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1 day ago UNC Women’s Tennis falls in NCAA Doubles Quarterfinals
Photo by Mary Holt/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Carolina’s season comes to an end. After the North Carolina Tar Heels women’s doubles team lost in the 2024 NCAA Doubles Championship quarterfinals, the program’s season has ended. Fiona Crawley and Carson Tanguilig were the last Tar Heels standing for the women’s tennis team. This year’s Division I Women’s Doubles Championship was hosted by Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The championship starts with the Round of 32. Crawley and Tanguilig faced off against Alabama in the opening round, and won 6-4, 4-6, 1-0(9). The pair took on ACC foes Florida State in the Round of 16, and won in straight sets 6-2, 6-2. On Thursday, during the Quarterfinals, Carolina drew the overall number-one seed in the doubles championship. Unfortunately, Crawley and Tanguilig lost to the Pepperdine pair 6-2, 6-2. Earlier in the week, Carolina’s five players competed in the Singles Championship. Crawley, Tanguilig, Elizabeth Scotty, Reilly Tran, and Anika Yarlagadda made the bracket. Crawley and Scott won in the Round of 64 before losing in the next round. Yarlagadda won two matches before falling in the Round of 16 on Wednesday. Despite these losses, UNC had a successful season. The Tar Heels won the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship back in April. During the conference championship, Crawley and Tanguilig upset the seventh-ranked Virginia pair. The championship allowed Carolina to host matches in Chapel Hill for the NCAA Team Championship. UNC made it to the third round before losing to the eventual national champion, Texas A&M. Next year’s team will have a new look as Carolina loses six seniors. These players contributed to a national championship, two ACC championships, 545 career singles wins, and 463 doubles wins.
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2 days ago Vance Honeycutt named a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award
Photo by David Jensen/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images One of the nation's best centerfielders receives another honor. Vance Honeycutt, the Tar Heels star outfielder who is in the midst of an historic junior season, was named a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award. The most coveted honor in all of college baseball—which acknowledges the best player in the country—released the 25 players in contention on Monday. Vance Honeycutt is amongst a handful top MLB prospects and the best the sport has to offer. Finalists for this prestigious award will be announced on June 5th, with the winner revealed on June 22nd. Honeycutt, who is hitting .319 with 22 HR’s for the Diamond Heels, is the only player in Division I posting a 20-20 (HR’s-Stolen Bases) season to date. Earlier this week, the centerfielder was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year for the second time, and many scouts are raving about his playmaking in the outfield more so than with the bat. While leading North Carolina to an ACC Regular Season Championship and the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament, Honeycutt also became the first player in conference history to have 50+ HR’s and 70+ SB’s in a career. His 59 home runs, most in Tar Heel history, have created buzz about where Honeycutt may fall in this summer’s MLB Draft. Spoiler alert: He won't fall far. Before Honeycutt hears his name called at the next level, him and the Tar Heels are well on their way to hosting a regional and (potentially) a super regional at The Bosh in the NCAA Tournament. North Carolina was without Honeycutt in Thursday's ACC Tournament opener, but all signs point to his return Friday against Wake Forest. Congratulations to Vance on being a Golden Spikes Award semifinalists, one of many accolades he is in line for given the current tear he is on.

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