The 16th-ranked North Carolina Men’s Tennis Team (13-6, 8-2 ACC) competed today at the Chapel Hill Tennis Club against Georgia Tech (8-9, 2-5 ACC). , In which Tar Hills won 7-0.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets traveled to Chapel Hill to break their .500 record.
In the senior weekend, Tar Heels made a great start in the doubles. In Doubles Match 1, fifth-ranked seniors Brian Sernock and MacKeiger got off to a strong start and never looked back to see the country’s seventh-ranked doubles pair win 6-0.
In Doubles Match 3, North Carolina seniors Benjamin Sigwin and Sophomore Peter Murphy defeated Georgia Tech’s Keshav Chopra and Chen Dong 6-2.
North Carolina took the doubles, and took a 1-0 lead in the match.
In singles, match 6, sophomore Peter Murphy defeated Brendon McKinney 6-0, 6-1.
UNC took the lead 2-0 in the match.
Kigar was shown against Chopra in Match 3. Keeger dominated from start to finish, winning 6-3, 7-5. Keeger’s victory gave Tar Hills a 3-0 lead in the match.
The match that lasted until the hype was the match between Brian Sernock, the 28th ranked UNC, and Anders Martin, the 30th ranked red shirt sofomore of Georgia Tech in Match 1. Martin won set 1, 6-4 and Sernock won set 2, 6-2. In the third set, Sernock won 6-4.
The match gave the Tar Hills their fourth point of the day, leading 4-0 against the Yellow Jackets.
Tar heels became stronger. Logan Zap defeated Chen Dong, Benjamin Sigouin defeated Marcus McDaniel, and Anuj Watene defeated Pablo Schletcher.
Who was standing outside?
UNC’s Sernoch and Keiger were perfect in the doubles game, no one conceded defeat. Tar Hills’ 6-0 victory over the top 10 doubles pair was impressive. It set the mood for the rest of the day for UNC.
In the singles, Georgia Tech’s Martin’s skill set was in full swing after being lost in a doubles game. He went under the wire against Sernok but was eventually defeated in an epic battle.
When was it decided?
The match landed on the wire, although North Carolina seemed dominant on paper. The yellow jacket will not be removed after losing the match 2-0. In Match 3, Keeger defeated Chopra 6-3, 7-5. This gave Tar Hills a 3-0 lead in the match.
Why does it matter?
North Carolina came into the match as one of the hottest teams in the ACC game. The winner of four straight matches, Tar Heels appears to climb the ACC standings. Sixteenth-ranked Tar Heels has just two matches left before the ACC Championship on April 21.
For Georgia Tech, the team was looking for its first win on the road. In addition to the upcoming Wake Forest for the Yellow Jackets, their program includes the lower half of the ACC teams.
This victory gives UNC five consecutive wins this season. As one of the hottest teams in the country, Tar Heels is looking to knock out Damon Dickens next week. Winning at Winston-Salem will give Tar Heels a big boost for the ACC Championship.
When do they play next?
Tar Heel returns to action against Wake Forest in Winston-Salem on April 15 at 3 p.m.
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