Not an actual UNC player's racket, but you get the point - Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
UNC's women's tennis team won the ITA indoor national championship over top-seeded UCLA 4-3 last weekend. Banner to follow.
Forgive me for not knowing UNC had a women's indoor tennis team, but they won the program's first-ever national championship last weekend, capping an improbable run through the tournament.
[UPDATE: Apparently there is only one women's tennis team. The ITA event is indoors and the same team will compete in the outdoor season this spring, where they should be one of the favorites to win an NCAA title. Thanks to commenters and Tweeps who corrected me on this.]
The Tar Heels fell behind early and had to win four of six singles matches to claim the title. The match was tied 3-3 when freshman Whitney Kay won in the 3rd set tiebreaker.
[UPDATE X2: For a fabulous recap of the dramatic championship day, check out Bobby Hundley's article on Goheels.com. That's pretty awesome.]
Carolina played for the ITA national title in 2010, falling to Northwestern before making the NCAA semifinals in outdoor tennis that season.
Congratulations to the women's
indoor tennis team for adding to Carolina's reputation as the University of National Champions!