Four Heels named All-American in tennis

From News ReleasesJune 5, 2014 

North Carolina placed a program record four women’s tennis players on the All-America Team for Division I, announced Thursday by the ITA.

Junior Caroline Price and sophomore Whitney Kay earned All-America honors in doubles, while freshmen Hayley Carter and Jamie Loeb earned All-America status in both singles and doubles.

The Tar Heels’ quartet was second only to UCLA’s five players on the team.

To earn ITA All-America honors, a singles player must be a top 16 seed in the NCAA Singles Championship, reach the round of 16 in NCAA Singles Championship or finish in the Top 20 of the final ITA National Singles Rankings.

In doubles, a player must be a top eight seed in the NCAA Doubles Championship, reach the quarterfinals in the NCAA Doubles Championship or finish in the Top 10 of the final ITA National Doubles Rankings.

Duke: Three members of the second-ranked Duke women’s tennis team were named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-America list.

Sophomore Beatrice Capra and junior Ester Goldfeld received the honor in singles, while Capra and senior Hanna Mar were each named ITA All-Americans in doubles.

Duke tied Virginia and Georgia for the third-most All-Americans on the list with three.


Campbell: Six former Camels have been selected to the Big South’s All-Decade teams, announced by the conference.

Campbell placed five on the 1986-89 team, including pitcher Cory Satterfield, outfielder Randy Hood, designated hitter Bob Palentchar and infielders Greg Cloninger and John Posey.

J.C. Hendrix made the 1990-99 team as a utility player.

Women’s volleyball

Duke: Junior Christina Vucich was named to the USA Beach Volleyball U23 Women’s Elite Ten Team following tryouts this past May. The Elite Ten team is comprised of 10 athletes per gender and age group who will be considered for international competition. Vucich is currently training for the opportunity to compete in FIVB U23 World Championships June 10-15 in Myslowice, Poland.

Vucich, a 6-foot-4 setter/rightside hitter from Morrisville, has appeared in 23 matches over her first two campaigns with the Blue Devils. She has totaled 264 assists, averaging 5.39 per set, while also adding 40 kills and eight blocks.

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