ATHENS, Ga. — North Carolinas mens tennis season came to an end Sunday with a 4-2 loss to second-ranked Oklahoma in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals on the University of Georgia campus.
North Carolina (27-6) earned the doubles point and got a No. 1 singles victory from Brayden Schnur, but it is the Sooners (27-3) who will play in Mondays 5 p.m. semifinals. The freshman pair of Jack Murray and Ronnie Schneider beat Alex Ghilea and Nick Papac 8-6 at No. 3 doubles just before 25th-ranked Brett Clark and Schnur won 8-5 at No. 1 doubles over Axel Alvarez and Dane Webb to give the Tar Heels the double point.
Schnur, a freshman, got North Carolinas single win, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 7-5 against fifth-ranked Guillermo Alcorta.
N.C. State: Tina Iosefa and Glasco each hit two home runs and the fourth-seeded Georgia Bulldogs hit six homers total to defeat the Wolfpack 9-1 and force a second game to decide the NCAA Athens Regional. N.C. State (36-17) offense was limited to a run on five hits after tallying five runs on eight hits Saturday against Chelsea Wilkinson and the Bulldogs (48-13). Renada Davis provided the lone run for the Wolfpack with a home run.
Track and Field
East Carolina: The Pirates womens team pulled away on the final day of the Conference USA outdoor track and field championships in Houston, piling up 140 points to runner-up Rices 74. The men finished with 124 points, which put them second to Texas-San Antonios 172.
For the womens team, Tania Minkins and Tyshonda Hawkins were 1-2 in the 100 meters and then swapped places in the 200. The pair was half of the 400 relay champion, too. Tynita Butts (high jump) and Kayla Padgett (discus) were among the field event winners.
With her victory Saturday, Butts became the second four-time outdoor track champion in conference history. She joined South Florida Chandra Brewer (shot put 2002-05) as the only four-time C-USA individual champions. Butts cleared 1.91 meters on her final attempt and then missed on three tries to break the meet record of 1.92 set in 2006 by Gaelle Niare of Southern Methodist.