College notebook: Tar Heels women ranked No. 3 in ITA tennis

From News ReleasesJanuary 4, 2014 

The North Carolina women’s tennis team is ranked No. 3, according to the first ITA Tennis team rankings of the 2014 season. Additionally, freshmen Jamie Loeb and Hayley Carter check in at Nos. 2 and 5, respectively, in the singles rankings.

Loeb and Carter lead four Carolina players ranked in singles. Sophomore Whitney Kay is 88th and Ashley Dai comes in at 118th.

In the doubles rankings, Kay and Caroline Price are 10th, while Loeb and Carter are 12th in the nation.

Laura Slater and Kate Vialle are 42nd in the doubles rankings.

Despite defeating top-ranked Robin Anderson of UCLA twice in the fall, Loeb heads into her second semester of competition as the second-ranked player in the county. The Ossining, N.Y., native finished the fall with a 19-1 record.

Carter was 19-3 in the fall with her three setbacks coming at the hands of Anderson, third-ranked Beatrice Capra of Duke and No. 4 Lauren Herring of Georgia.

Kay and Price compiled a 5-2 record in the fall while competing in just two events.

Carolina returns to the court at the Freeman Memorial Championship on Jan. 18-20 in Las Vegas, Nev. The Tar Heels then open the spring season with home matches against Elon and UNCG on Jan. 22 at 2 and 7 p.m., respectively.


Duke: Freshman midfielder Rebecca Quinn recently returned from a training camp with the Canada U-20 Women’s National Team that took place from Dec. 11-21 in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Quinn, who is a product of Toronto, started the first four matches of her collegiate career before being saddled with injuries. After being injured against New Mexico on Sept. 1, Quinn only played in three other matches the rest of the season. The midfielder collected one assist against Boston College. She has been a part of Canada’s U-20 and U-17 National Teams.

During the training, Canada scrimmaged one team winning 6-0 and had its second contest snowed out.

Swimming and diving

N.C. State: The Wolfpack swimming and diving team is set to begin the 2014 portion of its schedule when the squad travels to Athens, Ga., to compete against Georgia inside the Gabrielsen Natatorium. Competition is set to begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The Wolfpack men enter the meet with a 3-2 ledger for the season after defeating UNC Wilmington in its most recent dual meet, while the women’s squad owns a 5-1 mark this year and also captured a victory against the Seahawks in its most recent dual meet.

Georgia enters the meet on Saturday with an undefeated 6-0 ledger and a No. 4 ranking on the women’s side, while the 10th-ranked men’s team holds a 5-1 record.

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