#3 UNC Downs Clemson In ACC Home Opener
Release: 03/03/2017

CHAPEL HILL - The North Carolina women’s tennis team won its Atlantic Coast Conference home opener Friday with a 6-1 victory over Clemson at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. The third-ranked Tar Heels improved to 13-1 overall and 2-0 in ACC play with the win, while the Tigers fell to 3-6 overall and 0-2 in the conference.


Carolina opened the match with an early 1-0 lead after taking the doubles point. 


Hayley Carter and Jessie Aney, ranked third nationally, teamed at No. 1 doubles to earn a 6-2 victory. On court two, Chloe Ouellet-Pizer and Alexa Graham recorded a 6-2 win of their own to clinch the opening point. 


No. 3 Carter was the first to finish in singles play with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep of Fernanda Navarro on court one. 


On court five, 70th-ranked Makenna Jones added to the Tar Heel lead with a 6-1, 6-2 defeat of Constanza Gorches.


Moments later, No. 40 Graham clinched UNC’s 48th straight home match on court four, winning 6-2, 6-3 over Sydney Riley.  


No. 19 Aney also won 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (10-8) against Marie Leduc on court three.


Clemson earned its first point on court two as Ayan Broomfield beat UNC’s fourth-ranked Sara Daavettila 6-4, 6-3. 


Ouellet-Pizer finished the day with a victory on court six. After dropping her first set 6-4, she stormed back to win the second set 6-3 and closed out the match with an 11-9 win in a third-set tiebreaker. 


The Tar Heels visit Boston College on Sunday at 10 a.m. for another ACC matchup. 


Results, March 3

#3 North Carolina 6, Clemson 1

Singles Results

#3 Hayley Carter (UNC) def. Fernanda Navarro (Clemson) 6-0, 6-0

Ayan Broomfield (Clemson) def. #4 Sara Daavettila (UNC) 6-4, 6-3

#19 Jessie Aney (UNC) def. Marie Leduc (Clemson) 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (10-8) 

#40 Alexa Graham (UNC) def. Sydney Riley (Clemson) 6-2, 6-3

#70 Makenna Jones (UNC) def. Constanza Gorches (Clemson) 6-1, 6-2

Chloe Ouellet-Pizer (UNC) def. Ally Miller-Krasilnikov (Clemson) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (11-9) 


Order of Finish: 1, 5, 4, 3, 2, 6


Doubles Results

#3 Carter/Aney (UNC) def. Navarro/Leduc (Clemson) 6-2

Ouellet-Pizer/Graham (UNC) def. Miller-Krasilnikov/Riley (Clemson) 6-2

Daavettila/James-Baker (UNC) def. Broomfield/Gorches (Clemson) 5-1, unfinished


Order of Finish: 1, 2 

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