NCAA Mens Tennis

Men’s Tennis Wraps Up Day 2 At Gamecock Ranked +1

Men's Tennis Wraps Up Day 2 At Gamecock Ranked +1

COLUMBIA, S.C.—Men’s tennis players from the University of North Carolina picked up a doubles win and three singles victories on Saturday on day two of the Gamecock Ranked +1, hosted by the University of South Carolina. 

The team of Benjamin Kittay and Karl Poling split a pair of doubles matchups. To begin the day in the A-draw doubles first round, Theo Winegar and Michael Zheng of Columbia University beat Kittay and Poling, 8-2. Later, in the second round, Kittay and Poling bounced back with an 8-5 victory over Lucas Da Silva and Carter Morgan of South Carolina.

In singles action, Kittay, Poling and Anuj Watane all won their matches on Saturday. Kittay swept Holden Koons of Wake Forest in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1, in the A-draw third round. In the third round of the B-draw, Watane outlasted Alexander Keifer of Virginia in three sets, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-2 while Poling was leading Braden Shick of NC State, 6-4, 1-0 when Schick had to retire.

Action at the Gamecock Ranked +1 will conclude on Sunday.

Saturday’s Results

A-draw Doubles First Round

Theo Winegar/Michael Zheng (Columbia) def. Benjamin Kittay/Karl Poling (UNC) 8-2


A-draw Doubles Second Round

Benjamin Kittay/Karl Poling (UNC) def. Lucas Da Silva/Carter Morgan (South Carolina) 8-5


A-draw Third Round

Benjamin Kittay (UNC) def. Holden Koons (Wake Forest) 6-4, 6-1


B-draw Third Round

Anuj Watane (UNC) def. Alexander Keifer (Virginia) 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-2

Karl Poling (UNC) def. Braden Shick (NC State) 6-4, 1-0, ret.


Friday’s Results

A-draw First Round

Jeffrey Von der Schulenburg (Virginia) def. Benjamin Kittay (UNC) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4

Jay Friend (Arizona) def. Will Jansen (UNC) 4-3, ret.


B-draw First Round

Anuj Watane (UNC) def. Connor Krug (Duke) 4-6, 7-5, 6-2

Karl Poling (UNC) def. Edoardo Graziani (Virginia) 6-2, 7-5


A-draw Second Round

Benjamin Kittay (UNC) def. Billy Blaydes (Auburn) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Martin Borisiouk (NC State) vs. Will Jansen (UNC) walkover


B-draw Second Round

Jelani Sarr (South Carolina) def. Anuj Watane (UNC) 6-3, 6-2

Ozan Baris (Michigan State) def. Karl Poling (UNC) 6-3, 6-2

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