CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The North Carolina men's tennis team is set to compete in the 2013 ITA Carolina Regional, which kicks off Thursday at Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C. The Tar Heels will be represented by 11 players, including four seeded singles players and three seeded doubles teams.
The tournament, which runs through Monday, Oct. 21, will feature players from the states of North Carolina and South Carolina. The singles and doubles regional champions will move on to the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, Nov. 7-10, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.
North Carolina will have nine representatives in singles play. Senior Nelson Vick, ranked 92nd nationally, received the No. 10 seed and will face Appalachian State's Zack Bost in the opening round.
The pair Oystein Steiro and Nelson Vick received the No. 12 seed and will take on Charleston in the first round. The 16th-seeded duo of James Coxe and Ronnie Schneider rounds out Carolina's seeded doubles teams. They will face UNC-Wilmington in the opening round.
The first two rounds of singles action will be played on Thursday, with matches starting as early as 8:30 a.m. The first round of doubles play will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 18.
ITA CAROLINA REGIONAL
SINGLES - FIRST ROUND (NUMBER IN PARENTHESES DENOTES SEED IF APPLICABLE)
#92 Nelson Vick (10, UNC) vs. Zack Bost (App. St.)
Oystein Steiro (17-24, UNC) vs. Steven Patrick (Winthrop)
James Coxe (UNC) vs. Jon Ho (Wake Forest)
Johan Skattum (UNC) vs. Austin Ansari (Clemson)
Ronnie Schneider (11, UNC) vs. Ben Kelley (Presbyterian)
Stuart DePaolo (UNC) vs. Alex Christ (Furman)
Maik Ulrich (UNC) vs. Nikita Zverkov (Gardner-Webb)
Connor Daly (UNC) vs. Stephan Charles-Donatien (NC Central)
Brett Clark (14, UNC) vs. Gonzalo Blanco (Upstate)
Chad Hoskins (UNC) vs. Leo Christofides (Coastal Carolina)
SINGLES - SECOND ROUND
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.