The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) women's tennis team defeated the Florida Gators 4-1, Friday afternoon in the Super Regional round of the NCAA Tournament at Chewning Tennis Center. The win over Florida set a new single-season home hit record, with 18 home wins during the 2023 outdoor campaign.
The Tar Heels will face the winner of Texas and Pepperdine in the NCAA Quarterfinals, Wednesday, May 17 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida. After falling 3-6 on the doubles two court, Reese Brantmeier and Reilly Tran won 6-3 on court three to enforce a doubles decision on court one.
After a back and forth battle, Fiona Crawley and Abbey Forbes fell 6-7. Florida entered singles with a 1-0 lead. Down 0-1, the Tar Heels started singles on missions. Reese Brantmeier dominated court one, winning 6-3, 6-1 and drawing match one apiece.
It was followed by a win by Reily Tran on court five to give North Carolina their first lead of the night. The Tar Heels capped off the Gators' season with back-to-back wins by Anika Yarlagadda and Fiona Crawley on courts six and one.
Carson Tanguilig and Elizabeth Scotty's games went unfinished.
No. 8 Reese Brantmeier (UNC) def. No. 17 Sarah Dahlstrom (UF) 6-3, 6-1 No. 1 Fiona Crawley (UNC) def. No. 45 Carly Briggs (UF) 6-2, 6-3 (clinch) No.
28 Carson Tanguilig (UNC) vs. No. 99 Alicia Dudeney (UF) 6-6 (7-4), 3-0, UF No. 107 Elizabeth Scotty (UNC) vs. Rachel Gailis (UF) 6-4, 4-3, UF No. 100 Reilly Tran (UNC) def. Emily De Oliveira (UF) 6-3, 6-3 No. 38 Anika Yarlagadda (UNC) def.
Bente Spee (UF) 6-3, 6-2
No. 21 Dudeney/Spee (UF) def. Crawley/Forbes (UNC) 6-7 (clinch) No. 67 Briggs/Gailis (UF) def. Scotty/Tanguilig 3-6 Brantmeier/Tran (UNC) def. Shelton/Williams (UF) 6-3
About the UNC
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also known as UNC, is a public university in Chapel Hill in the US state of North Carolina.
Founded in 1789 at the start of George Washington's presidency, the institution began enrolling its first students in 1795, thereby claiming the title of one of the three oldest public universities in the United States. The first institution of higher learning in North Carolina, the school opened its doors to students on February 12, 1795.
The university offers degrees in more than 70 courses through 14 colleges and Colleges of Arts and Sciences. In 1951 North Carolina kicked off the desegregation process when African-American students were admitted under the direction of Dean Robert Burton House.
In 1952, North Carolina opened its first hospital, UNC Health Care, for research and disease treatment and has specialized in cancer research ever since. The institution's students, alumni, and sports teams are collectively known as the Tar Heels.
UNC has achieved notable successes in sports, particularly in men's basketball, where Michael Jordan played, in women's soccer and in women's field hockey.
Photo Credits: The Daily Tar Heel website
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