The most competitive match of the game — and perhaps the entire day — was between Schnur and Georgetown’s Dan Khanin.
The two opponents played to a 6-6 tie in the first set before Schnur defeated Khanin 7-0 in the tiebreaker. Schnur then clinched the match for the Tar Heels in the second set with a 6-3 win.
After beating Georgetown, UNC opened its match against North Carolina A&T by once again claiming the doubles point.
Clark pushed the Tar Heels' lead to 2-0 with a 6-0, 6-1 win in singles play. Murray picked up his second win of the day moments later before senior Stuart DePaolo sealed the victory with a 6-1, 6-0 win at Court No. 4.
“We've got to get sharper. We've got to have better shot selection, better concentration, and that’s about it. We have to get these first-round jitters or whatever out of the way and keep getting better every day.” — Coach Sam Paul on his team’s performance on Saturday.
During singles play against Georgetown, an errant ball from Schnur’s court hit a light above Court No. 2, damaging the light and leaving it dangling from the ceiling. The light couldn't be fixed, and play was eventually suspended on Court No. 2.
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3: UNC first-years Blaine Boyden, Anudeep Kodali and Arturo Schmidt all participated during Saturday's matches, and all three players secured a singles win.
1: In his first match for the Tar Heels, Schmidt — who joined the team at the start of the spring semester — earned a 6-1, 6-0 win over Chapero.
12: North Carolina won 12 of its 13 matches on Saturday, as senior Connor Daly's loss to North Carolina A&T's John Wilson IV was the only match the Tar Heels dropped all day.
The Tar Heels host Indiana at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday as a part of the International Tennis Association Kickoff Weekend. UNC will then play N.C. State or Drexel in either the consolation match or the championship match on Sunday.