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Senior Ronnie Schneider earned wins in singles and doubles Sunday in Blacksburg, Va.
Senior Ronnie Schneider earned wins in singles and doubles Sunday in Blacksburg, Va.
Carolina Earns ACC Road Win At Virginia Tech
Release: 03/19/2017
BLACKSBURG, Va. North Carolina earned an Atlantic Coast Conference men’s tennis road win on Sunday afternoon, beating host Virginia Tech 4-3 at Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center. The second-ranked Tar Heels improved to 15-2 on the season and 3-1 in the ACC. The Hokies are now 6-7 (1-2).

UNC opened with the doubles point, with the No. 1 duo of William Blumberg and Robert Kelly winning 6-3. On Court 3, Anu Kodali and Ronnie Schneider claimed a 6-4 victory to put Carolina up 1-0.

The Hokies evened the score with the first singles point, as Mitch Harper beat Kelly 6-3, 6-3 on Court 3. The Tar Heels then claimed the next three matches to earn the win. On Court 2, Blumberg beat Alex Ribeiro 6-4, 6-2. Carolina’s senior starters then delivered wins to get the Tar Heels to four points. On Court 1, Schneider, ranked 19th, topped No. 74 Jai Corbet 6-4, 6-3. Jack Murray then clinched on Court 5, winning 6-2, 6-3.

Virginia Tech claimed the final two singles matches. On Court 4, freshman Simon Soendergaard fell to No. 107 Henrik Korsgaard 6-4, 7-6, with a 7-4 score in the tiebreaker. The only singles match to go to three sets was at No. 6, where sophomore Blaine Boyden won the first set 6-4, but fell 6-2 in both the second and third to suffer his first loss of the spring.

Next up, the Tar Heels step out of conference play for a meeting with No. 45 Tulsa. Carolina hosts the Golden Hurricane on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.

March 19, 2017

Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center

Blacksburg, Va.

No. 4 UNC 4, Virginia Tech 3

Doubles

Order of match finish: (1,3)

1. #17 Blumberg/Kelly (UNC) d. Corbett/Korsgaard (VT), 6-3

2. Harper/Ribeiro (VT) vs. Soendergaard/Murray (UNC), 5-3

3. Kodali/Schneider (UNC) d. Kros/Mesmer (VT), 6-4

Singles

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

1. #19 Ronnie Schneider (UNC) d. #74 Jai Corbet (VT), 6-4, 6-3

2. #61 William Blumberg (UNC) d. Alex Ribeiro (VT), 6-4, 6-2

3. Mitch Harper (VT) d. #123 Robert Kelly (UNC), 6-3, 6-3

4. #107 Henrik Korsgaard (VT) d. Simon Soendergaard (UNC), 6-4, 7-6(4)

5. Jack Murray (UNC) d. Jason Kros (VT), 6-2, 6-3

6. Freddy Mesmer (VT) d. Blaine Boyden (UNC), 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

Records: UNC 15-2 (3-1 ACC), Virginia Tech 6-7 (1-2)