UNC Women’s Tennis wins national championship

The University of North Carolina has added another national championship to the collection.

On Saturday night, the Tar Heels’ women’s tennis team claimed the 2023 national championship with a win over rival NC State. The 4-1 win delivered the program its first national championship and 49th overall across any sport for the university.

After taking down Georgia in Friday’s semifinals, it set up a classic matchup between the two rivals and with UNC getting it done, it made it that much sweeter for them. With UNC winning the last four ITA Indoor Team National Championships, they finally accomplished the feat of wining an outdoor title.

UNC won the doubles point to start the day before NC State rallied to tie it with a doubles win right after. But three-straight singles wins from Fiona Crawley, Carson Tanguilig, and Elizabeth Scotty delivered the title.

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The Tar Heels finished the year with just one loss, coming at the hands of NC State earlier in the season. UNC finished 2-1 this year against the Wolfpack.

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