Senior Ronnie Schneider earned wins in singles and doubles Sunday in Blacksburg, Va.
Senior Ronnie Schneider earned wins in singles and doubles Sunday in Blacksburg, Va.
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Carolina Earns ACC Road Win At Virginia Tech
Release: 03/19/2017
BLACKSBURG, Va. North Carolina earned an Atlantic Coast Conference men’s tennis road win on Sunday afternoon, beating host Virginia Tech 4-3 at Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center. The second-ranked Tar Heels improved to 15-2 on the season and 3-1 in the ACC. The Hokies are now 6-7 (1-2).

UNC opened with the doubles point, with the No. 1 duo of William Blumberg and Robert Kelly winning 6-3. On Court 3, Anu Kodali and Ronnie Schneider claimed a 6-4 victory to put Carolina up 1-0.

The Hokies evened the score with the first singles point, as Mitch Harper beat Kelly 6-3, 6-3 on Court 3. The Tar Heels then claimed the next three matches to earn the win. On Court 2, Blumberg beat Alex Ribeiro 6-4, 6-2. Carolina’s senior starters then delivered wins to get the Tar Heels to four points. On Court 1, Schneider, ranked 19th, topped No. 74 Jai Corbet 6-4, 6-3. Jack Murray then clinched on Court 5, winning 6-2, 6-3.

Virginia Tech claimed the final two singles matches. On Court 4, freshman Simon Soendergaard fell to No. 107 Henrik Korsgaard 6-4, 7-6, with a 7-4 score in the tiebreaker. The only singles match to go to three sets was at No. 6, where sophomore Blaine Boyden won the first set 6-4, but fell 6-2 in both the second and third to suffer his first loss of the spring.

Next up, the Tar Heels step out of conference play for a meeting with No. 45 Tulsa. Carolina hosts the Golden Hurricane on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.

March 19, 2017

Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center

Blacksburg, Va.

No. 4 UNC 4, Virginia Tech 3


Order of match finish: (1,3)

1. #17 Blumberg/Kelly (UNC) d. Corbett/Korsgaard (VT), 6-3

2. Harper/Ribeiro (VT) vs. Soendergaard/Murray (UNC), 5-3

3. Kodali/Schneider (UNC) d. Kros/Mesmer (VT), 6-4


Order of match finish: (3,2,1,5,4,6)

1. #19 Ronnie Schneider (UNC) d. #74 Jai Corbet (VT), 6-4, 6-3

2. #61 William Blumberg (UNC) d. Alex Ribeiro (VT), 6-4, 6-2

3. Mitch Harper (VT) d. #123 Robert Kelly (UNC), 6-3, 6-3

4. #107 Henrik Korsgaard (VT) d. Simon Soendergaard (UNC), 6-4, 7-6(4)

5. Jack Murray (UNC) d. Jason Kros (VT), 6-2, 6-3

6. Freddy Mesmer (VT) d. Blaine Boyden (UNC), 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Records: UNC 15-2 (3-1 ACC), Virginia Tech 6-7 (1-2)

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