The Tar Heels came out hot on the first day, notching an 8-0 record in singles play. Five of these players advanced to the third round.
Three Tar Heels — Kelly, sophomore Blaine Boyden, and senior Ronnie Schneider — got to the quarterfinals. UNC was the only school to have three players reach the round of eight.
Though all three lost, it is an impressive feat and a good sign for the team moving forward.
The Tar Heels went undefeated in the first round of doubles, with two pairs — Kelly and Peck, and redshirt senior Chad Hoskins and sophomore Arturo Schmidt — reaching the quarterfinals.
Hoskins and Schmidt fell to Wake Forest’s top-seeded duo of Skandar Mansouri and Christian Seraphim, while Kelly and Peck continued their hot streak all the way to the doubles final on Tuesday — where they hoped to avenge their teammates against the Wake Forest pair.
But in the end, Mansouri and Seraphim outlasted Kelly and Peck in a third-set tiebreaker to win the doubles bracket.
Who stood out?