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Crawley and Scotty win ITA Fall National Championship

Fiona Crawley and Elizabeth Scotty are just the second doubles team in program history to win the fall national championship in doubles.

Fiona Crawley, Brian Kalbas and Elizabeth Scotty
Fiona Crawley, Coach Brian Kalbas and Elizabeth Scotty

SAN DIEGO – Fiona Crawley and Elizabeth Scotty have joined an exclusive club of national champions at the University of North Carolina. The Tar Heel duo rallied to win the finals of Main Draw Doubles at the 2021 ITA Fall National Championships from the Barnes Tennis Center.

Seeded fourth, Crawley and Scotty went up against Old Dominion’s tandem of Tatsiana Sasnouskaya and Yuliia Stardubtseva, the third seed and 57th ranked team in the nation.

ODU got the upper hand in the match by winning the opening set 6-4, but was unable to maintain its momentum as Crawley and Scotty roared back to knot the match at a set apiece with a 6-2 victory in the second set.

The deciding third set was a nail-biter that Carolina navigated its way through to win the super breaker and the match by scores of 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (9).

Scotty, who won the 2021 NCAA Doubles National Championship with Makenna Jones back in May, and Crawley are just the second doubles team in program history to win the fall national championship in doubles.

Hayley Carter and Whitney Kay brought the title back to Chapel Hill in 2015.

Crawley and Scotty completed a remarkable last few weeks of tennis. Having never been paired together in doubles before the ITA Carolina Regionals last month in Winston-Salem, the duo are now 10-0 with a regional and national title under their belts.

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