2/8/2011 9:50pm

UNC men’s tennis: Service makes or breaks Hardy

North Carolina men’s tennis player Stefan Hardy’s serve has it all. On one point he can blast a serve down the middle; on another he can spin the serve out wide and clip the line — there seems to be a complex method to his madness.

1/27/2011 11:47pm

Jose Hernandez, a sophomore tennis player from the Dominican Republic

Head down, Hernandez all about results

Jose Hernandez is ranked by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association as the preseason No. 30 singles player. But the ITA doesn’t quite have the North Carolina sophomore’s attention.

1/23/2011 12:53pm

Hernandez overpowers 49ers

Sophomore North Carolina men’s tennis player Jose Hernandez worked on his return game, serving, volleying and backhand in the offseason. Just about everything except his forehand. He showed why his forehand needed little work Sunday, leading the Tar Heels to a commanding 7-0 victory against UNC-Charlotte with his powerful baseline game.

1/23/2011 12:53pm

The University of North Carolina Tar Heels took on the University of North Carolina-Charlotte Forty Niners on Sunday, January 23.


North Carolina men’s tennis began its regular season like a top FBS football team: by scheduling and beating a cupcake opponent. The No. 20 Tar Heels did not lose a set against UNC-Charlotte on Sunday, easily winning 7-0 in their first team match of the 2011 season.

1/23/2011 12:52pm

Doubles key to victory

North Carolina freshman Tessa Lyons crushed an unreturnable serve past Elon’s Jordan Johnston in a women’s tennis doubles match on Saturday. “I can’t hit Mach Five,” Johnston helplessly said to the Elon section of the stands as she shrugged her shoulders. North Carolina’s 6-foot-2 senior Jelena Durisic shot a smile at her doubles partner, slapped hands with her and then got back into ready position. Back to business. The freshman/senior doubles duo, which usually plays at No.

1/23/2011 12:52pm

UNC easily disposes of Elon, Winthrop

After a trip to the Final Four last season and a No. 6 preseason ranking, the North Carolina women’s tennis team has high expectations for this year. The team did not disappoint in the first dual match of the spring season, a doubleheader against Winthrop and Elon at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center on Saturday, with the Tar Heels easily winning both matches 7-0.

10/25/2010 10:10pm

Three Tar Heels reach finals in tennis tournament

While the majority of students flocked to fall break destinations to rehabilitate from the first two months of classes, the North Carolina women’s tennis team dominated play in the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels’ hard work paid off as three players saw action in the finals on Monday.

10/18/2010 10:12pm

Men's tennis team has solid performance at ITA Carolinas Regional

The ITA Carolinas Regional, already the fourth tournament of the team’s fall season and first indoors, wrapped up at UNC’s Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center on Monday. Results for the Tar Heels ranged from first-round exits to appearances in both the singles and doubles finals.

10/18/2010 10:04pm

UNC men's tennis destroys Demon Deacons

Different day, different format, same result. That was the story for North Carolina men’s tennis players Jose Hernandez and Joey Burkhardt in the ITA-USTA Carolinas Regional tournament this weekend. The pair beat Wake Forest’s Danny Kreyman and Jonathan Wolff 8-5 in doubles on Saturday, then each beat one of the same two Demon Deacons in singles on Sunday.

5/12/2010 6:54pm

Men’s, women’s tennis to begin NCAA Tournament

Both the men’s and the women’s tennis teams are set to begin the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.The men’s team will face Nebraska at 10 a.m. in Durham at the Ambler Tennis Stadium. The winner will face Duke or Virginia Commonwealth University for the regional championship, and have the opportunity to head to the NCAA Final 16.

4/26/2010 12:37am

Women's tennis team falls in ACC final

CARY — Shinann Featherston tripped hard at the beginning of her singles match Sunday, perfectly mirroring UNC’s fall to Georgia Tech.Even after hurting her wrist in the tumble, Featherston took care of her opponent, 6-0,6-2. But her success was not seen by the rest of the team.

4/18/2010 11:21pm

Sanaz Marand, ranked No. 30 in the nation, recorded three wins for UNC during weekend play. DTH/Alyssa Champion

No. 1 women's tennis nabs ACC season title, stays undefeated

After securing the ACC regular season title the day before, the North Carolina women’s tennis team had a chance to make history on Sunday.It only took 2 hours and 42 minutes to do so.The No. 1 Tar Heels (24-3, 11-0 ACC) defeated No. 15 Florida State (12-9, 6-4) 4-0 Sunday to become the first ACC team since the expansion to 12 schools in 2006 to finish the season undefeated in ACC play.“We clinched it, but we just wanted to win it outright and go 11-0,” senior Sanaz Marand said. “We just focused even more and tried to finish it off.”

4/18/2010 11:18pm

Men’s tennis rallies from behind to defeat Seminoles

With the score knotted at 3-3, sophomore Brennan Boyajian pulled out a three-set match to clinch a 4-3 victory for the North Carolina men’s tennis team against Florida State on Friday.Boyajian’s win was the last victory of a big rally for UNC in singles, as the Tar Heels climbed back from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the Seminoles. Boyajian won by a score of 6-2, 6-7, 6-2.