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Carolina Overwhelms Longwood 7-0
Release: 03/10/2014

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The No. 11 North Carolina men's tennis team (13-2) defeated Longwood (1-10) in a 7-0 sweep on Monday evening in the second half of a doubleheader at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. In the earlier match played at noon, Carolina edged No. 7 Texas 4-3.

The Tar Heels made quick work of the Lancers in doubles, earning wins on courts two and three to clinch the doubles point.

Ronnie Schneider and Jack Murray, a pair of freshmen, tallied the Tar Heels' first doubles win with a dominant 8-0 victory on court three over Longwood's Justin Higgs and Bharani Sankar. Brayden Schnur and Brett Clark sealed the doubles point at No. 2 by overwhelming Steed Johnson and Warren Bryan 8-1.

The match on court one was suspended after the point was clinched with Oystein Steiro and Nelson Vick leading Daniel Elston and Edward Becker 4-1.

In singles, all six Carolina players won in straight sets.

Twenty-ninth-ranked Ronnie Schneider recorded Carolina's first singles win, taking out Daniel Elston 6-1, 6-0 on court one. Sophomore Stuart DePaolo, playing at the No. 6 spot, followed up Schneider's victory with 6-0, 6-3 win over Bharani Sankar.

Freshman Johan Skattum cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 win on court five to clinch the match for the Tar Heels.

In other results, No. 47 Brett Clark won 6-0, 6-0 on court two, freshman Jack Murray won by an identical count of 6-0, 6-0 on court three and senior Nelson Vick concluded the match with a 6-2, 6-1 victory on court four.

The Tar Heels will get a three-day break before beginning ACC play on Friday against No. 19 North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C. The match is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

#11 North Carolina 7, Longwood 0

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

Order of match finish: (3,2)

1. Oystein Steiro/Nelson Vick (UNC) vs. Daniel Elston/Edward Becker (LW), 4-1, unfinished

2. Brayden Schnur/Brett Clark (UNC) def. Steed Johnson/Warren Bryan (LW), 8-1


3. Jack Murray/Ronnie Schneider (UNC) def. Justin Higgs/Bharani Sankar (LW), 8-0

Singles (One Team Point Per Singles Match)

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

1. #29 Ronnie Schneider (UNC) def. Daniel Elston (LW), 6-1, 6-0

2. #47 Brett Clark (UNC) def. Edward Becker(LW), 6-0, 6-0

3. Jack Murray (UNC) def. Steed Johnson (LW), 6-0, 6-0

4. Nelson Vick (UNC) def. Warren Bryan (LW), 6-2, 6-1

5. Johan Skattum (UNC) def. Justin Higgs (LW), 6-2, 6-1


6. Stuart DePaolo (UNC) def. Bharani Sankar (LW), 6-0, 6-3

Team Records: North Carolina (13-2), Longwood (1-10)


UNC North Carolina Men's Tennis


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