The No. 5 North Carolina Men’s tennis team fell to No. 1 Wake Forest in front of a large crowd at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center on Wednesday. The Tar Heels were defeated 4-3 in a match that came down to the third set on Court Three.
The Tar Heels (13-4, 4-1 ACC) got off to a slow start and allowed Wake Forest (15-1, 4-1 ACC) to take the doubles point.
On Court Three, doubles pair Simon Soendergaard and Mac Kiger fell to their opponent, 6-3. Shortly after, new doubles pair Benjamin Sigouin and Blaine Boyden lost, 6-4.
It was the first time this season the two have played doubles together.The pair seemed to have good chemistry but were unable to come out on top. With these two losses, the Tar Heels dropped the doubles point.
Wake Forest also earned the next point. On Court Four, Robert Kelly was defeated 6-4, 6-4. The Tar Heels got on the board when Boyden won his match with two 6-2 sets on Court Five, bringing the overall score to 2-1 in favor of the Demon Deacons.