The No. 3 North Carolina men’s tennis team lost for the first time of the 2017-18 season on Saturday, losing 4-3 to No. 6 Texas A&M in the quarterfinals of the ITA Indoor National Championships. The Tar Heels lost again in a consolation matchup with No. 2 Ohio State afterward.
UNC began the tournament on Friday afternoon by taking down previously-unbeaten No. 22 Notre Dame. After securing the doubles point, Sigouin, Blumberg and sophomore Simon Soendergaard all won their singles matches to finish the 4-0 sweep for the Tar Heels against the Fighting Irish.
However, in the second round, the Tar Heels (8-2) couldn’t string together enough singles wins to get past the Texas A&M Aggies.
North Carolina started the contest by beating Texas A&M in two of out the three doubles matches to gain a point. The duo of Blumberg and Kelly started off duals competition by beating the Aggie pair of first year Patrick Kyson and senior Arthur Rinderknech.
Then, Sigouin and Kodali defeated Texas A&M’s first year Juan Carlos Aguilar and senior Jordi Arconada to secure the first point for the Tar Heels.