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.
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)
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)