UNC Women's Tennis secures 12th Atlantic Coast Conference Title

The UNC women's tennis program continues its success as it adds another ACC title to its historic resume.
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For the 12th time in program history, the UNC women's tennis team has earned the ACC title.

This title marks the first time since 2021 that the Tar Heels have won the ACC crown, as they've now claimed both the regular season and tournament titles.

Due to weather, the ACC championship match between North Carolina and Virginia had to be played indoors in Cary, North Carolina, but that didn't slow down the Tar Heels in their pursuit of another championship title. The UNC women's tennis team went on to win 4-1,

Here's how it all went down:

The Tar Heels duo of Elizabeth Scotty and Anika Yarlagadda gave North Carolina the advantage after they won their doubles match 6-2. Abbey Forbes and Reilly Tran won their doubles match by a score of 6-3 to clinch the doubles point for the Tar Heels.

Fiona Crawley and Carson Tanguilig added to the fun as they went on to win their doubles match over Virginia's No. 7-ranked duo by a score of 6-2.

With the doubles point secured, Carolina's focus shifted to three wins in singles play.

After dropping the first set, Elizabeth Scotty battled back to force a third set. She went on to win the second set and left little doubt in the third set to earn a much-needed point for North Carolina.

Reilly Tran won in straight sets (6-4, 6-2) to inch the Tar Heels closer to its fourth point, and freshman Tatum Evans sealed the deal with her three-set victory to clinch the ACC title.

Now that the ACC regular season and tournament titles are secured, the 22-3 UNC women's tennis team will await the NCAA Tournament seedings to find out who their next opponent will be. The Tar Heels are slated to compete once again at some point during the weekend of May 3-5.