The doubles duo of Brett Clark and Robert Kelly have proven to be effective leaders on the court for the North Carolina men’s tennis team (18-1, 3-1 ACC) so far this season.
In Sunday’s eventual 5-2 rout of N.C. State, the duo was crucial to the team’s win as they recovered the doubles match point for their team, and provided a steadying hand to the team as it experienced early struggles in the singles matches.
Through the first two doubles matches, each team had won one game, leaving the advantage team point up for teammates Clark and Kelly to capture with victory over their opponent. When their team needed them most, their consistency remained as they came through in clutch to beat freshman twins Ivan and Igor Saveljic 6-4, gaining an early 1-0 advantage for the Tar Heels.
Clark credits the consistency for the two in doubles because they have compatible playing styles and have chemistry between one another.
“We play the same type of doubles so its easy,” said Clark. “We’ve been on a good roll, we had a good spring last year, the fall was very good and we have kept it going so far.”