Ronnie Schneider had just given his best Tiger Woods fist pump impression.
“Come on,” the North Carolina men’s tennis freshman screamed after smashing home a forehand past his Texas Christian opponent.
A few volleys later, Schneider brought out the first pump again, as he snuck another laser past him. Such was the story of Schneider’s undefeated Sunday, when he won both his singles matches, and teamed with fellow freshman Jack Murray in doubles. The Tar Heels defeated TCU 4-3 and North Carolina Central 7-0. Coach Sam Paul was not surprised by the freshman’s dominant performance.
“He’s a workhorse,” Paul said. “We knew that when we recruited him … it affects the entire team. We love it. We can’t get enough.”
Schneider said his enthusiasm is one of the most powerful weapons he has, and it’s something he has used to earn himself a No. 17 singles ranking.