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Freshman Jack Murray tallied a singles and doubles win against N.C. Central Sunday evening.
Freshman Jack Murray tallied a singles and doubles win against N.C. Central Sunday evening.
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Tar Heels Sweep NCCU 7-0
Release: 02/09/2014

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The 28th-ranked North Carolina men's tennis team (9-1) stayed hot on Sunday, dominating North Carolina Central (0-4) by a 7-0 count at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center in the second half of a doubleheader. The Tar Heels edged No. 35 TCU 4-3 earlier in the day. With the pair of wins, the Tar Heels are off to their best start since the 2007 team opened up 20-0.

Carolina set the tone early against N.C. Central in doubles with a pair of wins at No. 1 and No. 3 to seal the point.

On court one, the 50th-ranked pair of Oystein Steiro and Nelson Vick got on the board first with a 6-1 victory over N.C. Central's Daniil Gerasimov and William East.

Carolina's Brett Clark and James Coxe clinched the doubles point at No. 3 by cruising past Thomas Persico and Fabrice George 6-2.

The Tar Heels did not look back in singles play, taking all six matches in straight sets despite valiant second-set efforts by several N.C. Central players.

At No. 1, the Tar Heels' 17th-ranked Ronnie Schneider continued his impressive freshman campaign with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Daniil Gerasimov.

Sophomore Brett Clark, ranked 36th nationally, defeated N.C. Central's Stephan Charles-Donatien 6-0, 6-4 on court two.

In other singles matches, junior Oystein Steiro and freshman Jack Murray claimed straight-set victories at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, and Stuart DePaolo prevailed 6-1, 6-5(7-5) on court six to complete Carolina's sweep.

The Tar Heels will get a 13-day break before hosting a doubleheader against Navy (10 a.m.) and The Citadel (5 p.m.) on Feb. 22.

#28 North Carolina 7, North Carolina Central 0

Doubles (Team Winning Majority Of Matches Earns One Team Point)

Order of match finish: (1,3)

Notes:  Tiebreakers played at 5-5

1. #50 Oystein Steiro/Nelson Vick (UNC) d. Daniil Gerasimov/William East (NCCU), 6-1

2. Jack Murray/Ronnie Schneider (UNC) led Stephan Charles-Donatien/Tamina Kienka (NCCU), 5-2 (unfinished)

3. James Coxe/Brett Clark (UNC) d. Thomas Persico/Fabrice Georoge (NCCU), 6-2

Singles (One Team Point Per Singles Match)

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

Notes:  Tiebreakers played at 5-5

1. #17 Ronnie Schneider (UNC) d. Daniil Gerasimov (NCCU), 6-1, 6-3

2. #36 Brett Clark (UNC) d. Stephan Charles-Donatien (NCCU), 6-0, 6-4

3. Oystein Steiro (UNC) d. Tamina Kienka (NCCU), 6-1, 6-2

4. Jack Murray (UNC) d. William East (NCCU), 6-1, 6-2

5. Johan Skattum (UNC) d. Fabrice George (NCCU), 6-3, 6-2

6. Stuart DePaolo (UNC) d. Jamal Hoyte (NCCU), 6-1, 6-5(7-5)

Team Records: North Carolina (9-1), North Carolina Central (0-4)

 


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