The No. 5 North Carolina men’s tennis team defeated unranked Louisville on Friday afternoon to earn its sixth win in the last seven contests.
UNC (15-4, 6-1 ACC) started out strong after taking the first point in the doubles matches against the Cardinals (14-7, 4-4 ACC). Benjamin Sigouin and Blaine Boyden finished first on Court Two with a strong 6-2 win over Louisville’s Federico Gomez and Ciro Lampasas. The No. 4 pair Robert Kelly and William Blumberg clinched the point for the Tar Heels with a close, 7-5 win, over No. 17 duo Parker Wynn and Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff.
All throughout the singles contests, both teams struggled to find momentum and the matches were stopped twice because of rain. North Carolina eventually took the team win after several gritty matches. The match between Boyden and Nicolas Rouanet was notable for its very long volleys and a tight first set. Boyden eventually emerged victorious, 7-5, 6-2.