The tennis titans face off in Durham on Friday


CHAPEL HILL – Two of the ACC’s women’s tennis titans square off on the final weekend of the regular season. The top-ranked, undefeated North Carolina Tar Heels visit No. 9 Duke on Friday in Durham, N.C., with a first serve set for 6 p.m.

The Tar Heels enter the game having already finished as the top seed in the ACC Championship with a 12-0 record against the league this spring, while Duke sits in second place with a 10-2 mark. Miami, NC State and Virginia are tied at three for third place at 8-3.

North Carolina (23-0), the only undefeated team in Division I tennis, is looking for its seventh straight victory over the Blue Devils. A 24th win of the season would match the third-longest winning streak in program history, tying the club of 2019.

Senior Carolina Cameron Morra leads a group of five nationally ranked singles players. Morra is No. 4 and is followed by No. 17 Elizabeth ScottyNo. 24 Reilly Tran#45 Fiona Crawley and No. 48 Carson Tangulig is No. 48.

Crawley and Scotty are No. 1 in the doubles standings and Morra and Alle Sanford entered the ITA rankings this week at No. 26.

Duke (15-3) has a trio of ranked singles players – No. 9 Chloe Beck, No. 21 Georgia Drummi and No. 122 Emma Jackson. In doubles, Karolina Berankova and Drummy are No. 38, while Beck and Coleman sit at No. 55.

The ACC Championship returns to the Rome Tennis Center in Rome, Georgia for the second year in a row. The event begins on Wednesday, however, Carolina earned a double bye and will begin its run for a sixth straight trophy on Friday in a quarterfinal game at 3:30 p.m. ET.


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