Noth Carolina 4, Duke
Noth Carolina 4, Duke 0May 14, 2005
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - For the second time this season, the 13th-ranked North Carolina women's tennis team defeated 15th-ranked Duke and with the win, advanced to the round of 16 in the NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championships in Athens, Ga. Carolina blanked the Blue Devils 4-0 Saturday afternoon in the second-round regional at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
With the win, UNC (21-9) ended Duke's longstanding success in NCAA second-round matches; Duke (16-11) had advanced to the round of 16 for the past 14 straight years. Carolina finishes the 2005 season with a 16-0 home record and advances to the NCAA round of 16 for the third time in the last four years.
"The players deserve this opportunity," said Head Coach Brian Kalbas after the win. "This is such a wonderful group of girls, and for many of them, it will be their first trip to the NCAA round of 16. It's a special treat to know that we are one of the top 16 teams in the country and that we've proven it on the court."
By winning the match, UNC retained its full point in the Carlyle Cup that it had already earned by beating Duke during the regular season. The Carlyle Cup is a season-long, all-sport competion between North Carolina and Duke. The point standings do not change as a result of Saturday's match. UNC currently leads Duke, 15.5 to 10.5.
Duke won the first doubles match after Clelia Deltour and Tory Zawacki 8-5 at the No. 2 spot. But Carolina battled at No. 1 and 2. Kendall Cline and Aniela Mojzis, the nation's fifth-ranked doubles tandem, came back from being down 5-6 to defeat Jackie Carleton and Kristin Cargill 8-6 at No. 1.
UNC's Caitlin Collins and Tanja Markovic clinched the doubles point at the No. 3 spot and moved the Tar Heels to 1-0 in the match after taking an 8-6 win over the Blue Devils' Parker Goyer and Jennifer Zika.
Mojzis, ranked 41st in singles, quickly moved the match score to 2-0 after cruising past No. 97 Carleton 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1.
Sophomore Jenna Long then won 6-4, 6-2 at the No. 3 spot, defeating Duke's Deltour. Long is now 19-5 at the No. 3 spot in dual-match play and her overall record improves to 36-8.
Junior Tanja Markovic clinched the match shortly after Long's victory by defeating Zika 6-2, 6-0 at No. 6.
The Carolina/Duke regular season match was closer than Saturday's NCAA second round regional. On April 13, UNC came away with the 4-3 victory at home as Mojzis came back from being down 0-4 in the third set to clinch the match at No. 2.
NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Tournament
North Carolina Regional
Saturday, May 14, 2005, 11 a.m.
#13 North Carolina 4, #15 Duke 0
Doubles (One point to North Carolina):
1. #5 Kendall Cline/Aniela Mojzis (UNC) def. Jackie Carleton/Kristin Cargill (Duke), 8-6
2. Clelia Deltour/Tory Zawacki (Duke) def. #40 Sara Anundsen/Jenna Long (UNC), 8-5
3. Caitlin Collins/Tanja Markovic (UNC) def. Parker Goyer/Jennifer Zika (Duke), 8-6*
Order of finish: 2,1,3
1. #41 Aniela Mojzis (UNC) def. #97 Jackie Carleton (Duke), 6-3, 6-0
2. #24 Kendall Cline (UNC) led. Saras Arasu (Duke), 6-4, 2-2
3. Jenna Long (UNC) def. Clelia Deltour (Duke), 6-4, 6-2
4. Kristin Cargill (Duke) led Sara Anundsen (UNC), 6-4, 1-2
5. Tory Zawacki (Duke) led Caitlin Collins (UNC), 7-5, 0-1
6. Tanja Markovic (UNC) def. Jennifer Zika (Duke), 6-2, 6-0*
Order of finish: 1,3,6
North Carolina (22-9)
-- Courtesy North Carolina