College Notebook: UNC's Loeb gets tennis honor; NCSU softball player touted

From News ReleasesMarch 4, 2014 

— North Carolina freshman Jamie Loeb was honored as ACC Women's Tennis Player of the Week on Tuesday after another unbeaten week for the the No. 1 ranked tennis player in the country.

Loeb was 2-0 in singles play this past week and teamed with doubles partner Hayley Carter to record a 2-0 record as well.

The much anticipated match between Loeb and second-ranked Beatrice Capra of Duke lived up to the hype Sunday in Durham. Capra was able to take the first set, but Loeb answered by winning the next two sets for a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory.

Loeb and Carter, the No. 9-ranked doubles tandem, earned an 8-6 win over Capra and Hanna Mar of Duke, who entered the match ranked fourth in the nation.

Loeb, of Ossining, N.Y., is 33-2 in singles this season, and 4-0 in the ACC. Loeb and Carter have compiled a 22-3 doubles record, 2-0 in the conference.

In the latest round of ITA Women's Team Rankings released on Tuesday, North Carolina checks in at No. 12 in the country. The Tar Heels will face No. 5 Virginia on Saturday in Charlottesville and then No. 55 Virginia Tech on Sunday.

Softball

N.C. State: Junior pitcher Emily Weiman has been named ACC Player of the Week after she helped lead the Wolfpack to a 4-0 record last week, earning the win in all four games.

Last Tuesday against St. Bonaventure, she threw her second career no-hitter, blanking the Bonnies in a complete game shutout.

The game was shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule, but Weiman still finished with seven strikeouts and two walks. In the first game of the doubleheader against Virginia on Saturday, she tossed her fourth consecutive shutout in a 3-0 win.

Weiman carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning of the second game of the doubleheader, before a bloop single fell in for the first hit of the game for the Cavaliers. She had four strikeouts in that game and tacked on four strikeouts Sunday, when she allowed one earned run.

She finished the weekend with 24 innings pitched, struck out 19 batters, allowed 12 hits and three earned runs. She improved her record on the season to 8-5.

Baseball

UNC Asheville 8, N.C. Central 4: The host Bulldogs snapped a seven-game losing streak, getting season highs in runs and hits (12).

N.C. Central (2-8-1) led 3-1 heading into the bottom of the fourth, but UNC Asheville (2-7) scored two runs in the fourth and fifth innings and three more in the sixth to pull away.

Phillip Treadway went 3-for-3 with a walk to lead UNC Asheville.

Eric Kimber had two hits and an RBI for N.C. Central.

Basketball

Shaw: Shaw will host a Lady Bears Championship Celebration at 1 p.m. Friday to recognize the accomplishment of the 2013-14 women’s team, which won its fourth consecutive CIAA championship on Saturday in Charlotte.

The celebration will bring together members of the administration – including Acting President Dr. Gaddis Faulcon – staff, faculty, alumni and students to offer their congratulations to the team, including coach Jacques Curtis.

The celebration will be on the third floor of Estey Hall on the Shaw campus.

Shaw has won the past four CIAA women’s basketball championships. The Bears will compete in the NCAA tournament against an opponent to be announced Sunday at 10 p.m.

Elon: Seniors Lucas Troutman and Sebastian Koch earned All-Southern Conference honors. Troutman was a first-team selection by the media and was named to the 10-member All-SoCon coaches’ team. Koch was a third-team selection by the media.

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