Carolina will defend its ITA Indoor National Championship in Charlottesville, Va., on Feb. 7-10. The Tar Heels defeated UCLA in the title match last season for its first indoor national championship.
North Carolina (4-0) had a comfortable time in doubles for the second-straight day, winning the point in about 30 minutes.
The 12th-ranked duo of Jamie Loeb and Hayley Carter won 6-0 at No. 2 doubles, while No. 10 Whitney Kay and Caroline Price wrapped up the point with a 6-3 victory at No. 1 doubles.
In singles, Loeb raced to a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 1. Her classmate Carter finished moments later with a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 2 singles to put the Tar Heels up 3-0.
Price clinched the match with a 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 4 singles in the longest match of the season to date, going two hours, 10 minutes.
The Tar Heels will host Texas A&M on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 5 p.m., in their final match before the indoor championship.
Tennis Match Results
Memphis vs North Carolina
1/26/2014 at Chapel Hill, N.C.
(Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)
#3 North Carolina 4, #31 Memphis 1
1. #2 Jamie Loeb (NC) def. Stefanie Mikesz (MEM) 6-1, 6-0
2. #5 Hayley Carter (NC) def. Skylar Kuykendall (MEM) 6-1, 6-1
3. #88 Whitney Kay (NC) vs. Caroline Wegner (MEM) 6-7 (4-7), 0-2, unfinished
4. Caroline Price (NC) def. Alyssa Hibberd (MEM) 6-3, 6-4
5. Anki Wind (MEM) def. #118 Ashley Dai (NC) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1
6. Tessa Lyons (NC) vs. Marta Morga (MEM) 2-6, 6-2, unfinished
1. #10 Caroline Price/Whitney Kay (NC) def. Alyssa Hibberd/Caroline Wegner (MEM) 6-3
2. #12 Jamie Loeb/Hayley Carter (NC) def. Skylar Kuykendall/Marta Morga (MEM) 6-0
3. Laura Slater/Ashley Dai (NC) vs. Anki Wind/Stefanie Mikesz (MEM) 5-2, unfinished
Memphis 1-1; National ranking #31
North Carolina 4-0; National ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (1,2,5,4)