UCLA defeats North Carolina for women's tennis title

UCLA captures first women's tennis title since 2008

Kyle McPhillips beat Caroline Price, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, in the last singles match, helping UCLA beat North Carolina, 4-3, at Athens for the Bruins' second NCAA women's tennis title.

McPhillips' No. 3 singles victory came after teammate Robin Anderson, the tournament's second seed, beat top-seeded Jamie Loeb, 6-2, 6-2, in No. 1 singles.

UCLA won its first national title since 2008. North Carolina was appearing in its first final.

McPhillips converted her fourth match point when Price's volley sailed deep, setting off the Bruins' celebration.

UCLA, which improved to 30-0 when winning the doubles point, also got a victory from Chanelle Van Nguyen in No. 4 singles.

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