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    North Carolina Bests Northwestern in Chapel Hill, 6-1

    March 25, 2014

    Results

    Game Photo
    North Carolina Tar Heels #8 North Carolina 6, #11 Northwestern 1
    Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center • Chapel Hill, N.C.

    Box Score
    Northwestern

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Northwestern took four matches into the third set but ultimately fell to eighth-ranked North Carolina 6-1, snapping a four-match winning streak. Nida Hamilton was the lone winner for the Wildcats on Tuesday.

    Hamilton improved to 7-0 on the season with a 6-2, 6-7, 7-5 win over Kate Vialle.

    On the same day that she was named the Big Ten Conference Player of the Week, Veronica Corning matched up against the top-ranked singles player in the country. Jamie Loeb got the best of Corning, winning the match 6-2, 6-2. Belinda Niu had her 13-match winning streak snapped and suffered her first loss of the 2014 dual season, falling to No. 7 Hayley Carter 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.

    North Carolina claimed the doubles point with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 over a slightly altered NU lineup. At No. 2, Caroline Price and Whitney Kay, ranked 15th in the country, defeated Hamilton and Niu, 8-5. Ashley Dai and Tessa Lyons followed that with a narrow victory over Maddie Lipp and Manon Peri at No. 3 by an 8-6 score. Corning and Alicia Barnett were ahead of the ninth-ranked duo of Loeb and Carter, 7-6, when the match was abandoned.

    Northwestern is back in action tomorrow when the team travels to Durham, N.C. to face the No. 1-ranked Duke Blue Devils. There will be live scoring and live video for the match. The `Cats return home to the Combe Tennis Center this weekend, welcoming Ohio State on Saturday and Penn State on Sunday. Both matches are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

    Singles
    No. 1 - #1 Jamie Loeb (UNC) def. #44 Veronica Corning (NU), 6-2, 6-2
    No. 2 - #7 Hayley Carter (UNC) def. #36 Belinda Niu (NU), 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
    No. 3 - #47 Caroline Price (UNC) def. Alicia Barnett (NU), 2-6, 7-5, 6-4
    No. 4 - Whitney Kay (UNC) def. Manon Peri (NU), 6-2, 6-1
    No. 5 - Nida Hamilton (NU) def. Kate Vialle (UNC), 6-2, 6-7, 7-5 
    No. 6 - Ashley Dai (UNC) def. Jillian Rooney (NU), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
    Order of Finish: 1, 4, 6*, 2, 3, 5

    Doubles
    No. 1 - #21 Veronica Corning / Alicia Barnett (NU) vs. #3 Jamie Loeb / Hayley Carter (UNC), 7-6 (unfinished)
    No. 2 - #11 Caroline Price / Whitney Kay (UNC) def. Nida Hamilton / Belinda Niu (NU), 8-5
    No. 3 - Ashley Dai / Tessa Lyons (UNC) def. Maddie Lipp / Manon Peri (NU), 8-6
    Order of Finish: 2, 3*

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