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WTEN: No. 3 UNC wins over No. 4 Georgia, 4-3

Posted February 9

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— No. 3 North Carolina won a thrilling 4-3 match over No. 4 Georgia on Sunday in the consolation round of the ITA Women's Team Indoor Championship.

#2 Jamie Loeb defeated #4 Lauren Herring at No. 1 singles to decide the match in a third-set tie breaker, capping an incredibly tight match that featured five of the six singles matches going to a breaker in the third set.

North Carolina (6-2) won the doubles point fairly comfortable with a pair of 6-2 wins to take a 1-0 lead.

Katie Vialle at No. 6 singles put Carolina up 2-0 as she won in come-from-behind fashion, 0-6, 6-4, 11-9.

Georgia wasted little time in evening the match at 2-2 with wins at third and fourth singles. #5 Hayley Carter swung the momentum back in favor of the Tar Heels with a 6-2, 5-7, 10-4, victory at No. 2 singles.

The Bulldogs later tied the match at 3-3 with a win at No. 5 singles, setting up an epic finish between two of the top four ranked players in the nation. Loeb ultimately prevailed, 6-3, 3-6, 10-6, over Herring to cap a week that say Carolina face four teams ranked in the top 10.

Carolina returns to action on Wednesday, Feb. 19 when it hosts Norfolk State at 2 p.m., and East Carolina later than night at 6:30 p.m., at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.

Tennis Match Results
Georgia vs North Carolina
Feb 09, 2014 at Charlottesville, Va.
(Boar's Head Sports Club)

North Carolina 4, Georgia 3

Singles competition
1. #2 Jamie Loeb (NC) def. #4 Lauren Herring (UGA) 6-3, 3-6, 10-6
2. #5 Hayley Carter (NC) def. #10 Silvia Garcia (UGA) 6-2, 5-7, 10-4
3. #25 Maho Kowase (UGA) def. Caroline Price (NC) 7-5, 6-1
4. #33 Lilly Kimbell (UGA) def. #88 Whitney Kay (NC) 4-6, 6-4, 10-8
5. Kate Fuller (UGA) def. #118 Ashley Dai (NC) 7-6, 3-6, 10-5
6. Kate Vialle (NC) def. Mia King (UGA) 0-6, 6-4, 11-9

Doubles competition
1. #10 Caroline Price/Whitney Kay (NC) vs. #5 Lauren Herring/Maho Kowase (UGA) 5-4, unfinished
2. #12 Hayley Carter/Jamie Loeb (NC) def. Kate Fuller/Silvia Garcia (UGA) 6-2
3. #42 Laura Slater/Kate Vialle (NC) def. Lilly Kimbell/Caroline Brinson (UGA) 6-2

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (6,3,4,2,5,1)

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UNC 78
UCLA 56
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