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UNC’s women’s tennis team swept the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Fall Championships on Nov. 5 in San Diego, winning the singles and doubles competitions.
Sophomore Reese Brantmeier defeated fifth-year student-athlete Ayana Akli from the University of South Carolina, 2–6, 6–2, 7–5 to win the singles championship. It was Brantmeier’s first individual collegiate title. She is the fourth Tar Heel in the last five years to win the singles event.
An hour later Brantmeier, with senior Elizabeth Scotty, beat Ange Oby Kajuru and Anastasiya Komar from Oklahoma State University 6–1, 6–2 for the doubles championship.
With the wins Brantmeier became the first woman to sweep the singles and doubles titles in the ITA Fall Championships since Laura Granville from Stanford University in 2001.
“Winning both titles is pretty surreal,” Brantmeier told GoHeels.com. “That’s what you want to do when you enter a tournament. You want to win every match you play, but that’s usually a pretty lofty goal. Being able to leave winning every singles and doubles match that I played, I have no complaints.”
—Cameron Hayes Fardy ’23