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.

Basketball

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.

Golf

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.

Softball

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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