CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The No. 8 North Carolina men's tennis team (21-3, 8-1 ACC) cruised past 72nd-ranked Georgia Tech (7-12, 1-8 ACC) 7-0 on Friday to extend its winning streak to six games.
Coach Sam Paul's Tar Heels did not drop a set in the sweep of a Yellow Jacket team that only fielded five players.
In doubles, Carolina earned two wins against ranked doubles team. The 27th-ranked duo of Brayden Schnur and Brett Clark improved to 11-3 this dual-match season with an 8-3 defeat of No. 47 Carlos Benito and Eduardo Segura on court one. At the No. 2 spot, Oystein Steiro and Nelson Vick dismissed the Yellow Jackets' 79th-ranked pair of Nathan Rakitt and Cole Fiegel, 8-4.
Singles play was highlighted by strong play from upperclassmen Nelson Vick and Oystein Steiro. Vick rolled to a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Colin Edwards on court five, and Steiro clinched the Tar Heels' win with an emphatic slam on match point in his 6-2, 6-2 triumph over Carlos Benito.
In other results, Jack Murray notched a 6-3, 6-1 win on court four, No. 68 Brett Clark tallied a 6-3, 6-4 on court two and 26th-ranked Ronnie Schneider added a hard-earned 6-4, 7-5 victory on court one.
Schneider and Murray were credited with a win by walkover at No. 3 doubles and Johan Skattum won by walkover at No. 6 singles.
"I thought today was our most complete match of the year," said head coach Sam Paul. "It was unfortunate that they couldn't field a number three doubles team and a number six singles player, but up and down we played really well.
"I was happy for Nelson [Vick] getting a win in singles and doubles. He's earned it. He's a battler and a warrior for us, so that was good to see."
#8 North Carolina 7, #72 Georgia Tech 0
Doubles (Team Winning Majority Of Matches Earns One Team Point)
Order of match finish: (3,2,1)
Singles (One Team Point Per Singles Match)
Order of match finish: (6,5,3,4,2,1)
1. #26 Ronnie Schneider (UNC) d. #112 Nathan Rakitt (GT), 6-4, 7-5
2. #68 Brett Clark (UNC) d. Eduardo Segura (GT), 6-3, 6-4
3. Oystein Steiro (UNC) d. Carlos Benito (GT), 6-2, 6-2
4. Jack Murray (UNC) d. Cole Fiegel (GT), 6-3, 6-1
5. Nelson Vick (UNC) d. Colin Edwards (GT), 6-2, 6-1
6. Johan Skattum (UNC) d. No player (GT), by walkover
Team Records: North Carolina (21-3, 8-1 ACC), Georgia Tech (7-12, 1-8 ACC)