The No. 6 North Carolina men’s tennis team continued its dominant run through the ACC on Sunday, defeating Boston College, 6-1, in Chestnut Hill.
The Tar Heels (16-4, 7-1 ACC) were in control from the beginning, grabbing the match’s doubles point to jump ahead 1-0 over the Eagles (7-10, 0-8 ACC). First-year Mac Kiger and sophomore Simon Soendergaard won their match decisively, 6-2, while first-year Benjamin Sigouin and junior Blaine Boyden left no doubt in a 6-1 win. No. 4 William Blumberg and Robert Kelly’s doubles match did not finish; the pairing was up 5-2 before play was stopped.
In singles play, No. 2 Blumberg was the first on the board for UNC, breezing his way to a 6-1, 6-2 victory. Kelly was next with a 6-2, 6-4 win, and was quickly followed by Soendergaard, whose 6-1, 6-3 showing gave UNC a 4-0 lead.
No. 29 Sigouin was the first Tar Heel to drop a set, 6-3, but quickly regrouped and dominated the next two sets, 6-1, 6-4, to secure yet another UNC point. Boyden pitched in with a 6-2, 6-2 victory, but Kiger’s loss to Sean Mullins dashed UNC’s hopes of a shutout.
Kiger won the first set, 6-1, but dropped a close second set, 7-5. He then lost the ensuing tiebreaker to give Boston College its only point of the day and brought the match’s action to a close.