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May 20, 2013
URBANA, Ill. - The University of Miami women's tennis team holds the longest current streak of reaching the NCAA tournament quarterfinals at five straight seasons. However, the Canes were stopped on their quest for a team national title by the third-ranked Texas A&M Aggies, 4-0, on Sunday.
"I think [Texas A&M] played better in big moments," said Miami head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews. "I think we started out a little rough in some spots and on a day like today, you can't do that."
With three Canes (23-6) still battling, Texas A&M's 52nd-ranked Nazari Urbina closed out her 6-1, 6-4 victory over the Hurricanes' 102nd-ranked Lina Lileikite on Court 3, sending the higher-seed to the NCAA tournament semifinals.
URBANA, Ill. --- No. 2 North Carolina saw its NCAA run come to an end Sunday as the Tar Heels fell to seventh-seeded UCLA, 4-1, at the Atkins Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Illinois. Carolina ran out to an early lead thanks to a pair of dominant doubles wins before the Bruins rallied to take four singles matches.
For the second match in a row, Carolina (28-4) played one of its best doubles points of the year to take a 1-0 lead. On court one, No. 58 Caroline Price and Whitney Kay traded breaks with No. 25 Robin Anderson and Skyler Morton before breaking at love to take a 5-3 lead. From there, the Tar Heel tandem took control, dropping just one more game on the way to an 8-4 win.
With Lauren McHale and Ashley Dai battling No. 38 Courtney Dolehide and Pamela Montez, Gina Suarez-Malaguti and Tessa Lyons were on the verge of victory on court three. The No. 3 UNC pair raced out to a 5-1 lead on the strength of two breaks and never looked back, winning 8-2 over Catherine Harrison and Kyle McPhillips to clinch the point for the Tar Heels.