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Freshman Brett Clark earned a 6-1, 6-1 victory at #3 singles for Carolina.
Freshman Brett Clark earned a 6-1, 6-1 victory at #3 singles for Carolina.
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Tar Heels Drop Close Match To VCU
Release: 03/06/2013

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Despite singles wins by Brett Clark and William Parker, the #44 North Carolina men's tennis team fell to #28 VCU by a 5-2 score on Wednesday afternoon at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.  With the win, the Rams improved to 12-4 on the season while Carolina dropped its second straight and is now 7-4 overall.

VCU claimed the doubles point with an 8-3 win by Michael Voscek and Max Wennakoski at the #2 spot.  The 38th-ranked VCU doubles team of Alejandro Argente and Jamie Vazquez was down a break at #3 doubles before rallying for an 8-6 victory over Oystein Steiro and Andrew Gores.

Freshman Brett Clark quickly tied the match for UNC at #3 singles with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Claes Gorensson.  VCU earned the next two points with wins at #6 and #1 singles before senior William Parker recorded a 7-6 (2), 6-1 victory over Michael Voscek at the #4 spot in singles.

Down a set at both remaining singles, UNC players fought back in the second sets but were unable to rally all the way back.  #15-ranked Max Wennakoski of the Rams held off Nelson Vick 6-3, 6-4 at the #2 spot.  Oystein Steiro was down 6-4, 5-0 at the #5 spot but rallied to force a second-set tiebreaker before falling to Alejandro Argente 7-4 in the tiebreaker.

Next up for the Tar Heels is a spring break trip to the Lone Star State for matches against TCU and Texas.  Carolina will match up against the Horned Frogs on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Fort Worth, Texas.  The Heels will also be in action against Texas next Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Austin, Texas.

Live stats links for both matches can be found at GoHeels.com.

#28 VCU 5, #44 North Carolina 2

Doubles (Team Winning Majority Of Matches Earns One Team Point)
Order of match finish: (2, 3, DNF)
1. William Parker/Brett Clark (UNC) vs. #39 Alex Huegas/Dylan McClosky, 5-5 (DNF)

2. Michael Voscek/Max Wennakoski d. Nelson Vick/Esben Hess-Olesen (UNC), 8-3

3. #38 Alejandro Argente/Jamie Vazquez (VCU) d. Oystein Steiro/Andrew Gores (UNC), 8-6

Singles (One Team Point Per Singles Match)

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

1. #99 Alex Heugas (VCU) d. #29 Esben-Hess Olesen (UNC), 6-4, 6-2

2. #15 Max Wennakoski (VCU) d. #110 Nelson Vick (UNC), 6-3, 6-4

3. #124 Brett Clark (UNC) d. Claes Gorensson (VCU), 6-1, 6-1

4. William Parker (UNC) d. Michael Voscek (VCU), 7-6 (2), 6-1

5. Alejandro Argente (VCU) d. Oystein Steiro (UNC), 6-4, 7-6 (4)
6. Jamie Vazquez (VCU) d. Stuart DePaolo (UNC), 6-0, 6-2
Records: North Carolina (7-4), VCU (12-4)
UNC North Carolina Men's Tennis


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