Tech falls to No. 6 North Carolina

(6) North Carolina 6
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Virginia Tech men’s tennis team fell at No. 6 North Carolina, 6-1 on Friday afternoon at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Alex Ribeiro picked up a point for the Hokies (9-2, 0-1 ACC) on court three where he battled against Simon Soendergaard. The Hokies’ sophomore gave up the first set 4-6, but powered back in the second to win it by the same margin. In the super tiebreak, Ribeiro rolled to victory, winning it 10-2.

UNC (10-2, 1-0 ACC) won the doubles point with 6-2 decisions on courts one and three. The Tar Heels took the 2-0 lead with a win at six followed by a win at one where top-ranked William Blumberg faced off against Tech’s No. 29 Mitch Harper. Blumberg gave the Tar Heels a 6-4, 6-2 win and a 3-0 lead. UNC clinched the match at five where Henrik Korsgaard fell to Blaine Boyden 6-2, 6-2.

The Hokies will remain in the Triangle to face No. 10 Duke on Sunday, March 4 in a 1 p.m. match in Durham, North Carolina.

1. #1 William Blumberg (NC) def. #29 Mitch Harper (VT) 6-4, 6-2
2. #44 Benjamin Sigouin (NC) def. #117 Jason Kros (VT) 7-5, 6-1
3. Alex Ribeiro (VT) def. Simon Soendergaard (NC) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0(2)
4. #105 Robert Kelly (NC) def. Carlo Donato (VT) 6-1, 6-4
5. Blaine Boyden (NC) def. Henrik Korsgaard (VT) 6-2, 6-2
6. Joshua Peck (NC) def. Freddy Mesmer (VT) 6-3, 6-1
Order of finish: 6,1,5,4,2,3

1. #6 Kelly/Blumberg (NC) def. Korsgaard/Ribeiro (VT) 6-2
2. Sigouin/Anu Kodali (NC) vs. Donato/Harper (VT) 3-5 dnf
3. Mac Kiger/Soendergaard (NC) def. Kros/Mesmer (VT) 6-2
Order of finish: 3,1

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