March 22, 2013
    Virginia Tech defeats North Carolina, 4-3
    The 59th-ranked Hokies down No. 70 North Carolina in ACC action
    Burrows-Burleson Tennis CenterF
    (70) North Carolina3
    (59) Virginia Tech 4
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    BLACKSBURG, Va. – The 59th-ranked Virginia Tech men’s tennis team downed ACC foe No. 70 North Carolina, 4-3 on Friday afternoon in conference action at Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.

    The Hokies (10-3, 2-0 ACC) took the early lead in the match, winning two of the three doubles. After Carolina (7-9, 0-3 ACC) won the first finished doubles match in the No. 3, the Hokies had a win at the No. 1 as 21st-ranked Andreas Bjerrehus and Amerigo Contini downed Esben Hess-Olsen and Maik Ulrich, 8-5.

    Tech secured the point with a win in the No. 2. Lucas Oliveira and Hunter Koontz paired up for an 8-5 win over UNC’s Nelson Vick and William Parker.

    Virginia Tech went up 2-0 as Joao Monteiro had a win in the No. 6 singles, defeating Taylor Meyer in straight sets with scores of 6-1, 6-1.

    The Hokies extended their lead with a win in the No. 1 as Tech’s 73rd-ranked Contini defeated 35th-ranked Hess-Olsen, 6-4, 6-3.

    Carolina got on the board with wins in the No. 4 and No. 5 singles, but the Hokies secured the team win with a victory in the No. 2 where Virginia Tech’s 91st-ranked Bjerrehus downed 113th-ranked Vick, 7-6(5), 6-1.

    Virginia Tech will be back on the court on Sunday, March 24 when the Hokies host No. 8 Duke in a 2 p.m. match at Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center.

    1. #73 Amerigo Contini (VT) def. #35 Esben Hess-Olsen (UNC) 6-4, 6-3
    2. #91 Andreas Bjerrehus (VT) def. #113 Nelson Vick (UNC) 7-6(5), 6-1
    3. #104 Brett Clark (UNC) def. Lucas Oliveira (VT) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
    4. William Parker (UNC) def. Trpimir Kujundzic (VT) 7-5, 6-4
    5. #114 Oystein Steiro (UNC) def. Hunter Koontz (VT) 6-4, 6-4
    6. Joao Monteiro (VT) def. Taylor Meyer (UNC) 6-1, 6-1
    Order of finish: 6,1,5,4,2,3

    1. #21 Bjerrehus/Contini (VT) def. Hess-Olsen/Maik Ulrich (UNC) 8-5
    2. Koontz Oliveira (VT) def. Vick/Parker (UNC) 8-5
    3. Steiro/Clark (UNC) def. Kujundzic/Marko Lovrinovic (VT) 8-3
    Order of finish: 3,1,2

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