Posted On: January 28, 2017
– No. 2 North Carolina took care of Oregon on Saturday afternoon with a 4-0 victory during the first day of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend play at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
The Tar Heels (3-0) began the matchup with the Ducks (2-2) by claiming the doubles point.
Chloe Ouellet-Pizer and Rachael James-Baker cruised to a 6-2 victory on court 3. Oregon answered on court 2 with a 6-3 win, leaving the doubles decision up to court one.
Carolina's Hayley Carter and Sara Daavettila took a 4-3 lead with a service break of Oregon and went on to win the next two games to take the match 6-3, clinching the doubles point for the Tar Heels.
In singles, Carolina started strong by taking the first set on all six courts. No. 3 Sara Daavettila took the first singles match, defeating Nia Rose 6-0, 6-1 on court 2 to put the Tar Heels up 2-0. On court 4, No. 44 Alexa Graham added a 6-2, 6-2 win over Julia Eshet to put Carolina one point away from the victory.
No. 9 Jessie Aney sealed the match for the Tar Heels, battling to a 7-6 (4), 6-4 win over Alyssa Tobita.
The Tar Heels will face No. 17 Texas at 1 p.m. Sunday after the Longhorns' victory over Columbia. The match will take place following the 9:30 a.m. consolation match between Columbia and Oregon.
Results, January 28
#2 North Carolina 4, Oregon 0
#5 Hayley Carter (UNC) vs. Shweta Sangwan (Oregon) 6-3, 4-6, 2-0, unfinished
#3 Sara Daavettila (UNC) def. Nia Rose (Oregon) 6-0, 6-1
#9 Jessie Aney (UNC) def. Alyssa Tobita (Oregon) 7-6 (4), 6-4
#44 Alexa Graham (UNC) def. Julia Eshet (Oregon) 6-2, 6-2
#45 Makenna Jones (UNC) vs. Rifanty Kahfiani (Oregon) 6-0, 4-6, 0-3, unfinished
Chloe Ouellet-Pizer (UNC) vs. Marlou Kluiving (Oregon) 7-5, 5-4, unfinished
Order of Finish: 2, 4, 3
Carter/Daavettila (UNC) def. Sangwan/Rose (Oregon) 6-3
Tobita/Kahfiani (Oregon) def. #46 Aney/Graham (UNC) 6-3
Ouellet-Pizer/James-Baker (UNC) def. Kluiving/Eshet (Oregon) 6-2
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1