. 18 in the ITA.As UNC sophomore Marlene Mejia wrapped up a 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) win, Pinchbeck and Johnson were beginning the third set of a match that had already become exhaustive.Pinchbeck had lost the first set 7-5.

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Baseball Ends Drought, Wins 1st ACC Contests

Staff ReportRALEIGH -- After starting the ACC season in an 0-7 hole, North Carolina rebounded in record-setting fashion by pounding out a season-high 24 hits in a 16-7 rout of N.C. State. The Tar Heels then went on to capture the second game in the twin bill 8-7.UNC moves to 19-13 overall and 2-7 in the ACC on the year while N.C. State falls to 14-15 (5-7).Offense was the key word of the afternoon as several Tar Heels set season and career highs.

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UNC Blazes Seminoles

Although they couldn't stop the rain, the North Carolina men's tennis players had little trouble holding off Florida State on Saturday afternoon.Paced by a strong doubles effort and a balanced team attack, UNC made quick work of FSU with a 6-1 victory.The Tar Heels gained momentum with early victories at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles.

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Women's Lacrosse Wins Pair

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The No. 7 North Carolina women's lacrosse team defeated No. 13 Penn State 19-9 on Penn State's Bigler Field. The Tar Heels (7-3) got three goals and three assists from Betsy Gaines and four goals and one assist from both Kellie Thompson and Amy Havrilla, en route to downing the Nittany Lions (3-6). Penn State's Kristin Wood opened the second half with a goal a minute into the period.

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Move Indoors Aids Women's Tennis Win

The North Carolina women's tennis team weathered Saturday's storm, rallying to win against Florida State at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center in the team's first ACC match of the season.UNC (10-3, 1-0 in the ACC) won the match 6-1 after winning the doubles point and four three-set matches.There was not a cloud in the sky when Julie Rotondi's 6-1, 6-2 victory gave UNC its first singles point, but with the Tar Heels leading 2-1, it began to rain.And the forecast for the Tar Heels was bleak.Marlene Mejia, the team's top player, was in the midst of her second set.

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Track Wins 5 Events At Raleigh Relays

RALEIGH -- N.C. State's Paul Derr Track was packed. The stands were full, the shaded area next to the grandstand was littered with athletes seeking shelter from the sun, and the track itself was crowded by the participants of the Raleigh Relays. More than 100 teams were expected to show from colleges and clubs across the country in what was billed as one of the largest meets on the East coast. Against such a variety of talent, North Carolina's track and field athletes made their presence known by scooping up five first-place trophies.

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Haus Falls to Former Team

North Carolina men's lacrosse coach John Haus knew that Johns Hopkins was bringing the most talented defense in the nation to Fetzer Field on Saturday.After all, Haus coached the Blue Jays to consecutive national final fours before taking the head job at his alma mater this season.But even Haus' first-hand knowledge of the No.

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Double Helps UNC Edge Cavaliers

For the majority of the 2001 softball season, North Carolina has been plagued by missed opportunities to win close ball games.Entering Saturday's doubleheader against ACC rival Virginia, the Tar Heels had lost nine of the 13 contests this season that were decided by two runs or less, many of those losses at the hands of top competition. Against the Cavaliers at Finley Field, UNC alleviated the problem in the first game, prevailing 2-1 in nine innings in its ACC opener.

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Long Road Stretches Before Haus

He left his players after only two seasons, but John Haus left the Johns Hopkins lacrosse program no worse than it was before.North Carolina's first-year lacrosse coach guided the Blue Jays to consecutive final fours in 1999 and 2000, nurturing hope among Hopkins boosters that he, finally, would be the one to lead the Blue Jays to the promised land -- their first title since 1987.It just wasn't meant to be. His alma mater came calling, and Haus couldn't resist.It wasn't easy to go.

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Williams' Chance To Shine Cut Short

DURHAM -- Worthy. Jamison. Carter. Rosenbluth. Wallace. Lynch. Perkins. The list goes on and on.Jawad Williams wants to throw his name into the very large hat filled with the long line of great forwards who have donned Carolina blue.One of three high school seniors who have committed to play for North Carolina next season, Williams said after Wednesday night's McDonald's All-American game at Cameron Indoor Stadium that he's confident his name will land safely in that cap."I see myself being the next one," Williams said.

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Haus to Face Off Against Old Team

What a strange sight it promises to be for John Haus on Saturday at Fetzer Field.On the field in front of North Carolina's lacrosse coach will be the players from Johns Hopkins, the team Haus coached to consecutive final fours in his two seasons as the Blue Jays' head coach before coming to UNC this season.On the sideline next to him will be David Pietramala, the man who not only took Haus' spot at Johns Hopkins but also was an All-American defenseman for the Blue Jays in the late 1980s at the outset of Haus' stint as defensive coordinator.Pietramala's assistant coaches, meanwhile, Se

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Track to Compete Against 100 Other Squads

North Carolina men's and women's track team will travel to Raleigh for Adidas Raleigh Relays at Paul Derr track at N.C. State. More than 100 collegiate teams and track clubs will be represented in the two-day event, including ACC rivals N.C. State, Duke, Virginia and Florida State. The Tar Heels are coming off a successful showing at last weekend's UNC Challenge Cup as both the men's and women's teams took first place in front of Duke, N.C. State and St. Augustine.

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