UNC’s Jamie Loeb to face Caroline Wozniacki at U.S. Open
NEW YORK 2015 NCAA singles champion Jamie Loeb will face 4th-seed Caroline Wozniacki in her professional debut next week at the U.S. Open.
The newest player on the women’s tour after deciding to forgo her final two seasons at North Carolina earlier this month, Loeb, at age 20, will face one of the most accomplished players in the world in Wozniacki, a former World No. 1 on the WTA Tour. She was runner-up at the 2009 and 2014 US Opens.
No stranger to the grounds at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Loeb won the inaugural American Collegiate Invitational last September in Flushing, N.Y.
She grew up in nearby Ossining, a town that sits near the Hudson River. Loeb, ranked No. 411 in the world, has been coming to the Open since she was a preschooler.
Since winning the NCAA title in May, Loeb won a hard-court challenger tournament in El Paso, Texas, in June. She was named ACC Player of the Year both seasons at UNC.
Specific times and dates of US Open first-round matches will be announced at a later date.
N.C. State: The team will open the 2015 season this weekend at the Gamecock Invitational hosted by South Carolina. The Wolfpack will play N.C. Central at 4:30 p.m. Friday inside the Carolina Volleyball Center.
On Saturday, N.C. State will take on Southeastern Louisiana at 10 a.m. before returning to the court later that evening to face host South Carolina at 7 p.m..
NCCU: The team will also play two contests on Saturday at the Gamecock Invitational against host South Carolina and Southeastern Louisiana.
Elon: The team begins its 2015 campaign this weekend at the Radford/Virginia Tech Invite. The Phoenix faces Washington State at 7 p.m. Friday in Radford, Va.. On Saturday, Aug. 29, the Phoenix faces the hosts Hokies at noon in Blacksburg, Va., before returning to Radford to take on the Highlanders at 7 p.m.
Duke: Duke opens the 2015 campaign at the LBSU/CSF Baden Invitational Aug. 28-29 in Long Beach and Fullerton, Calif. The Blue Devils’ first match is set for 4 p.m. against St. Mary’s. at Titan Gym in Fullerton.
ECU: The team will play five of its next six matches on the road and opens up a four-game road trip that begins in Williamsburg, Va., against William & Mary on Friday, Aug. 28 at Martin Stadium. Opening kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
Campbell: The Camels will kick off its 2015 regular season campaign at 7 p.m. Friday with a visit to Davidson.
Elon: Coach Matt Matheny announced the addition of five newcomers: Sheldon Eberhardt, Karolis Kundrotas, Steven Santa Ana, Tyler Seibring, and Dainan Swoope will all don the maroon and gold next season.
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