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Brayden Schnur turns pro, will forego senior season with UNC men's tennis

Junior Brayden Schnur returns a ball in No. 7 UNC Men's Tennis team's victory over No.5 Oklahoma 4-3 Sunday afternoon.
Buy Photos Junior Brayden Schnur returns a ball in No. 7 UNC Men's Tennis team's victory over No.5 Oklahoma 4-3 Sunday afternoon.

Brayden Schnur, a three-time All-American for the North Carolina men's tennis team, has decided to pursue a professional career and forego his senior season, the team announced Monday.

In 2012-13, the season before Schnur arrived in Chapel Hill, the Tar Heels amassed a 12-13 record. In each of the past three seasons, the Pickering, Ontario native led North Carolina to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.

“He is unquestionably one of the greatest players in program history," said Coach Sam Paul in a statement. "It was an honor to coach him and we look forward to following his career.”

Along the way, Schnur picked up several individual accolades. Along with his three All-America honors, Schnur won the singles title at the 2014 USTA/ITA National Indoor Collegiate Championships and was named the ITA National Rookie of the Year that same season. 

Schnur finishes his college career with a 49-25 record in each singles and doubles competition.

“I would like to thank the University of North Carolina for an unforgettable two and a half years and know that you have a proud Tar Heel for life with me ...," Schnur said in a statement. 

“To our incredible fans, our loyal alumni and to the entire Tar Heel nation and everyone involved in my life as a student-athlete at UNC, thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

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