Carolina's Esben Hess-Olesen has advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Regionals.
Carolina's Esben Hess-Olesen has advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Regionals.
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Four Tar Heels Advance To Round of 16
Release: 10/20/2012

CARY, N.C. - The North Carolina men's tennis has had an excellent first two days at the 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Carolinas Regional with four UNC players advancing to the Round of 16 in singles.


Senior William Parker, sophomore Esben Hess-Olesen and freshman Brett Clark all scored third round wins over opponents from Duke on Friday to join junior Nelson Vick in the Round of 16.  UNC was one of only two schools (out of a field of 25) to advance four players to the fourth round of play.


Both Parker and Clark upset seeded Duke players in the third round.  Parker defeated No 7 seed Jason Tahir 7-6, 1-6, 6-3 while Clark beat #6 seed Raphael Hemmeler of Duke 7-6, 6-2.  Esben Hess-Olesen, the #9 seed, has gone 3-0 on the first two days, beating Josh Levine of Duke in the third round and defeating eight-seeded Andrew Mellow of Furman 6-2, 6-3 in the fourth round.  Hess-Olesen is alive for the tar Heels in Saturday's quarterfinals.


Nelson Vick won tough matches in the second and third rounds before the #7 seeded junior from UNC lost a though three-setter to Michael Redlicki of Duke in the fourth round 6-7, 7-6, 6-2.


2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Carolinas Regional

Cary Tennis Center

Cary, N.C.

October 18-21, 2012


Thursday, October 18

First Round (Round of 128):  Zack Bost (Appalachian State) d. James Coxe (UNC), No Result Available;  William Parker (UNC) d. Hunter Whalen (Coastal Carolina), 6-1, 6-3;  Stuart DePaolo (UNC) d. D.J. McCall (Duke), 6-2, 6-3;  #7  Nelson Vick (UNC), Bye;  Connor Daly (UNC) d. Tyler Droll (Furman), 6-2, 6-4; Josh Levine (Duke) d. Oystein Steiro (UNC), 6-3, 6-4;  #9 Esben Hess-Olesen (UNC), bye;  Tomas Bizon (South Carolina State) d. Taylor Meyer (UNC), 6-3, 3-6, 6-4;  Brett Clark (UNC) d. Thiago Pinheiro (South Carolina), 6-3, 7-6 (3).  Andrew Gores (UNC) d. Anton Protsenko (South Carolina State), 6-3, 6-3

Second Round (Round of 64):  William Parker (UNC) d. Dominique Maden (Clemson), 7-6 (3), 6-1;  Cameron Silverman (Elon) d. Stuart DePaolo (UNC), 6-4, 2-6, 6-1;  #7 Nelson Vick (UNC) d. Kaue Pereira (UNC Wilmington), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3;  Hunter Harrington (Clemson) d. Connor Daly (UNC), 7-5, 6-3;  #9 Esben Hess-Olesen (UNC) d. David Orces (The Citadel), 6-4, 6-2;  Brett Clark (UNC) d. Peter Nagovnak (Winthrop), 7-5, 6-0;  Kosta Blank (UNC Wilmington) d. Andrew Gores (UNC), 7-6 (1), 6-2

Consolation Singles First Round:  Robert Lindgren (Elon) d. James Coxe (UNC), 6-1, 6-3;  Oystein Steiro (UNC) d. Jose Fabara (N.C. Central), 6-4, 6-0;  Taylor Meyer (UNC), Bye

Friday, October 19

Third Round (Round of 32):  William Parker (UNC) d. #9 Jason Tahir (Duke), 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-3;  #7 Nelson Vick (UNC) d. Hunter Harrington (Clemson), 3-6, 7-5, 7-5;  #9 Esben Hess-Olesen (UNC) d. Josh Levine (Duke), 6-2, 6-4;  Brett Clark (UNC) d. #6 Raphael Hemmeler (Duke), 7-6 (5), 6-2

Fourth Road (Round of 16):  #5 Andrew Adams d. William Parker (UNC), 6-1, 6-1;  #9 Michael Redlicki (Duke) d. #7 Nelson Vick (UNC), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-2;  #9 Esben Hess-Olesen (UNC) d. #8 Andrew Mellow (Furman), 6-2, 6-3;  Sam Williams (UNC Wilmington) d. Brett Clark (UNC), 6-1, 6-7 (6), 6-2

Consolation Singles (Second Round):  Oystein Steiro (UNC) d. David Clavera (Campbell), 6-1, 6-2;  Taylor Meyer (UNC) d. Simon Norenius (NC State),, 6-2, 6-3

Consolation Singles (Third Round):  Oystein Steiro (UNC) d. Thomas Weigel (NC State), 6-2, 7-6 (2);  Taylor Meyer (UNC) d. Carloa Arboleda (Elon), 6-1, 3-6, 6-1

Doubles Results

First Round:  Brett Clark/William Parker (UNC) d. Cox/Koch (South Carolina), 8-4;  Bizon-Protsenko (South Carolina State) d. Stuart DePaolo/Oystein Steiro (UNC), 9-8 (5)

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