Sophomore Josh Peck made it to Saturday’s third round before falling to Gardner-Webb’s 17th seeded Maximillian Scholl, and senior Robert Kelly advanced all the way to the singles quarterfinals before losing to 25-seeded Bar Botzer of Wake Forest.
In doubles, UNC had three pairs compete. Boyden and Peck were eliminated in the first round by UNC-Wilmington’s Raphael Calzi and Ignasi De Rueda duo. Harrison and Kodali made it to Saturday’s second round, before being sent home by NC State’s Igor Savelijc and Ivan Savelijc. Lastly, the duo of Kelly and Simon Soendergaard advanced to the Sunday’s third round before having to withdraw due to injury against Clemson.
Who stood out?
The Tar Heels had an underwhelming showing in this tournament.
Peck, Kelly and Soendergaard all made appearances past the third round of their respective brackets. Kelly made it all the way to the final eight in the singles bracket before losing to Botzer of Wake Forest.
When was it decided?
Many UNC players went home early — in the first and second rounds. Only three Tar Heels saw third round action. North Carolina started off cold and didn’t turn it around during the weekend.
Why does it matter?
After a strong showing in the 2017 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships, North Carolina had an off-performance in this tournament.
When do they play next?
Next on the schedule for the men’s tennis team is the UNC Charlotte Invitational in Charlotte, which will take place the weekend of Oct. 27.