No. 6 UNC women hand No. 14 Miami its 1st ACC loss
No. 6 North Carolina extended its winning streak to nine matches with a 5-2 victory over No. 14 Miami on Saturday afternoon from Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
North Carolina (20-3. 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) did something that no team had been unable to do in nearly a full calendar year, win the doubles point from the Hurricanes.
The third-ranked duo of Jamie Loeb and Hayley Carter set the tone with an 8-2 victory over No. 23 tandem of Clementina Riobueno and Monique Albuquerque.
Miami (14-3, 8-1) evened the doubles portion with a win on court three, but Ashley Dai and Whitney Kay held for an 8-3 win on court two to take a 1-0 lead.
The Hurricanes tied the match 1-1 with a win at six singles, before top-ranked Jamie Loeb and No. 7 Hayley Carter won in straight sets to give the Tar Heels a 3-1 advantage.
At five singles, Kate Vialle clinched the victory by closing out the second set with a 7-6 (7-4) win.
No. 47 Caroline Price picked up a win on court three to make it 5-1, before Miami won at four singles to close the match.
Carolina will host Florida State on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Tennis Match Results
Miami vs North Carolina
4/4/2014 at Chapel Hill, N.C.
(Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)
#6 North Carolina 5, #14 Miami 2
1. #1 Jamie Loeb (NC) def. #49 Kelsey Laurente (UM) 6-3, 6-3 2. #7 Hayley Carter (NC) def. #61 Stephanie Wagner (UM) 6-2, 6-1 3. #47 Caroline Price (NC) def. Clementina Riobueno (UM) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 4. Lina Lileikite (UM) def. Ashley Dai (NC) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 5. Kate Vialle (NC) def. Melissa Bolivar (UM) 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) 6. Monique Albuquerque (UM) def. Tessa Lyons (NC) 6-3, 6-1
1. #3 Jamie Loeb/Hayley Carter (NC) def. #23 Clementina Riobueno/Monique Albuquerque (UM) 8-2 2. Ashley Dai/Whitney Kay (NC) def. #28 Melissa Bolivar/Kelsey Laurente (UM) 8-3 3. Stephanie Wagner/Lina Lileikite (UM) def. Caroline Price/Laura Slater (NC) 8-4
Miami 14-3, 8-1 ACC; National ranking #14 North Carolina 20-3, 9-1 ACC; National ranking #6 Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (6,1,2,5,3,4)