Carolina dropped its opening dual of the weekend at Navy on Friday by a 27-6 margin. Freshman Nathan Kraisser and sophomore Evan Henderson each entered the weekend ranked seventh in the nation and claimed decisions for UNC.
Kraisser registered his sixth straight win and picked up his 25th win of the season in the process to provide the Tar Heels three points in an 11-7 decision over Navy's Patrick Prada at 125 lbs.
At 141 lbs, Henderson added three more points for Carolina as he improved to 8-1 in duals with a 10-4 decision over Navy's Joe Locksmith.
Friday night's dual began at 197 lbs and the Midshipmen jumped out to an 8-0 lead with a pair of major decisions against Frank Abbondanza and Cody Klempay.
Kraisser pulled three points back at 125 before Pat Owens dropped a 10-2 major decision against Colton Rasche at 133 making the dual score 12-3. Henderson then cut the deficit to 12-6 with his decision win.
Navy rattled off five straight decision victories to provide the final tally of 27-6.
Nick Heilmann dropped an 8-3 decision to Raymond Borja at 149 pounds before Chris Mears suffered a 4-1 setback to Bobby Barnhisel.
Carolina lost the next three bouts by a combined six points as John Staudenmayer fell, 2-0, against Peyton Walsh at 165 lbs, Tanner Eitel to No. 14 Matthew Miller, 4-1, at 174 lbs and Alex Utley to Mason Bailey, 2-1, at 184 lbs.
The Tar Heels will look to bounce back on Saturday as they battle ACC foe Maryland at 7 p.m. in College Park.
Navy 27, North Carolina 6
Jan. 25, 2013 • Annapolis, Md.
197 - Peter Huntley (Navy) by major decision over Frank Abbondanza (UNC), 14-2 (Navy 4, UNC 0)
HWT - Daniel Miller (Navy) by major decision over Cody Klempay (UNC), 9-0 (Navy 8, UNC 0)
125 - #7 Nathan Kraisser (UNC) by decision over Patrick Prada (Navy), 11-7 (Navy 8, UNC 3)
133 - Colton Rasche (Navy) by major decision over Pat Owens (UNC), 10-2 (Navy 12, UNC 3)
141 - #7 Evan Henderson (UNC) by decision over Joe Locksmith (Navy), 10-4 (Navy 12, UNC 6)
149 - Raymond Borja (Navy) by decision over Nick Heilmann (UNC), 8-3 (Navy 15, UNC 6)
157 - Bobby Barnhisel (Navy) by decision over Chris Mears (UNC), 4-1 (Navy 18, UNC 6)
165 - Peyton Walsh (Navy) by decision over John Staudenmayer (UNC), 2-0 (Navy 21, UNC 6)
174 - #14 Matthew Miller (Navy) by decision over Tanner Eitel (UNC), 4-1 (Navy 24, UNC 6)
184 - Mason Bailey (Navy) by decision over Alex Utley (UNC), 2-1 (Navy 27, UNC 6)