TULSA, OKLA. - Freshman Ronnie Schneider won his first round match in the 2013 Saint Francis ITA Men's All-American Championships Qualifying Phase Monday at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center. It was a tough day for the Tar Heels overall as Carolina went 1-3 in singles matches overall with all three losses coming in three sets.
Schneider needs two more singles wins to join UNC junior Esben Hess-Olesen in the main draw of the tournament which begins on Thursday.
Nelson Vick and Oystein Steiro won a convincing first-round doubles match Tuesday morning and joined Brett Clark and Esben Hess-Olesen in second-round matches Tuesday. Both of those teams earned lopsided victories in their second round matches, moving on to the third round to be held Wednesday.
ITA ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFYING
Bernardo Saraiva (San Francisco) d. Nelson Vick (UNC), 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
Raphael Hemmeler (Duke) d. Oystein Steiro (UNC), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Ronnie Schneider (UNC) d. Rodolfo Bustamante (TCU), 6-1, 6-3
Joe Salisbury (Memphis) d. Brett Clark (UNC), 6-7 (8), 6-1, 6-4
Ronnie Schneider (UNC) vs. Samir Iftikhar (New Mexico), 2:30 p.m.
Consolation Draw Matches
Nelson Vick (UNC) vs. Sudanwa Sitaram (Texas), 12:30 p.m.
Oystein Steiro (UNC) vs. Alexandru Gozun (South Florida), 4 p.m.
Brett Clark (UNC) vs. Nadin Indre (Western Michigan), 5:30 p.m.
Oystein Steiro and Nelson Vick (UNC) d. Danilo Casanova and Chas Okamoto (Hawaii), 8-1
Brett Clark and Esben Hess-Olesen (UNC), Bye
Oystein Steiro and Nelson Vick (UNC) d. John Morrissey-Nolan Paige (Stanford), 8-3
Brett Clark and Esben Hess-Olesen (UNC) d. Ricky Medinilla and Szymon Tatarczyk (Purdue), 8-2