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Jackets Fall to UNC in ACC Championship Match, 4-1

ROME, Ga. – Carol Lee captured a straight set win on court five, but it wasn’t enough as No. 16 Georgia Tech fell to top-seed and No. 1 North Carolina in the 2021 ACC Championship match on Sunday, 4-1. The Yellow Jackets moved to 18-10 overall with the loss.

DOUBLES – North Carolina came out strong in doubles, grabbing the early lead on all three courts. The Tar Heels took the edge in doubles, winning at the top spot as No. 3 Sara Daavettila and Cameron Morra defeated No. 2 Kenya Jones and Victoria Flores, 6-2. The point was clinched at the three spot as No. 32 Alle Sanford and Reilly Tran edged Monika Dedaj and Carol Lee, 6-3. UNC swept doubles action, taking a 6-4 win on court two.

SINGLES – No. 31 Fiona Crawley gave UNC a 2-0 match lead, winning in straight sets on court six, 6-0, 6-2, over Mahak Jain before Lee put the Yellow Jackets on the scoreboard. Lee cruised in the opening set against No. 23 Makenna Jones, grabbing a 4-0 lead over the Tar Heel and pocketed the first set, 6-1. The freshman Jacket carried momentum into the second set, leading 2-0, and never looked back, sealing the win with another 6-1 set to setup a 2-1 score.

North Carolina quickly sealed the match with wins on courts three and four. No. 34 Alexa Graham defeated Gia Cohen, 7-5, 6-1, on court three before Elizabeth Scotty clinched the match from court four, winning, 6-4, 6-2, over Ava Hrastar for the 4-1 victory.

UP NEXT – The NCAA Division I women’s tennis championship selections will be announced on Monday, May 3 at 6 p.m.


1. No. 3 Sara Daavettila/Cameron Morra (UNC) def. No. 2 Kenya Jones/Victoria Flores (GT) 6-2
2. No. 12 Elizabeth Scotty/Makenna Jones (UNC) def. No. 21 Ava Hrastar/Gia Cohen (GT) 6-4
3. No. 32 Alle Sanford/Reilly Tran (UNC) def. Monika Dedaj/Carol Lee (GT) 6-3
Order of finish: 1, 3, 2

1. No. 6 Kenya Jones (GT) vs. No. 1 Sara Daavettila (UNC) 7-5, 1-2, DNF
2. No. 20 Victoria Flores (GT) vs. No. 24 Cameron Morra (UNC) 6-1, 3-5, DNF
3. No. 34 Alexa Graham (UNC) def. Gia Cohen (GT) 7-5, 6-1
4. Elizabeth Scott (UNC) def. No. 119 Ava Hrastar (GT) 6-4, 6-2
5. Carol Lee (GT) def. No. 23 Makenna Jones (UNC) 6-1, 6-1
6. No. 31 Fiona Crawley (UNC) def. Mahak Jain (GT) 6-0, 6-2
Order of finish: 6, 5, 3, 4


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