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UNC's Loeb ranked top women's player by ITA

Posted June 4

North Carolina freshman Jamie Loeb is ranked No. 1 in the NCAA and she's already a National Champion at Carolina winning the indoor title last fall.

— North Carolina freshman Jamie Loeb is the nation’s top women’s tennis singles player, according to the final ITA National Rankings released on Wednesday. Classmate Hayley Carter finishes her first season at Carolina ranked third, while Caroline Price is 49th and Ashley Dai checks in at No. 97.

In doubles, Carter and Loeb are ranked third, while Price and Whitney Kay come in at No. 9. Laura Slater and Kate Vialle are 57th.

Loeb wrapped up an impressive season with a 53-4 singles record, including a 19-1 mark in the fall. The Ossining, N.Y., product won the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships and Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships. She has been ranked in the No. 1 spot in the ITA Division I National Singles Rankings since February 11, and is the first female from North Carolina to be the top-ranked singles player.

Loeb, the ITA National Rookie of the Year, led her team to a runner-up finish at the 2014 NCAA Team Championships.

The top singles seed in the NCAA Championship, Loeb advanced to the quarterfinals of both the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championship held last month in Athens, Georgia.

Carter wrapped up her campaign with a 50-7 singles mark. The ACC Freshman of the Year also advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Singles Championship after entering the event as the No. 7 overall seed.

The ITA All-America teamed up with Loeb as the No. 3 seed in the NCAA Doubles Championship, advancing to the quarterfinals.

Price recorded a 25-8 mark in singles play during her junior season with the Tar Heels. The Duluth, Georgia, native also earned All-America status this past season along with doubles teammate Whitney Kay. The Carolina tandem advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Championship.

Dai completed her sophomore season with a 17-10 overall singles record.

Carter and Loeb recorded a 34-6 doubles mark, while Kay and Price compiled a 25-8 record. Slater and Vialle finished at 13-8.

North Carolina finished the season ranked No. 3 nationally after reaching the national championship match for the first time in program history.

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
Final
CHI 103
NYK 97
Final
HOU 90
NOP 99
3rd
SAC 74
MIL 72
 
2nd
GSW 61
OKC 55
 
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
Final
SD 55
MNTST 53
 
Final
UAB 70
LSU 79
Final
EVAN 81
OHIO 69
 
2nd
CSFU 62
CSDH 43
 
2nd
ORST 71
DEP 44
 
2nd
PAC 48
NEV 44
 
Final
USF 77
PORST 40
 
2nd
IDAHO 75
WALLA 31
 
2nd
UTST 37
CALST 28
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
Final
MON 1
ANA 2
2nd
SJS 2
EDM 2
 
2nd
LOS 1
STL 3
 
Final
JAC 21
TEN 13