First-year Will Blumberg made his highly anticipated competitive debut as the No. 9 North Carolina men’s tennis team cruised past Bucknell and Wofford in its first dual matches of 2017.
In a season-opening doubleheader, the Tar Heels faced off against Bucknell in the early match before taking on Wofford in the afternoon.
In the first match, wins by the pairings of Will Blumberg/Robert Kelly (6-1) and Blaine Boyden/Joshua Peck (6-0) clinched the doubles point for UNC, before singles victories by Blumberg (6-3, 6-1), Kelly (6-0, 6-1), Boyden (6-1, 6-2), Jack Murray (6-0, 6-0), and Arturo Schmidt (6-4, 6-0) sealed the deal, with the Tar Heels taking the match 6-0 over Bucknell.
The dominance continued in the second match of the day, as North Carolina once again clinched the doubles point through victories by Blumberg/Kelly (6-2) and Anu Kodali/Boyden (6-1).
In singles play, victories by Murray (6-0, 6-2), Boyden (6-2, 6-1), and No. 38 ranked Ronnie Schneider (6-2, 6-0) finished off the day. In the end, the Tar Heels defeated Wofford 4-0.