Tech, ranked No. 26 nationally, saw its home record fall to 7-1 with the narrow loss. The Tar Heels won two of the three doubles matches to capture the crucial doubles point then split the six singles contests to take the match. Tech was playing its first match without Yoann Re (Jr.,
In singles, Luka Somen (Fr.,
Nicolas Delgado de Robles (
In doubles, Corace/Graber defeated Boyajian/Hunter in the No. 3 match, 8-5, and the Tar Heels evened the competition as Delgado de Robles/Somen lost, 8-5, at No. 1 to Donato/Fogleman. UNC captured the point as Daciek/Jacques dropped the No. 2 match, 8-6, to Crone/Alex Rafiee.
Tech plays the final home match of the season on Sunday, Apr. 5, at 1 p.m. against No. 25 Duke. The Sunday contest versus the Blue Devils is Faculty & Staff day where all fans can register to win a free VT polo, VT fleece as well as gift certificates to local area restaurants. Also, the first 100 fans on Sunday will receive a free VT thermal mug.
Tech seniors Brandon Corace, Nicolas Delgado de Robles and Preston Lemon will be honored prior to Sunday’s match against the Blue Devils.
No. 1 #35 Clay Donato (UNC) def. Nicolas Delgado de Robles (VT) 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 .Taylor Fogleman (UNC) def. Pedro Graber (VT) 6-7, 6-4, 6-4
No. 3 Luka Somen (VT) def. Andrew Crone (UNC) 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 Brennan Boyajian (UNC) def. Sebastien Jacques (VT) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
No. 6 Patrick Daciek (VT) def. Zach Hunter (UNC) 6-2, 0-6, 7-6
Order of finish: 1, 5, 3, 6, 4, 2*
No. 1 Donato/Fogleman (UNC) def. Delgado de Robles/Somen (VT) 8-5
No. 2 Crone/Alex Rafiee (UNC) def. Daciek/Jacques (VT) 8-6
No. 3 Corace/Graber (VT) def. Boyajian/Hunter (UNC) 8-5
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2*
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