Monday's college roundup
UNC women claim ITA title
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Whitney Kay won a three-set match to give No. 8 North Carolina a 4-3 win over top-seeded and No. 2 ranked UCLA for the title at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships on Monday for the program’s first team national title.
It is the second time in three days that the freshman won a three-setter for the decisive point, this time winning the final set in a tiebreak.
Just as they had against third-seeded USC in the quarterfinals, the Tar Heels (9-0) struggled early in doubles and ultimately dropped the point to the top-seeded Bruins.
UNC had to win four of six singles matches to claim the championship.
No. 11 Gina Suarez-Malaguti got UNC on the board next a 6-3, 6-4 win over No. 6 Robin Anderson.
For UNC, the win marks the program’s first team national championship in its second ITA indoor final. The Tar Heels fell to Northwestern in the 2010 title match, setting the tone for a season that saw UNC reach the No. 1 national ranking and the semifinals of the NCAA Championship.
Cangrejo leads Duke women’s golf
PALOS VERDES, Calif. — Duke’s Alejandra Cangrejo fired an opening-round 70 to lead the fifth-ranked Blue Devils women’s golf team into a tie for second place at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge on Monday at the Palos Verdes Golf Club.
The Blue Devils posted an opening round 6-over 290 to end the first round in a tie with Florida, two shots behind first round leader UCLA.
Cangrejo opened her round with four consecutive pars before registering a birdie on the par-5 fifth hole. Cangrejo followed with four pars to close out the front side in 34, before bogeying the par-four 11th hole.
UCLA totaled a four-over-par, 288, to take the team lead in the event, while Duke (290), Florida (290), Southern California (298), Texas (299), Baylor (302), Oregon (303), Colorado (304), Arizona State (305), Pepperdine (306) and Wake Forest (306) rounding out the top 10.