#3 Tar Heels Drop Terps

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Maryland women’s tennis team dropped at 6-1 decision to No. 3 North Carolina at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center Sunday afternoon.

Olivia Gaudreault was the highlight for the Terps, marking her return to the singles lineup with a victory over Laura Slater at No. 6. The Tar Heels controlled the rest of the matches.

In doubles, North Carolina’s three ranked doubles team shutdown the Terps. The point was secured at No. 1 when No. 3 Jamie Loeb and Hayley Carter defeated Welma Luus and Nataliya Bredikhina, 8-1.

Loeb continued her strong play, knocking off Alexandra Stanova, 6-2, 6-2, on court one. Carter and Carolina Price, both nationally ranked, gave up just six games combined in wins at No. 2 and No. 3.

Gaudreault’s victory was the final completed match of the day. It was her first singles match since March 14 against Clemson.  She is now 5-3 on the season.

The Terps finish out the regular season at home next weekend.  Boston College will be in town for a Saturday showdown and the Terps will take on NC State the following day. #3 North Carolina 6, Maryland 1

#3 North Carolina 6, Maryland 1

 Singles competition 
1. #1 Jamie Loeb (NC) def. Alexandra Stanova (MD) 6-2, 6-2
2. #6 Hayley Carter (NC) def. Nataliya Bredikhina (MD) 6-2, 6-2
3. #43 Caroline Price (NC) def. Kristina Hovsepyan (MD) 6-1, 6-1
4. Kate Vialle (NC) def. Welma Luus (MD) 6-2, 6-2
5. Tessa Lyons (NC) def. Olga Bredikhina (MD) 6-2, 7-5
6. Olivia Gaudreault (MD) def. Laura Slater (NC) 7-6, 6-4

 Doubles competition 
1. #3 Jamie Loeb/Hayley Carter (NC) def. Welma Luus/Nataliya Bredikhina (MD) 8-1
2. #17 Whitney Kay/Caroline Price (NC) vs. Alexandra Stanova/Cassandre Thebault (MD) 7-1, unfinished
3. #46 Tessa Lyons/Laura Slater (NC) def. Kristina Hovsepyan/Olga Gaistruck (MD) 8-3

Match Notes:
Maryland 7-11, 3-9
North Carolina 22-3, 11-1; National ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (3,4,1,2,5,6)
T-2:48  A-210