Long, Tsang Earn All-ACC Honors

Long honored for third straight season.

April 19, 2007

GREENSBORO, N.C. --- North Carolina senior Jenna Long and freshman Katrina Tsang were named to the 18-memeber All-Atlantic Coast Conference women's tennis team, the league office announced Thursday. Long earns All-ACC honors for the third consecutive season while Tsang receives the accolade after a stellar first year in Chapel Hill.

Long becomes just the sixth woman in school history to earn All-ACC honors at least three times, joining Gina Goblirsch, Cinda Gurney, Marlene Mejia, Aniela Mojzis and Kendall Cline. The Fremont, Calif., native was 19-5 in dual match play this season, including an 8-3 mark in ACC action. Long, who finished the regular season ranked No. 4 in the nation in singles, was 12-2 against ranked opponents this spring.

Long also proved to be a standout doubles performer, compiling a 10-1 doubles record in league play. She teamed with fellow senior Sara Anundsen to form on the nation's top doubles tandems. Long and Anundsen were 6-1 in ACC play at No. 1 doubles, and Long added four more league wins teaming with Austin Smith (3-0) and Laura Reichert (1-0).

Tsang has been a steadying force for Carolina all season at No. 2 singles. The Raleigh, N.C., product was 16-7 in dual match play, including a sparkling 9-1 mark in the ACC. Tsang has been especially strong down the stretch, winning eight of nine matches with the lone loss coming in three sets at Clemson to No. 85 Estefania Balda. In addition to her standout play in singles, Tsang has provided some valuable depth in doubles. She has teamed with Anundsen to compile a spotless 7-0 mark in dual match play, with four of those wins coming in the ACC.
 

 

Long, Tsang and the rest of the 10th-ranked Tar Heels will open play in the ACC Tournament Friday at 3 p.m. against the winner of sixth-seeded Wake Forest and 11th-seeded Maryland.

Katrina Tsang