CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—The Tar Heels won seven of eight singles matches in a promising season-opening performance on Saturday at the inaugural Allen Morris Invitational in the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
Carolina got singles wins from Brian Cernoch, Karl Poling, Chris Li, Anuj Watane, Peter Murphy, Benjamin Kittay and Henry Lieberman as it fine-tuned for the regular season that begins next week.
In doubles action, the Tar Heels got doubles wins from Kittay and Poling and Li and Lieberman against opponents from Boise State, as well as from Kittay and Ryan Seggerman and Poling and Casey Kania against Tulsa.
The Allen Morris Invitational will continue Sunday and Monday on the indoor courts at Cone-Kenfield. The weekend’s action includes players from Carolina, Tulsa, Boise State and Columbia. The Tar Heels are scheduled to begin play on Sunday at approximately 3 p.m.
Carolina will open its 2023 dual match season next week on Thursday January 19 with a home doubleheader against Campbell (3:30 p.m.) and NC Central (7 p.m.). Seven of the Tar Heels’ first eight duals will be in the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.
2022 Allen Morris Invitational Results
Kody Pearson (Tulsa) d. Ryan Seggerman (UNC), 6-1, 3-6, 7-6(2)
Brian Cernoch (UNC) d. Stefan Hampe (Tulsa), 6-3, 6-2
Karl Poling (UNC) d. Callum Gale (Tulsa), 6-4, 6-4
Chris Li (UNC) d. Adham Gaber (Tulsa), 6-3, 7-5
Anuj Watane (UNC) d. Ezequiel Santalla (Tulsa), 6-1, 6-4
Peter Murphy (UNC) d. Daniel Siddall (Tulsa), 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
Benjamin Kittay (UNC) d. Tim Carlsson (Tulsa), 6-3, 6-4
Henry Lieberman (UNC) d. Volodymyr Zakharov (Tulsa), 6-4, 3-6, 1-0(12-10)
Caden Moortgat/Sam Sippel (Boise State) d. Will Jansen/Ryan Seggerman (UNC), 6-4
James Var Herzelle/John Chin (Boise State) d. Brian Cernoch/Peter Murphy (UNC), 6-3
Jan Lucca Marquadt/Simon Arca Costas Costas (Boise State) d. Benjamin Kittay/Casey Kania (UNC), 6-3
Caden Moortgat/Sam Sippel (Boise State) d. Casey Kania/Peter Murphy (UNC), 6-2
Benjamin Kittay/Karl Poling (UNC) d. Simon Arca Costas/John Chin (Boise State), 7-5
Chris Li/Henry Lieberman (UNC) d. Michael Bott/Ryo Minakata (Boise State), 6-4
Benjamin Kittay/Ryan Seggerman (UNC) d. Adham Gaber/Ezequiel Santalla (Tulsa), 6-0
Karl Poling/Casey Kania (UNC) d. Timothy Carlsson Seger/Kody Pearson (Tulsa), 6-4
Callum Gale/Daniel Siddall…