College Notebook

Tar Heels win indoor tennis national title

News ReleasesFebruary 12, 2013 

— No. 8 North Carolina completed a strong run through the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in dramatic fashion Monday, defeating top-seeded and No. 2 UCLA 4-3 to claim the women’s tennis program’s first team national title.

For the second time in three days, freshman Whitney Kay won a three-setter to clinch the final point, this time winning the final set in a tiebreaker.

Just as they had against third-seeded Southern California in the quarterfinals, the Tar Heels (9-0) struggled early in doubles and ultimately dropped the point to the Bruins.

That meant North Carolina had to win four of six singles matches against a Bruins lineup headed by one of the nation’s top players in Robin Anderson.

The Tar Heels got wins from Gina Suarez-Malaguti – 6-3, 6-4 against Anderson – at No. 1 singles, and from Kay at No. 3, Caroline Price at No. 5 and Tessa Lyons at No. 6.


Duke: Forward Mason Plumlee was named ACC Player of the Week for the second time this season after leading Duke to ACC wins against N.C. State and Boston College.


N.C. State: The Wolfpack women’s team is tied for seventh place after the second day of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic. The tournament is being played at the par-72, 6,191-yard River Course at the Rio Mar Country Club. Sophomore Augusta James is tied for 12th place at 3-over 147.


Campbell: The Camels continued their best start in eight seasons with a 4-0 performance at the Hampton Inn Invitational. Junior first baseman Raven Lee and sophomore pitcher Julia Callicutt earned accolades.

Track & Field

Saint Augustine’s: Junior Moussa Dembele was named NCAA Division II Male National Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. He ran the 60 meter hurdles in 7.75 seconds at the CIAA Indoor Championships over the weekend. His time is the seventh-best in Division II history.

• Saint Augustine’s remained atop the NCAA Division II men’s indoor track and field rankings for a second straight week after winning its 16th consecutive CIAA Indoor Championship.

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