NCAA Womens Tennis

Women’s Tennis Improves To 4-0, Kalbas Reaches 500 Wins At UNC

Women’s Tennis Improves To 4-0, Kalbas Reaches 500 Wins At UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The University of North Carolina women’s tennis team, ranked second nationally, posted a pair of 7-0 wins over East Carolina and Campbell in Monday’s doubleheader at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center, improving to 4-0 on the season. 

The Tar Heels’ win against the Pirates marked a major milestone for Brian Kalbas, who reached his 500th victory as Carolina’s head coach. The winningest coach in Atlantic Coast Conference women’s tennis history now owns an impressive 500-101 (.832) record at UNC.

Match 1 vs. East Carolina, 7-0

UNC started the first match against East Carolina by handily earning the doubles point. Reese Brantmeier, the nation’s No. 1 recruit playing in her first match as a Tar Heel, joined forces with Abbey Forbes to defeat Ines Bachir and Alisha Hussain, 6-1, in the first position before the duo of Reilly Tran and Elizabeth Scotty clinched it with a convincing 6-0 win on court two over Martina Muzzolon and Isabella Rivera Ortiz. 

Securing the first singles point for the home team was No. 58 Scotty who took down Muzzolon, 6-1, 6-0, on the third court. Continuing her strong rookie debut was Brantmeier, who topped Bachir by a score of 6-1, 6-3 on court two.

Crawley, the top-ranked singles player in the country, got her first clinch of the young season after besting Rivera Ortiz, 6-2, 6-1, on court one. Deciding to play the match out, wins from Sophia Patel, Lindsay Zink and Sarah McClure led the Tar Heels to a 7-0 sweep over the Pirates.


1. No. 1 Crawley def. Rivera Ortiz, 6-2, 6-1

2. Brantmeier def. Bachir, 6-1, 6-3

3. No. 58 Scotty def. Muzzolon, 6-1, 6-0

4. Zink def. Auerswald, 6-4, 6-3

5. McClure def. Hussain, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2

6. Patel def. Madi, 6-3, 6-2

Order of finish: 3, 2, 1*, 6, 4, 5  


1. Brantmeier/Forbes def. Bachir/Hussain, 6-1

2. Tran/Scotty def. Muzzolon/Rivera Ortiz, 6-0

3. Tarlagadda/Patel v. Auerswald/Becker, 3-3 (Unfinished)

Order of finish: 2, 1*

Match 2 vs. Campbell, 7-0

The Tar Heels began match two against Campbell the same way as in the first contest of the day, by winning the doubles point. Zink and Patel outlasted Tamsin Hart and Veronika Prospalova, 6-0, in the third spot before…

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