It was the second set — and something had changed on Court Four.
Robert Kelly was down 3-0 after winning the first set handedly. The senior waited patiently for the opportunity to come back, and eventually defeated his opponent soundly, coming away with a 6-1, 6-4 victory.
North Carolina relied on experience and veteran talent as it took on Virginia Tech on Friday afternoon at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. The team was able to secure the doubles point and drop only one match against the Hokies to get its first ACC win of the year.
The No. 6 Tar Heels won the doubles point with relative ease, although starting off slow on Court One. Kelly and sophomore William Blumberg gave up two games in a row to be tied 2-2. However, the two of them did not ever worry about losing, though, as they waited for the right time to take over.
“In doubles, it’s pretty quick paced,” said Blumberg. “Once we got a break we just got it going.”