Carter, Loeb Receive Awards From ITA
Release: 05/13/2014
CHAPEL HILL - Freshmen Hayley Carter and Jamie Loeb of the North Carolina women's tennis program each received an award from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association on Tuesday.

Carter was named the Carolina Region Player to Watch, while Loeb garnered Rookie of the Year honors for the region. Both players will be eligible for the national ITA awards that will be handed out later this month.

Loeb, the top ranked player in the country and the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, has enjoyed a phenomenal season with the Tar Heels. She owns a 47-2 overall singles record, a 28-1 mark in dual matches this spring and went a perfect 14-0 in the ACC playing exclusively at #1 singles.

The Ossining, New York, product is the top overall seed in the NCAA Singles bracket that will begin on May 21 in Athens, Ga.

Loeb became the first freshman in almost 30 years to win both the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championship and the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship in the same season back in the fall.

Carter, the ACC Rookie of the Year, has put together an equally outstanding first season in Chapel Hill. The Hilton Head, South Carolina native has a 44-6 overall singles record, a 23-2 record in dual matches at #2 singles and went 12-1 in the ACC.

She is ranked No. 5 nationally and will be the seventh seed in the upcoming NCAA singles championship.

The two freshmen have also joined forces this season to create one of the top doubles tandems in the country. Currently ranked third nationally with a 30-3 record, Carter and Loeb will be the third seed in the NCAA doubles championship.

They are 16-0 in dual matches and went 9-0 in the ACC this season.

As a team, Carolina (26-5) has advanced to the Round of 16 of the NCAA Championships as the No. 7 overall seed. The Tar Heels will face 10th-seed Texas A&M on Thursday at 9 a.m., in Athens, Ga.

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