NCAA Mens Tennis

Woes continue as No. 65 Tech falls to No. 30 North Carolina, Sunday afternoon

Woes continue as No. 65 Tech falls to No. 30 North Carolina, Sunday afternoon

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – No. 65 Virginia Tech (7-5, 0-4) remains winless in ACC competition after losing to No. 30 North Carolina (9-4, 3-1), 0-7, Sunday afternoon.  

The Hokies would fail to secure a doubles point yet again, with the first loss coming on court three, as Alex Ix and Michael Shepheard would fall to Karl Poling and Will Peters, 2-6. The Tar Heels secured the point on court two, as Matt Harper and Alberto Orso were defeated by Patrick Schoen and Peter Murphy, 3-6. The No. 80 pairing of Ryan Fishback would save their weekend, defeating Benjamin Kittay and Phillip Jordan, 6-4, to finish doubles play. 

Maxime St. Hilaire would not be able to earn an upset victory, falling by scores of 2-6, 1-6, to No. 110 Phillip Jordan on court two. The same result would occur on court three, as Hugo Maia dropped his match to No. 80 Karl Poling, 1-6, 3-6, giving North Carolina an early 3-0 lead in the match. 

The Tar Heels clinched the match on court four, as Alex Ix was defeated by Patrick Schoen, 2-6, 2-6. Tech would then suffer three three-set heartbreaking losses to finish the weekend.

The first came on court six, with Alberto Orso losing to Anuj Watone by scores of 6-4, 0-6, 0-1 (4-10). No. 60 Ryan Fishback would then suffer an upset loss to No. 125 Benjamin Kittay on court one, 1-6, 7-6 (7-3), 0-1 (3-10). Freshman Benjamin Pomeranets yet again faced stout competition, as he narrowly fell to No. 106 Will Peters, 6-4, 5-7, 0-1 (8-10). 


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Tech returns home next weekend, beginning with a match against Notre Dame on Friday at 2:30 p.m.

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