The No. 7 North Carolina men’s tennis team defeated No. 11 Florida State, 4-1, on Friday, improving its season record to 19-4, 10-1 ACC.
To begin the match in doubles, Simon Soendergaard and Mac Kiger took an early, 3-1 lead over the Seminoles and never looked back. They went on to win, 6-1.
On Court One, the top-ranked doubles team in the nation, William Blumberg and Robert Kelly, secured the doubles point. After taking a quick 2-1 lead over the Seminoles, they went on to win, 6-1. Since the Tar Heels won two doubles matches and clinched the match's doubles point, Benjamin Sigouin and Blaine Boyden’s match went unfinished. 1-0, Tar Heels.
In individual play, the Tar Heels lost momentum, starting off slow while the Seminoles won three of the six opening sets. The only three Tar Heels successful in their first set was No. 2 Blumberg, No. 38 Sigouin and Kiger.
Boyden lost in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, to give the Seminoles their first point. With that win, the match was tied 1-1.