NCAA Womens Tennis

First-Ever All-ACC NCAA Final Set

First-Ever All-ACC NCAA Final Set

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – North Carolina and NC State are set to square off in the 2023 NCAA Championship match on Saturday, May 20 at noon ET. The match marks the first time two ACC teams have met in the finals of the tournament.

The top-seeded Tar Heels (34-1) swept No. 4 Georgia, 4-0, on Friday in Orlando, Florida, at the USTA National Campus. North Carolina clinched the doubles point with wins on Courts 1 and 2 to take a 1-0 lead. Wins on singles courts 1, 3 and 5 from Reese Brantmeier, Fiona Crawley and Elizabeth Scotty secured the Tar Heels’ spot in the finals.

Saturday’s match marks the sixth time North Carolina has reached the team finals.

The No. 3 seeded Wolfpack blanked No. 6 Stanford, 4-0, to reach its first-ever NCAA Team Championship. NC State took an early 1-0 lead after taking the doubles point with wins on Courts 1 and 3 before three singles wins on Courts 1, 2 and 6 from Diana Shnaider, Alana Smith and Gina Dittman sealed the Wolfpack’s place in the final.

The last NCAA women’s tennis championship won by an ACC team came in 2009, when Duke swept California, 4-0. Georgia Tech holds the league’s only other team championship (2007).

First serve between North Carolina and NC State is set for 5:30 p.m. ET. The match will be broadcast on the Tennis Channel.

The ACC has the most 2022-23 NCAA championships with five and this will be the sixth. Overall, the 12 NCAA titles by the ACC in the last two academic years are the most of any conference. The ACC has won NCAA championships this academic year in Women’s Cross Country (NC State), Field Hockey (North Carolina), Men’s Soccer (Syracuse), Women’s Swimming & Diving (Virginia) and Fencing (Notre Dame). In addition, North Carolina women’s tennis also won the 2023 ITA National Indoor Championship. 

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