The North Carolina Tar Heels are atop both the women’s and men’s collegiate tennis world after each team won the 2021 DI National Team Indoor Championship titles.
Last week, the UNC women won the title to secure back-to-back ITA National Team Indoor Championships. This championship is the fifth ITA National Team Indoor championship in nine season for the Tar Heels.
This week, the Carolina men won the ITA National Team Indoor Championship. That win marked their second ITA National Team Indoor Championship. It is just the second time that a collegiate program won the men’s and women’s national championship in the same year.
The UNC women’s team beat Texas in the national championship 4-3. The Longhorns took the doubles point, but Carolina won four of six singles matches to take the victory.
Here are the results from the national championship:
2021 Women’s DI National Team Indoor Championship Match
|Singles 1||#66 Peyton Stearns||#4 Sara Daavettila||North Carolina||6-3, 6-4|
|Singles 2||#94 Lulu Sun||#3 Alexa Graham||North Carolina||6-3, 6-2|
|Singles 3||#5 Anna Turati||#6 Cameron Morra||University of Texas at Austin||6-3, 7-5|
|Singles 4||#125 Charlotte Chavatipon||#79 Elizabeth Scotty||North Carolina||4-6, 7-6(3), 6-2|
|Singles 5||Kylie Collins||#49 Makenna Jones||University of Texas at Austin||7-5, 6-3|
|Singles 6||Fernanda Labraña||#120 Fiona Crawley||North Carolina||3-6, 6-1, 6-4|
|Doubles 1||Lulu Sun / Kylie Collins||#3 Sara Daavettila / Alexa Graham||University of Texas at Austin||6-2|
|Doubles 2||#48 Fernanda Labraña / Anna Turati||#45 Cameron Morra / Elizabeth Scotty||Unfinished||4-2|
|Doubles 3||Charlotte Chavatipon / Peyton Stearns||Alle Sanford / Reilly Tran||University of Texas at Austin||6-2|
Sara Daavettila was named the ITA DI Women’s Indoors Most Outstanding Player. She is the back-to-back MOP having earned the award in 2020. Daavettila was also named to the All-Tournament team for the no. 2 singles slot. She is joined on the All-Tournament team by Elizabeth Scotty at the no. 4 singles position and Fiona Crawley at the no. 6 singles slot.
The Carolina men’s team beat Baylor in the national championship 4-1. The Tar Heels took the doubles point, and needed just three singles victories to win the national championship.
Below are the results from the men’s side:
2021 Men’s DI National Team Indoor Championship Match
|Singles 1||#2 William Blumberg||#46 Adrian Boitan||North Carolina||6-3, 7-6(3)|
|Singles 2||#55 Rinky Hijikata||#56 Matias Soto||Unfinished||4-6, 7-5, 0-4|
|Singles 3||#41 Benjamin Sigouin||#43 Sven Lah||North Carolina||6-3, 7-5|
|Singles 4||Brian Cernoch||#74 Nick Stachowiak||North Carolina||7-6(3), 7-5|
|Singles 5||#100 Joshua Peck||#103 Charlie Broom||Baylor University||6-0, 6-3|
|Singles 6||Simon Soendergaard||Spencer Furman||Unfinished||6-2, 3-6, 3-3|
|Doubles 1||#6 William Blumberg / Brian Cernoch||#10 Sven Lah / Constantin Frantzen||Unfinished||5-5|
|Doubles 2||#5 Mac Kiger / Simon Soendergaard||Matias Soto / Charlie Broom||North Carolina||6-4|
|Doubles 3||Benjamin Sigouin / Rinky Hijikata||Nick Stachowiak / Spencer Furman||North Carolina||6-2|
The men’s All-Tournament team will be announced this week.
Congratulations to all these young men and women!