Jamie Loeb was named ACC Player of the Year on Wednesday.
Jamie Loeb was named ACC Player of the Year on Wednesday.
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Jamie Loeb Named ACC Player of the Year
Release: 04/23/2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Carolina freshman Jamie Loeb has been selected the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Year, while classmate Hayley Carter was named Freshman of the Year, announced Wednesday by Commissioner John Swofford.

Loeb, a native of Ossining, N.Y., is the third North Carolina player to earn Player of the Year honors, while Carter is the first Tar Heel to earn the Freshman of the Year award.

Loeb and Carter were voted to the nine player All-ACC first team by the league's 15 head coaches. Junior Caroline Price landed on the All-ACC second team.

Loeb, the top ranked player in the nation, has enjoyed one of the finest seasons in league history. She enters the ACC Tournament this week with a 45-2 overall singles record. Loeb went a perfect 14-0 in league matches and owns a 26-1 dual match record playing exclusively at No. 1 singles.

Carter, from Hilton Head, S.C., is ranked No. 5 nationally with a 41-6 overall singles record. She went 12-1 in ACC play and 20-2 in dual matches playing all spring on court No. 2.

Price, from Duluth, Ga., compiled a 21-4 singles record in garnering All-ACC honors for the second-straight season. She had an 11-2 record in league matches playing mostly at No. 3.

Loeb and Carter also make up the No. 3 doubles tandem in the country with a 30-3 overall mark. They went 9-0 against the ACC and are a perfect 16-0 in dual matches.

Price has teamed with Whitney Kay for the No. 10 doubles team in the nation. They own a 19-5 overall record, including an 8-2 mark in the league.

Loeb joins Gina Suarez-Malaguti (2013) and Cinda Gurney (1991, 1992, 1993) as the only players in program history to earn ACC Player of the Year honors.

Carolina is the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament that begins today at Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C. The Tar Heels will take on the winner of No. 8 Florida State and No. 9 Syracuse on Friday at 9 a.m.

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