We lately detailed the bevy of Tar Heel groups making their presence recognized on the nationwide scene this spring.
As of the final writing, the sphere hockey group had received their third straight nationwide championship and each males’s and girls’s soccer groups made their respective ultimate 4 earlier than dropping.
Since then, a fourth UNC squad has added their identify to the checklist of groups to make their sport’s ultimate 4: the ladies’s tennis group.
The Tar Heels took on archrival Duke on Wednesday night time within the quarterfinals and superior previous the Blue Devils with a convincing 4-1 victory.
Carolina will now tackle no. 5 Pepperdine on Friday night at 5:30 p.m. ET on the Tennis Channel for the proper to advance to the nationwide championship. UNC beat Pepperdine 4-1 earlier this season en path to their indoor nationwide championship.
On the opposite aspect of the bracket, no. 2 Texas takes on no. 6 NC State at 11:00 a.m. ET.
That is the fourth time the ladies have made the Ultimate 4 (2010, 2014, 2019), however 2014 was the one time they’ve superior to the Nationwide Championship. That season they misplaced to UCLA 4-3.
We beforehand mentioned three different Carolina groups additionally vying for nationwide titles.
Sadly, the lads’s tennis group misplaced to Georgia 4-3 within the Candy 16.
Nevertheless, each lacrosse groups are nonetheless alive and effectively of their respective NCAA Tournaments. The women and men are each the primary total nationwide seed and in fine condition to proceed advancing.
The ladies will tackle no. 8 Stony Brook within the Elite Eight on Saturday at midday ET. In the identical spherical, the lads will tackle unseeded Rutgers on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Ought to each groups win UNC may have positioned six totally different groups into the ultimate 4 this spring. Fairly a feat.
The Tar Heels may additionally win as many as 4 nationwide championships this spring earlier than all is alleged and carried out.
Keep tuned as we proceed to replace you on the outcomes of UNC’s girls’s tennis group and males’s and girls’s lacrosse groups all through their NCAA Match runs.
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